In December we traveled to Charleston on a whim to visit my Dad. Sitting there trying to cheer my Tide on during the game I felt strangely dizzy. I knew immediately that something was going on with my body. I had this strange intuition of what might be causing this, although I didn’t think it was a likely possibility. After all, my husband and I had both agreed we were done with having babies. Together we have four children. We had both agreed that we should leave some time to ourselves as the children are getting older. Time for travel and to live life to the hilt. You know as the saying goes…we make plans and God laughs.
I always wanted four children. Always. There was a time when the dream of having more children was taken away from me . Against my desires and will. I was to say at the very least heart broken. Somehow through the pains and mistakes of life God has blessed me with the desires of my heart. I am overjoyed and somewhat dismayed that He is blessing us with another sweet girl. Although I know my husband was secretly wanting a boy. I have to say I am perfectly content with another girl. Hoyt, my husband, is perfectly suited as a Father to girls. Watching him love and spoil our daughters in all the right ways is a beautiful thing. It’s so important for father’s of girls to set the bar high and give them all the love and affection they need. My love, you do that so well! As the song goes….
“Fathers be good to your daughters”
So here we are awaiting the arrival of our daughter. Her name, I have to admit I adore. Hazel was my grandmother’s name. Sadly I never had the chance to meet her. She passed away when my mother was only five years old. If it’s possible to miss someone you never even knew, I do. I know we would’ve been the best of friends. So in her honor our daughter will have her namesake. The middle name, well it has been on my list of girl names since my first born. This time I think the wait was well worth it because I can’t think of any other middle name that would compliment Hazel quite as well. I also have a crazy affection for roses. I finally started a rose garden a few years ago. Go me!
and she shall be called