Arevalo Baby #4

That's right, Baby #4 will be joining our family in October! 

We found out this joyous news while we were on Hamilton Island in Australia.  What a sweet time of rest, topped off with such wonderful news!

Today we got to see the baby for the first time and hear the heartbeat.  Oh the heartbeat.  It has never sounded more beautiful to my ears.  This baby already has all of our love.

Finding out about this baby comes on the heels of the death of our son.  So naturally, the emotions are on a wide spectrum.  We are still deeply grieving the loss of Roman, but at the same time rejoicing in new life.  As my Aunt said to me today, "This baby is not a replacement for Roman.  It is a blessing from God who saw your tears and heard your cries." 

Of course, joy is the overarching emotion.  We had already been praying for this baby, and what a sweet answer to our prayers.  We are excited at the prospect of another sibling for Aly & Fynn, and can't believe that in our 5 short years of marriage, we're becoming a family of six!
The other emotions come into play as I give into fears of what the future could hold for this baby.  I'll be honest, I didn't think the emotions would set in so quickly, but I am fearful and anxious and in turn constantly trying to remind myself of God's truths, and entrust this baby to him.  I would absolutely love if you would join us in praying for our hearts and this baby.

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." -Philippians 4:6-7