Wednesday, February 11, 2009
"I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him"
1 Samuel 1:27
My dear, sweet friend and her husband were given a baby girl last night. This is such a special couple that has been through such trials to build their family. After years of infertility they were blessed with twins, Laura and Anna, who were born sleeping in April 2005. I still remember the phone call with this news. I was in San Diego with my sweet hubby and I had to sneak in the bathroom since it was only 6am Cali time. Oh the tears, prayers and questions. After this I tried my best to help her "find" a baby. I even enlisted my sweet friend (Hi Tracey) in my quest. Valerie listened to Tracey, took her advice, and applied to every agency possible. But during this time my dear friend Kelly and I found a baby for her in the Fall of 2007, but the birth grandmother intervened and so those dreams ended after a month of correspondence and legal paperwork. Then last Thursday they met with a birth mother. On Sunday she started finding her prayer warriors at church. Tuesday sweet baby Elizabeth "Beth" Marie was born; 2 beautiful pictures were "texted" of the baby and the baby with Valerie. And then this morning I got a phone call so different than before, "It's official. The birth mother signed the papers this morning." Oh the tears that flowed. The happy tears. And they still seem to flow tonight.