When God told us about Joy we already knew and trusted that one day we would have our little Joy, but little did we know the reminders he was going to give us.
October 24th we went out for Ben’s Birthday dinner in Little Rock.While at dinner we sat beside a family with an adorable little girl. She was so well behaved and her parents were just smitten with her. Almost the entire dinner Ben and I talked about how our life would one day be changed when we became parents, and what it would be like to go out to dinner with our little girl. We talked about how Daddy’s going to teach her to like steak so he will have a steak eating buddy since her mommy doesn’t like steak. We talked about how Mommy’s going to teach her to love chocolate so Daddy will have to buy us dessert every time we go out to dinner. It was just a fun night to dream about the future.
After dinner Ben took me to look at christmas decorations at my favorite store “At Home”. This was the first SIGN of Joy that God had showed to both of us (literally). The first row we went down was FULL of signs that said Joy on them. Big signs, small signs, shinny signs, bright signs… Joy was EVERYWHERE. We both just looked at each other and kind of smirked. The next isle we went down had a ton of Joy ornaments. I looked at Ben and said “Are you seeing a trend here?”. Ben said “I wonder if God is trying to tell us something.”. Long story short, the more we shopped the more Joy we found.
We ended up buying a Joy marquee sign and made the theme of our christmas decor JOY. God knew what he was doing when he put the word Joy in all of those At Home designer’s heads. 🙂