When Jordan and I were engaged, we loved the song “Two is Better than One” by Boys Like Girls & Taylor Swift (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AW3RspM7v9M) Since we’ve been married, we often sing that line to each other randomly. Once we found out that I am pregnant, we’ve changed the lyrics to, “3 is Better than 2!” Clever, I know. But it makes me think about an article I read with a student this semester in a book called “Discipleship Essentials” by Greg Ogden. In talking about creation and the trinity (God the Father, Son & Holy Spirit), he makes the point that there is perfect love among the trinity that overflowed into the creation of men and women. He says, “God did not create in order to complete something lacking in himself; he created out of the fullness and overflow of his love.”
So while Jordan and I were not planning on having a child at this point in our marriage, we’ve decided that we got pregnant because the love between us is so strong that it overflowed into creating a 3rd person to experience that love :); or that our love is too much for 2 people to contain, so God had to bring a 3rd person to help contain it.
Call us cheesy, but now we have a good story to tell our child about how/why they were born ;-)!