Friday, September 18, 2009

God’s promise held on her chest...

Ryan and I had a doula for Lauren's birth. Joanna supported us during the labor and delivery and was an incredible help to us. She wrote up our birth story and I cried and cried as I read it. Here are a few excerpts that touched my heart deeply....


After 2 hours and 14 minutes of pushing, Lauren’s head crowned. On the next push, Stacy pushed out her head and the next push the slippery body of the 8lbs, 8oz baby girl. It was 4:14am.The doctor suctioned Lauren and rubbed her. The nurse put a hat on her and put the baby on Stacy’s chest. Stacy cried and cried and cried for several minutes. She was so glad it was over. The pain she thought would never end, the exhaustion of the whole birth experience, 4 years of waiting, and God’s promise held on her chest.

This wasn’t just the birth of a child. It was the birth of another one of God’s promises fulfilled and 4 years of wanting, waiting, and surrendering to God’s plan as you welcomed this baby girl with open arms and open hearts.

Joanna couldn't be more right and her words will forever be imprinted on my heart.

7 comments:

Aimee said...

I love you all so much. This picture made me cry and cry and cry!!

Sew said...

I feel so much when I hear that and see this picture.....Amen.....I am so speechless.

Anonymous said...

This is such a beautiful photo capturing such an amazing moment. Couldn't be happier about what the Lord has done in your life.

Love you guys,
Miranda

JellyBelly said...

I have tears in my eyes after reading this post! Your newest miracle is proof that God, indeed, is good!

Sew said...

Sorry to post again...But were you crying because of the pain, or because you had her in your arms.

I mean I would only assume it was because you were holding her for the first time....But really, that type of pain scares me. :) That's all, just wondering how badly it hurt. I know it's all worth it and I would do it any day.

Still....It hurts, I bet. :)

Jesse and Leslie said...

What an amazing picture!!! It totally blessed my heart!

Stacy said...

Sew,
I cried for 2 reasons: one because I was finally holding my baby girl and couldn't believe she was in my arms. I was overwhelmed with emotion and it poured out of my eyes.

To be honest, I was also crying because I was so relieved and thankful to be done pushing. I pushed for so long and did not have pain meds. It was very difficult and exhausting. I could not have imagined how hard labor is.

I didn't really cry during the 11 hours of labor so i guess it all poured out right at the end :)

But, of course, it was so worth it.