Tuesday, September 1, 2009

A Berry Happy Day

Look at those smiles. I mean....that's probably the biggest smile I've seen on my face in I don't know how long. Not because life has been bad...but because this particular night this picture was taken was filled with an extraordinary amount of goodness.

I went over to visit with Natalie on Saturday night and it was this particular night that my bestest friend in the entire world told me something and showed me something that I've wanted to hear and see for quite some time.

Wanna see? She showed me something that looked very similar to this...

That, my friends, is a little 7 week old, healthy and thriving little baby. My best friend and her sweet husband are going to be PARENTS!! It's way too early in the process to know if it's a little boy or a little girl...and right now they're leaning towards not finding out (which, by the way, I LOVE)...so for the time being, this little one is being called Berry. Why Berry? Because little Baby Orr's first picture looks just like a little berry. Berry. I'm absolutely in love.

I was so excited that I could hardly sleep Saturday night. I'm thinking all things baby!

I started praying for this little one a REALLY long time ago, and actually got into some trouble for praying they would have a little one early in marriage. Actually, when Natalie found out about my secretive prayer, she was quick to inform me that if she had had a baby soon I would have to move to Birmingham to help take care of it.

Well, I decided to move...and here comes baby.

Now, I'm not so naive to think that my moving is what made this happen...buy I'm thrilled beyond belief to be able to be a mere 15 minute drive away from my best friend as she begins this next phase of life...mommyhood!!!!

As we sat this weekend and reveled in the happiness of the moment, we couldn't help but to look back. Two years ago, we were living in different cities...neither of us had met Mr. Right (side note, I still haven't...you didn't miss a post). Well, now she's married to a man that exceeds her wildest dreams and soon they will be welcoming new life into this world. God is so good!

Natalie and Scott...

Words don't even begin to describe the happiness that is in my heart. Happiness for each of you individually, for the two of you as a couple, for your families, for little Berry...and for me. :) Y'all are going to be the best parents ever!


Douglasfam said...

they wasted no time at all!!! So exciting! I need to meet this sweet friend of yours!!! Hope your day is going GREAT!!!

courtney said...

wow! that is awesome.