I knew I would love him.
I knew that, like his sister before him, he would make my heart swell.
I knew that I would do absolutely anything for him.
But what I didn’t know and could have never even imagined, is that one glance at him would make my chest constrict.
I didn’t know that I would one day shudder at the thought that I could have missed out on this love.
I didn’t know that I would spend every single remaining day of my life being grateful that I was gifted with a boy…this boy.
When I was a young girl, my grandmother encouraged me to be careful what I prayed for because often, we can’t possibly know what joys lie beyond of our specific prayers.
And I’m so grateful that all of those prayers for a second girl fell on deaf ears.
Because this boy has brought me joy that I could have never imagined.
My life is ever changed by my sweet Matthew.