the one…

Oct 4, 2011

This is the one that God chose to knit together in my womb (Ps 139). He chose this child to be my 4th. We have been blessed with a healthy baby…

(wait for it…)

… BOY!!!

Because of my little gender prediction test results I’ve been able to process my feelings regarding the potential fourth boy. Due to the advice of one reader (Liberty from sought God for a vision for this child.

My boys have been really curious & interested in knowing everything about David in the Bible.  Through reading out of every children’s and adult Bible we have I was giving my vision for this fourth child if it was a boy…coming from when Samuel is told by God to find a replacement for King Saul:

“But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.

 8 Then Jesse called Abinadab and had him pass in front of Samuel. But Samuel said, “The LORD has not chosen this one either.” 9 Jesse then had Shammah pass by, but Samuel said, “Nor has the LORD chosen this one.” 10 Jesse had seven of his sons pass before Samuel, but Samuel said to him, “The LORD has not chosen these.” 11So he asked Jesse, “Are these all the sons you have?”

   “There is still the youngest,” Jesse answered. “He is tending the sheep.”

   Samuel said, “Send for him; we will not sit down until he arrives.”

 12So he sent for him and had him brought in. He was glowing with health and had a fine appearance and handsome features.

   Then the LORD said, “Rise and anoint him;                                         this is the one.”    (1 Samuel 16:7-12)

David was not the 1st, 2nd, 3rd or even 4th son. He was the youngest son with at least 7 older brothers. He was chosen by the Lord to be king. He was the one. He was a man after God’s own heart.

My prayer and vision for this child is that he would stand out among his brothers (who are already amazing!) and he would serve God faithfully & be a man after God’s own heart.

(Thank you already to all my sweet friends & family who have reminded me this morning of God’s faithfulness & blessing. I am honored and humbled to have so many wonderful godly friendships in my life.)


  1. leachspeak4

    I am so completely in love with this post and the fact that you have engaged and wrapped your arms around His blessings and choices for you. Wishing you nothing but contentment and overwhelming blessings from this child… Tiffany

    • Heather MacFadyen

      Thanks fellow mom of boys! These words are straight from the Lord and have felt such a peace today that passes all understanding. If I can fight the enemy and his lies and ignore the approval of others, and stay focused on this vision I’m content and blessed! thanks tiffany for your kind words of encouragement!

  2. Michelle

    For whatever reason reading this post gave me chills.

    • Heather MacFadyen

      are you saying I should write thrillers? =) love ya friend. God is good.

  3. Megan

    We couldn’t be more thrilled and what a heritage! We love him already!

  4. Erin

    Can’t wait to meet this special fourth blessing! Now the fun of choosing a name! Love you friend!

    • Adryan

      Samuel David? 🙂

  5. Hannah T

    Congratulations!! I have 8 brothers and love boys! God has blessed me with 2 little girls so far and I pray one day for a son. Your attitude and perspective and very impressive! Blessings!

  6. Melissa J

    Heather! I’m so excited for your sweet family! You have made me excited for my fourth boy too 🙂 I loved reading your post and your genuine love for Jesus and your family!

  7. Kim Hill

    Aw, congrats Heather! I loved reading your post and the one on the intelligender blog – I never even knew they had at-home gender tests! Cool.
    Well, you’re right – a family with 4 boys will be a true blessing, and God has gifted you obviously to be a mother of boys. Little David is already so perfect for you, Bruce, and his awesome brothers. I’m going to call him David for now, even if you don’t! 🙂

  8. Emily

    Great post. I love the parallel with King David’s story. So excited for your little boy! He is so blessed!

  9. Jennie

    Woooooo hooooo!!!!!

  10. Pamela

    Congratulations Heather! Sweet baby boy 🙂 I have to chime in on agreeing that David should end up in there somewhere in the naming process… 😉 Love you.

  11. Liberty

    Congratulations! God is so good! Our vision involved David as well and I wanted to name him David, but my husband said it had to be an “A” name because he had made an acronym out of all of our names and we needed an “A”. LOL His middle name is David though. I love God’s sweet Word to us and how He gently prepares us for things. This boy is going to be a blessing to your family in more ways than you know. Enjoy the sweetness. When Archer was born, the first year I just saw him as a “baby” and not a boy. He wasn’t full of all of that testosterone yet. I don’t know if that sounds weird, but it helped me not focus on the fear of having another rough and tumble boy in the near future. LOL

  12. Katie Orr

    Yay! Congrats!

  13. marcroftfam

    Heather, I am sitting here reading tons of your posts today even though (with two outside playing with the neighbors and two asleep I should be cleaning or cooking) because you’ve touched me. Thank you for sharing your posts, thoughts, and love. It is a calling for sure, I don’t know how many times I’ve heard that. Looking forward to many more posts, another mom of four boys, Allison 😀

    • GodCenteredMom

      yay! so thankful to meet another “four boy” mom! thank you for taking time to comment and introduce yourself. Hope to chat more in the future!


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