Wow, where do I even begin! This journey that God has placed us on, and this story He wrote for us is truly amazing! The ups and downs, all have been worth it! I feel truly blessed today as I think about bringing this child into our home 18 months ago. Yes, hard to believe she is 18 months old today. Most days I feel as though she is well beyond her years (literally). And other days I feel like we brought her home yesterday. Wow, she is really growing up!!
I remember that giddy feeling inside as we walked out of the hospital with her that day! Feeling like, SHE IS OURS!!!
Then the realities of being a parent sunk in FAST as we endured the first night. I remember crying, the lack of sleep, the emotions… it was all so overwhelming.
But the Lord is good. He brought us through so much during that first year. I remember all of the ups and downs, the struggles we faced, but I also remember the joys that the Lord provided! I am thankful.
Now here we are… 18 months later and I am feeling that overwhelming feeling all over again. Feelings of gratitude to my Savior for entrusting me with this precious life, for allowing us to parent her during our time on earth, for allowing us to tell this story and hopefully bring Glory ALL to Him! Lord, I thank you and I praise you! All because of you, we have this beautiful blessing of parenthood! A daughter who calls me mommy.
We love you Katherine Grace! We love you ‘oh so’ much!
Until then… Brantley