Friday, April 3, 2009

I AM STILL IN AWE

Six months ago today our miracle was born.

SIX months?! How can that be?

Our son came into our lives so unexpectedly. Six months ago tomorrow we got the call. We were just hours from learning that our years of waiting, pleading, praying, struggling, healing, questioning and trusting had to led to this day.

I was reading a post this week that I wrote in November and when I got to the following paragraph the tears just poured from my eyes as I recalled these sweet memories:
Does our story begin
with October 2008 when we got a call that a 19-year-old birth mom had just given birth to a baby boy and was looking for a family to adopt him? He was less than 24 hours old. Were we interested? Would she choose us? We knew very little about adoption. But we knew a God who was bigger than our heartache and better than our wildest dreams. From phone call to parenthood was less than five hours.


Less than five hours.

I am still in awe.

Six months later I look at my miracle and I AM STILL IN AWE.

That must be what it is like to live a miracle.
How do people become parents in less than five hours? Through the miraculous work of the Lord. For three years we had tried to conceive a healthy baby and in five hours we were holding a miracle in our arms.

Samuel Lee we're celebrating you and your miraculous arrival into our lives today. Lunch at a friend's house...6-month pictures this afternoon...and dinner out. We look forward to celebrating you for the rest of our lives.


Six months, six years, six decades...I pray that the awe never wears off.

1 comment:

Becky said...

Happy 6 month birthday to Samuel!

I too am in awe that "from phone call to parenthood was less than five hours" for you. That is truly amazing. It is such a great reminder of what is possible with God.