Sunday, May 29, 2011
B is for Boys
is for boys...
My mother had 7 of them. Seven boys before having even one girl. My sister and I grew up in a house full of brothers. I remember in grade school people would ask if I could name all my brothers. I thought, "What a stupid question."
Of course, when they asked that I had to rattle all of our names off, in rapid fire succession, without even a breath in between.
I was always so proud of the fact that there were nine children in my family.
But, back to my point...SEVEN BOYS. I do not know how she did it.
God blessed me with two boys.
Yes, when I was younger I wanted a girl. I had such a good relationship with my mother, and I wanted to carry that on with a daughter. We did have a girl's name ready, Katie Renee. Our first son was born, then our second, and I can honestly say that holding son number 2 in my arms erased any desire for a daughter. I was wholly and completely happy. I still am. I have a great relationship with each of our sons, and while there are no daughters-in-law as of yet, I am praying for them already.
Oh, and we did use the name Katie Renee...she is our beautiful 7 year old black lab.