Wednesday, December 1, 2010

"For you are fearfully and wonderfully made...." Psalms 139

On the day you were born, we were anxious and excited. We drove to Ohio to await your arrival.

On the day you were born, your birthmom invited us to the hospital. We hung out while she labored and got to know her and her friends.

On the day you were born, the emotions were brewing inside, masked by uncertainty and nerves of steel.

On the day you were born, distractions were welcomed. We laughed, we talked, we watched T.V. We prayed for a quick, painless delivery, and the safe arrival of a healthy baby.

On the day you were born, our families sat waiting hours away. For any bit of news, for any word of hope.

On the day you were born, the time was finally upon us. We sat in the waiting room, imagining what you would look like, and who you would grow up to be.

On the day you were born, we learned of your arrival. We saw the first picture and heard you were healthy. A huge sigh of relief, and butterflies in our tummies.

On the day you were born, we waited and waited. It seemed like forever, then finally, we were invited to see your sweet face.

On the day you were born, we were awestruck by your beauty, as your birthmom placed you in our arms for the very first time. The time seemed to stand still, as we looked at your sweet face. Watching your every move, amazed by your every breath.

On the day you were born, I'll never forget it. We spoke with your birthmom, and she told us the news. She loved you so much, that she wanted us to provide for you. She made the decision, to share you with us. So strong, and so beautiful, the words that she spoke.

On the day you were born, we were overwhelmed with God's grace. He gave us a baby, to raise in his name.

On the day you were born, it still wasn't final, but we loved you regardless of what the next few days would hold.

"On the night you were born, the moon smiled with such wonder that the stars peeked in to see you and the night wind whispered, life will never be the same.

Because there had never been anyone like you.....ever in the world." ~Nancy Tillman

You are loved more than you will ever know.


Anonymous said...

On the day you were born, I was one of many that waited for any news, any word of hope. Our sweet, beautiful Mira, I hope that you know how blessed you are!! Happy First Birthday!!

Dayna said...

This is so beautiful! Mira is very blessed to have such loving parents and family. Happy First Birthday and May God continue to bless you all!

Melissa said...

Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful.