A Baby Changes Everything

I remember the day my nephew, Wyatt was born. My sister was in labor all day and after 28 hours, he arrived via caesarean. What a precious newborn boy he was! And my sister, she was so brave and so strong and patient as she awaited the arrival of her son.

I didn’t know it right way, but that day changed our lives forever. He is the first grandchild on my side of the family so you can only imagine what he means to my parents and siblings. What a joy it is just watching him grow and learn every time we are together.

In addition to his presence at all family gatherings, the conversations with my sister, my mom, and almost everyone else revolves around the latest with Wyatt… what words does Wyatt speak? What is Wyatt eating now? Wyatt is so smart!

Baby Wyatt has changed everything in our family.

The same could be said about my nieces… Belle and SusanJane. Oh, how we love talking about the newest additions to the de Armas side of the family! It’s hard to believe that something so small could have such a big impact, literally!

Two baby girls have changed everything for the de Armas’.

Today, after my fifth IUI procedure this morning, I lay in bed and think about the future child or children that my life may revolve around. I wonder who he/she will look like, what his/her first words will be and what my home will be like if a baby was with us.

And, I think how my life would be changed forever if worked this time.

My husband and I have considered all avenues as a means to be parents and if it doesn’t work this time, we will begin efforts to pursue other options. The hardest part is waiting, listening, and seeing God’s hand in it all. In efforts to take the next steps, the many questions resume in my head: What are we supposed to do with our resources? Is there a child out there you have already called ours? What specialist should we see?

Sometimes I wish it could have been as simple as the day Mary found out she was pregnant… An angel appeared and told her she was with child, she was also a virgin.

Lucky for Mary.

I wonder if Mary knew the weight of the miracle she birthed. I wonder if there was a day before the angel appeared that she considered she may never have children? I wonder if she thought about the day that the story of her child laying in a manger would be a day that everyone celebrated?

I know more than most people the miracle that a baby is and the Christmas song that plays often, “Mary Did You Know?”… I would love to know if she knew the same wonderful news as we do.

The baby Jesus, who came to us and born a savior… He is the greatest miracle of all!

You see, a baby changes everything.

The truth is, my life has already changed because of a baby. Yes, I was changed the day I became an aunt. But, more importantly, my life changed because of the birth of Jesus Christ, my lord and savior. It is because of his birthday long ago, I say with great joy, MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.”  Luke 2:10-11

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