This very day, two years ago, I was sharing at church about the 2011 trip to Uganda. Once we arrived at church I got a text…. 4 cm and a picture of a resting mama…. today was going to be the day.
I giggled to God how He plans things so sweetly.
I reminded my heart, we will walk this path no matter the outcome…. DON'T get attached.
We shared about Uganda, it was nice, I ran back to my seat and grabbed my phone…. 6 c.m.
Oh my… I wanted to stand up on my chair, stop the service and say "hello! we are having a baby here!!!!" But I didn't. I just stared at my phone.
Church was over… we told our pastor and a few trusted friends. We headed home.
A few hours later pics came through of the most adorable baby boy with a full head of hair!
The question was asked, "what's his name?"
Oh my… my heart was not really listening…. take the step… don't get a attached…. then repeat.
"Daniel," I wrote. She said "that's a nice strong name." Oh tears. My heart then turned to her.
I have never felt so connected to a woman I did not know. My heart shattered for her. How will this work? I knew God was giving me this love for her so that I would pray… passionately. I knew God would be her only comfort.
From that moment forward I loved her. My heart hurt for her, yet I thought she was ever so brave to love this babe so much. She knew she was not in a place to care for him, so she gave him the best care she could.
I think of her often. I want Lil D to know that his birth mom was a sweet natured woman that loved him so.
Days later we were on a plane, a short drive and he was in our arms…… he has been ever since.
HAPPY 2ND BIRTHDAY LIL D. YOU ARE A GIFT TO US!