There have been a lot of important days in my life. The day of my birth, the day of my baptism, the day I graduated from college, my wedding day. However, none of these days will compare to December 15th, 2014, the day that changed my life forever.
After one last, long weekend at home enjoying each others’ company(we even got a full nights sleep!), we got the phone call yesterday morning that our birthmom went into labor. All according to God’s plan, we were able to get to the hospital before she gave birth. I was even able to get to be in the delivery room when he was born. Guys, I don’t know how else to say that GOD IS GLORIOUS. Never in a million years did I think that I would experience the birth process. But I did, and I got to see my sweet, precious 5 pound 10 ounce baby come into this world. I got to hear his first cry. By far, it was the most amazing experience of my life. Ken was in the waiting room, but was glad to be there. As soon as he could, he came back to meet our son. My parents were here soon after he was born, so he also got to meet Marmee and Standaddy last night too. (Plus, they brought us pizza, which we ate like we had never eaten before.)
One reason that I know that God is and has been involved in this whole thing is because of the relationship we have formed with his birthmom. If I ever grow up to be as selfless and loving as she is, I will be satisfied with who I am in life. God’s love that he sent to us so many Christmases ago, has been personified through this woman this Christmas. I can never begin to tell her how much I will thank God and praise God upon every remembrance I have of her. Every time I see my sweet baby’s face, I will look back and I will thank God.
Another reason that I know that God is and has been involved in all of this, is because of all of the people that have joined in this journey with us. There have been so many texts and phone calls and facebook messages that have just been so encouraging. We could NEVER write thank you notes to everyone that has been here along the way, so this is our thank you note to you. Just know that our prayers(yours included!) have been answered, no matter what happens from here on out. We love you all.
The final reason that I know that God is and has been involved in all of this(well, the last reason I am going to write about it) is because He is God. He is good. He is always with us. Because of this never failing truth, I have felt Him with us all along the way. Please keep praying for us to continue remembering this even though things are going are way right now. It’s been really easy for us to see God’s glory and mercy this past year, but pray that we continue to search to see it through these next few years of parenthood.
I leave you with this. Remember it’s truth.
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Romans 8.28