Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Great Expectations

I already outlined the events occurring up to "The Calling," Mike received, but there is a little bit of information that I neglected to disclose.  You see, about two days after we were called in to meet with the Stake President, Amanda passed her little white stick test.  Yep...  Stringham #6 is on HIS way!  For those of you who were there when I swore up and down that Dixon's miserable pregnancy would absolutely be my last, you may not know the whole story.

Three days after that blessed little son came into our lives, I sat gently rocking him one night.  In the quiet, the most overwhelming feeling came over me, and I KNEW he was supposed to have a brother.  You can imagine my emotions as I sat there, enduring through another agonizing afterpain...

I find it ironic that at the same time Mike and I felt that the timing was finally right, that he would receive a call to be Bishop.  Sometimes the Lord's humor is lost on me.  And if this baby turns out to be a GIRL....I may need to schedule an interview with the Bishop.

Oh yeah, our due date is 11/11/11.  What's up with that?

9 comments:

Tara said...

Congrats!!!!!!

Shelise said...

Congratulations! I'm so excited for you. You guys are awesome!

RaNae Stevenson said...

Congrats. 6 is the perfect number of children to have. We'll hope it is a boy for Dixon's sake.

Marisa said...

Wow, how exciting and thrilling and scary and joyful! I hope Dixon gets his brother. Congratulations!

Jen said...

You are a brave, amazing, woman of faith.

julie said...

Way to go you! Ummm, good luck?????? Wowsers, 6 kiddo's. You're amazing Amanda! I hope all goes well and that the Lord's way will be shown to you one day (sooner than later hopefully)

Marcie said...

So happy for you!

Tasha said...

Oh wow Amanda! Congratulations! I kind of took a hiatus from reading other people's blogs the last few months and look at all the big news I've missed. Have fun with six little ones on the bench by yourself! Yikes! I hope this pregnancy goes better for you. Good thing your kids are so cute, or it might not be worth it!:)

Ardie said...

Wow! Great news!! I'm sure I've read your blog in sometime in the past month. How did I miss this announcement?! Dixon will love having a brother.