"For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
Nine years ago, I remember answering the phone and being greeted with the question... "Are you sitting down? We just found out that we are having a baby girl and a baby boy!" The ecstatic voice on the other end of the phone belonged to a dear family friend who we've watched grow from a little girl into a beautiful adult woman. During her college years, she would spend the summer with us and she basically became another member of our family. As a result, my young children would endearingly refer to her as "Kristen from the Basement", which would always generate a few puzzled looks from those who were unaware of the situation.