A Guest Posting From My Wife: Should You Find Out The Gender Of The Baby?
The other day I heard a story that really confirmed in my mind that everything happens for a reason.
A neighbor of ours is expecting her second baby. In announcing the pregnancy a few months ago, there was no hiding the fact that she and her husband really wanted to have a boy (their first child is a girl). Not only did they say they wanted to have a boy, but both grandmothers told many of our neighbors the same thing.
Here's where the story unfolds. The first time my neighbor went for a sonogram, the baby crossed its legs and did not allow the technician to determine the gender. The second time she went for a sonogram, the machine was broken. And, the third time the doctor was called away on an emergency.
Needless to say, I was sure this was a sign from Above, that perhaps my neighbor was not meant to find out the gender of her unborn baby. I said something to this effect to her a few weeks ago, but she said they were determined to find out the sex of the baby. In the back of my head, I thought it was going to be a girl.
Well, I ran into her husband the other day and I said, "Any news?!"
He said, "It's a girl...." Not too excited, I must say.
I guess we need to pay attention to signs from G-d to prevent us for any unnecessary disappointments in life.
All I hope is that they are blessed with a healthy baby girl that will be loved unconditionally even though everyone knew they wanted to have a boy.