My heart is so full right now, and I can feel the tears welling up just looking over at our precious Savannah! I can’t let another day go by without publicly thanking the Lord and all my faithful Prayer Warriors. This baby girl in the picture above has no idea how many people around the country have been praying her into this world. I can’t thank you enough for taking the time to pray for me, my little girl, and my family during this time. I look forward to telling Savannah about all of you who lifted her up to her Heavenly Father. Oh how loved she is!
When we were in the midst of heart wrenching grief, the Lord blessed us with another pregnancy. I wasn’t sure how it would end, but prayed hard that the Lord would let us bring this baby home. I wish I had eloquent words to express my emotions right now, but honestly words can’t even describe them. When Kevin and I were out at the mall the other day running a quick errand with Savannah and he offered to push the stroller for me, I politely declined and told I wanted to push it myself. It felt so good to be pushing my very own baby’s stroller!
This year Christmas has been quite different, but in a wonderful way. Obviously Savannah’s presence has been wonderful, but I’ve been forced to celebrate the advent season in a more introspective way. While I love the Christmas season and all the fun and anticipation of Christmas day, I’ve found myself so very grateful for the person behind the holiday – the little Christ child who was born in a manger in Bethlehem and who would later willingly take on the sins of the world so that we might experience eternal life! When I think about what actually happened on that day, it brings tears to my eyes. Without this Christ child, death would still be the bitter end. I’m thankful that love came down from heaven in the form of a little baby boy, and that with this gift, we can now experience a hope beyond this earthly life.