About nine months after God placed the desire to be a mom in my heart, Kyle asked me to read Psalm 127 out loud. I remember this like it was yesterday. We were in our kitchen, standing together. I read,
A song of ascents. Of Solomon.
1 Unless the Lord builds the house,
the builders labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city,
the guards stand watch in vain.
2 In vain you rise early
and stay up late,
toiling for food to eat—
for he grants sleep to[a] those he loves.
3 Children are a heritage from the Lord,
offspring a reward from him.
4 Like arrows in the hands of a warrior
are children born in one’s youth.
5 Blessed is the man
whose quiver is full of them.
They will not be put to shame
when they contend with their opponents in court.
At the end of reading this passage Kyle just looked at me like I was suppose to read his mind. Please understand that my husband is a youth pastor currently in a bible college. He could have been telling me something he was excited about from school, studying for a sermon, ANYTHING!
When I didn’t begin to jump up and down with joy, Kyle became a little irritated. After months of me asking him about it and praying about it I wasn’t excited, but I truly didn’t know what he wanted me to take out of this passage.
After we were both on the same page, we prayed together and began out exciting journey to parenthood! This passage still makes my heart quicken and reminds me how blessed we are. God is so good!