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pepper's gender reveal

October 1st was a beautiful fall day. Michael and I went to a doctor's appointment that morning and were given the results from my genetic blood test that took place the week before. We were relieved the results came back stating our baby seemed to be in good health, and excited to find out if we were having a son or daughter. After our appointment, we took the envelope containing our baby's results out to the parking lot so we could be alone, and opened it up. I thought we were having a boy but Michael was convinced our baby was a girl. I should have known Michael was right! (Like how he knew I was pregnant even after I took a test that said negative). I was surprised and literally gasped as tears filled my eyes. Michael said he knew it! We embraced in the sunshine. As Michael headed to his office and I headed home, I cried with joy thinking about our daughter and how blessed we were. I imagined Bennett looking down from Heaven and saying like his dad, "I knew it!"

The next week we had an intimate gender reveal. Michael and I love fall time, so it was fitting to have a pumpkin themed get-together to announce our DAUGHTER to our immediate family. As an enneagram 9, I am a peacemaker, so I love how a gender reveal allows everyone to find out at the special news at one time.

It rained all day of the reveal. I really wanted to do the reveal outside so we could get a better photo but I knew it was out of my control. I thought for a moment it would be amazing if there was a rainbow but I let the thought flitter out of my mind because I didn't want to get my hopes up. Then my mom told me she was praying the rain would stop and that there'd be a rainbow.

And you know what?

There was. 🌈

God is good.


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