The Vision Tarried 1

Habakkuk 2:3 says

At the time I have decided,
my words will come true.
You can trust what I say
about the future.
It may take a long time,
but keep on waiting—
it will happen!

Not terribly long after you have your first child you start getting the “when are you going to have another?” questions. Our situation was no different in this aspect.
Truth be told, I would be fine with just Fitzy. I was an only child, and I like the idea of just having one child. One child to focus all my attention and love on.
Danielle longed for another child, but it just wasn’t happening. We finally came to a decision we both felt at peace with. We would wait at least a year, go back on the pill, and just enjoy life, each other and Fitzy, especially after a tumultuous couple years.
I had almost completely forgotten about a text we received from my friend (really more like a brother I never had), Dave Fitzgerald.
We received the following message from Dave on September 8, 2012 – 1 day before my birthday.

You will get pregnant again. And even though you will default in your minds that you will probably miscarry – oh no. You will have a healthy child – possibly twins! It will be huge and massive BUT you must keep it to yourselves and announce at the END of the first trimester. This is a promise from God. God is NOT done with you. He’s just starting. You need to tuck this word on your hearts and cover it. It will be a massive testimony and will restore relationships, friendships, and family ties in ways you never thought possible. It’s going to be mammoth. It will be full circle. Both of your families will be remarkably astounded at what God will do through you in this next pregnancy. BUT you MUST NOT announce it until the end of the 1st trimester. Not even to close friends or family. YOU MUST WAIT!

I honestly feel stronger about this than the word I gave you for Fitzy! You can’t even tell me when you first find out – I will already know. You can’t tell ANYONE! BELIEVE IT! RECEIVE IT! ACT! God is good and will be massively glorified through it. Save these messages for confirmation and documentation. Not for me – but so that we can honor Christ Jesus & God’s ridiculous faithfulness. He is good. He is really REALLY good!

At the time I was going through a bad bout of anxiety/depression, and I honestly mostly wrote this off. I shouldn’t have though, Dave has spoken words like this into our lives on a few other occasions, with amazing detail and 100% success rate.

Suffice it to say, on March 21 we found out we were pregnant again. I was shocked, terrified and excited. Of course when we planned not to and were fine with it, it happened. God has a funny sense of timing, if you ask me.

This weekend we had Fitzy’s second birthday party. The image below shows his last present to open/shock everyone with.


One comment on “The Vision Tarried

  1. Reply Uncle Bruce and Aunt Marilyn May 25,2013 9:31 pm

    God is faithful and so trustworthy 🙂

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