Friday, April 6, 2012
Someone Is Missing
BC and I have been done with having kids since, well. . .Stinker came along. He was quite the surprise, actually, as we were doing all we could to "prevent" said surprise from happening. God sure has a sense of humor. And boy, is he creative! I'm even more convinced than ever that if God has a plan and a purpose for someone, he will do whatever it takes to bring that little person into being. Even against our better judgement. And how His judgement is SO much better than ours! So almost three years ago, on Father's Day no less, we welcomed our littlest bundle of crazy into the world. He has been my walking, breathing, living JOY. Looking back, there is no way that I would have wanted to "prevent" him from happenning. Though we weren't sure that we wanted more than one child, I can't imagine my life without my little Stinky Pants. There would be a huge void. A hole. A missing piece.
Which brings me back to my point. I had a dream a few days ago that there was another little human in my house. I say that loosely, because I couldn't tell you for a fact that this little person was a little "he" or a little "she". Just that they were here and it felt right. Now I've been known to have some pretty far-out dreams. Just this week, I've been a music producer, a spy, at the hospital for the birth of my new niece/nephew who came out a monkey, and also started an orphanage for cats. Anyone who's heard me talk about them knows that I have the most crazy, graphic, absurd, extraordinary dreams. My creative mind just goes into overdrive at night! But this dream was a tad different. We were just going about our normal life with THREE little people in our home instead of two. I woke up and thought nothing of it the rest of the day. But ever since, everytime we are playing at the park, sitting down to dinner, or I'm watching the boys and BC wrestle on the living room floor, I have this resounding thought in the back of my mind. Someone is missing.
I know plenty of my friends would tell me that this all means that we are supposed to have another baby. Fat chance, my husband would say! It's a little bit more complicated than that to me. Who knows if we are to increase our family the old-fashioned way intentionally, or if we are to just wait and pray and ask God who is missing. We've talked about adoption, fostering, etc. before. . .could that be what this is about? Who knows. But there is a void, and I know that where God places a void, He will also send someone to fill it.
I mainly share these thoughts with you all because I'm practicing this new thing called transparency. And maybe, just maybe some of you have had some of the same feelings. If you have, I would LOVE to hear about it! I will continue to wait expectantly for God to reveal His plan. I feel like He's always up to something lately! It's exciting. But this feeling that I have that we are missing someone in this family is something that I've not experienced before. It's an eerie feeling. In my own selfishness, I'd love to pray that this missing person is of the female persuasion, as there is quite enough testosterone to go around the Clark household! I just know that whomever it is, will make there way eventually. And knowing God, it will be in the most unconventional, surprisingly perfect way.