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An Anniversary Today and More on the Little Girl

My dear Shelly and I celebrate 35 years of marriage today.  I am truly blessed to be married to her!  She would say "truly, truly blessed."  :)  To my precious wife - I love you very much!

There is an item I want to mention regarding the announcement last week that Ryan and Jenny are expecting a little girl in September.  It actually happened 2-3 weeks earlier, on Ryan's birthday.  For some background, I had posted on Facebook that day:

Today was special. First, I woke up to a post from my son saying his speech in Denver went fantastic, even though he had to be away from his bride and his baby on his 33rd birthday. He also said for the first time in years he had a dream – on his birthday mind you – about his sister Kayla (why would she miss her brother’s birthday?).  And as I was contemplating these things and driving east to 90th & Dodge, clouds opened and beautiful rays of sun popped through. Quite instantly, an 11 year old song ‘I Can Only Imagine’ came on... a morning gift-wrapped from Heaven.

So then last week Ryan and Jenny surprised us by sharing something they had only found out the day before - the Lord was giving them a little girl.  What a complete joy for us!  And something a little more... Ryan told me in the dream he had about Kayla on his birthday, 17 days before the 'scientific' word, she told him they were going to have a baby girl.  He had not wanted to share with me until the ultrasound on May 17th because, well, he knew I would have been utterly convinced before the actual test. 

It's really neat how the Lord chooses to talk to us. It may be a conscientious nudge, a dream or whatever.  He may send an angel into a helicopter to give peace to a troubled soul, perform absolute miracles or carry us through the sand - but rest assured, He is with us always, just as He said.

Craig