Our Unexpected Journey: An Answered Prayer

After years of prayers and prayers and prayers, we are so thrilled to share that our baby girl arrived on June 5th, 2015. She’s happy, healthy, and beautiful (I know, I’m biased :) )!

Newborn

I’m totally in love with this girl! Her little toes and feet are just adorable; I can’t help but kiss them. And, if I’m kissing toes, you know I’m in love :) . I’m not a fan of feet! 

When I look at her, I can’t help but be amazed by our Almighty God, the Creator.

For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb (Psalm 139:13). All her little intricacies are so perfect!

She’s only three weeks old, but she’s already changing so much. She’s becoming more and more alert, gaining weight like crazy, holding her head up for longer periods of time, and making so many different faces in her sleep. I could watch her sleep all day! But, of course, she doesn’t sleep all day (or night) :) .

I can’t begin to explain how joyful I am to have this little girl. During the course of our four miscarriages, it wasn’t always easy to see how the Lord was working in our lives. He was definitely teaching us patience, but also so much more than that. I learned to lean on Him in every circumstance; I learned to put my hope in Him, not in worldly desires; I learned to trust Him and His plans for my life, no matter if those plans made sense to me or not. The Lord truly helped me to “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer” (Romans 12:12).

Because it was such a struggle for us to have a child, I feel like my love for her is so much stronger than it would be had we not struggled. Of course, I am definitely not saying I enjoyed having the four miscarriages. However, the Lord has given me the ability to see the good that has come in spite of them. This little girl is loved so much. She truly is our little miracle and answered prayer!

I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him (1 Samuel 1:27)!

Lord, thank you for giving us this child! Please place a hedge of protection around her and our family. Please help us raise her to know, love, and live for You. Amen.

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