“No, tastes fine to me.” He continued to sip on his, while she put her mug down and didn’t pick it up again for the rest of the morning.
Later that day, she was in the kitchen, getting out the fixings to make dinner for the two of them. She looked at the ingredients on the counter and shook her head. I would give anything not to have to eat this, she thought. She went out to the living room, where her husband sat, reading. “I don’t know what it is, but I have the biggest craving for Chinese food.”
Her husband had always spoiled her, and this time was no different. She cleaned up the counter, deciding to make the planned meal the next day, while her husband went to get take-out.
“Want your fortune cookie?” She held it out to him, and he took it and opened it. After enjoying the crunchy little “dessert” he read its contents:
Tomorrow will be an important day for you.
The couple never took fortune cookies seriously; they were just good fun, but jokingly they wondered what the day would hold.
She woke unusually early the next morning with that nagging feeling that something was different. Something had changed. The smell of the coffee grinds made her gag, so she put off brewing a pot. Instead, she went to the bathroom and got the test from the bottom drawer.
A few minutes later, she sat on the bathroom floor in shock. She couldn’t believe it was true. The test was positive. She was pregnant. It felt like a dream; she figured she would wake up any minute...but she didn’t. She wasn’t sure how long she stayed there, thanking God and asking Him to protect the little miracle growing inside her.
When, finally, she thought it was late enough to wake her husband, she went to their bedroom, and found him already awake and sitting up on the bed. Suddenly she found herself at a loss for words: how was she going to relay this amazing news? Knowing she needed to just tell him, lest he worry that her shy countenance was because something was wrong, she said:
“I took the pregnancy test, it was positive. I guess your fortune cookie was right.”
**Why yes, this is how we actually found out about the precious blessing who is currently napping in her crib. **