Monday, December 3, 2007

The Outfit

The outfit that Jericho is wearing in this picture is the outfit that I bought for Grace, our first baby. We found out around Thanksgiving that I was pregnant and from day one both Seth and I thought it was a girl. We were so excited about having a baby. Christmas was coming and I thought it would be fun to get Seth something from our baby, plus it was an excuse to buy baby stuff! I wanted to get an outfit. It was going to be for our baby but I would give it to Seth because I wanted it to say Daddy's Little Girl or something similar. I also wanted it to be pink we did after all think it was a girl. This is what I came up with. I don't know if you can read the shirt but it says Daddy's Little Sweetie with a bunch of candy pieces all around it. I love it!

The outfit holds bitter sweet memories. The day we told our parents that I was pregnant, Christmas Eve, I started having problems and was put on complete bed rest shortly after. I ended up having a miscarriage in my 2nd trimester and our sweet Grace never got to wear her outfit. It was hard. I'm so glad I got the outfit; it is the only thing that we bought during the pregnancy. A few months after the miscarriage I remember taking the outfit down, I had put it in the closest that we were going to make the nursery, and I tucked it away in a box knowing that someday the Lord would bless us with a baby girl that would one day wear it. I remember looking at the outfit when I was pregnant with Gideon thinking no this baby will not wear it, we thought it was a boy, it was not meant for this baby but maybe the next baby will wear it. Again I took the outfit out when I was pregnant with Jericho, we already knew it was a girl, and I remember asking, Lord please let this be the baby that gets to wear the outfit. Thank you Lord for answered prayers.

Jericho was not her perky self when I took this picture so we didn't get any smiles out of her. So, Seth decided to make the face that she was making. I think Jericho looks like her daddy especially when they are making the same face.

2 comments:

KT said...

So sweet Tarah....and thank God for answered prayers. He is so faithful!

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

What an awesome post! Made me feel sad but at the same time - what a testament to God's love.

I love the second picture where Seth and Jericho's faces match. Too funny!

-Andrea