I had my first miscarriage in April of 1999, while serving as the Children’s Minister on staff along side Jeff as Youth Ministers as well at our former church, Mullins First Baptist. While I was pregnant, a lady named Ms. Vicky Ghazal, now 91, known to ALL as “Mother Goose” because she ran a nursery/daycare out of her home for many years, knitted some yellow booties for our baby. After we suffered the devastating loss, I thought about discarding them and realized that our precious baby was in the arms of her Creator and we would see her one day! So, I decided to pray weekly over these booties for the past 11 years. We suffered another miscarriage in April of 2004, while here at Trinity, We weren’t sure what God was doing but knew He was true to His Word and had “plans to prosper us not to harm us, plans to give us a hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11) so we continued to pray. Through an abundance of health issues God has and is healing me from, we are miraculously blessed to now be able to adopt. This was God’s plan all along and He was saying “I am in control my precious children, just trust me.” Why don’t we trust our Creator, our loving, Sovereign, Divine God at ALL times? Jeff and I have decided to give thanks as Paul says in God’s Word, in ALL things, good and bad because not only are we commanded too but they ALL bring us closer to Him and grow us. SO, now, here we are. We started the adoption process on June 15th and are having a baby in a couple of weeks. What precious booties!! Let this be a reminder to all of us that He is on His throne and will never leave or forsake us. His timing is perfect and he will forever be Sovereign! We prayed for a little one to hold in our arms on THIS side and will have one soon. And one day be united with her two brothers or sisters who are being adored and held by their DADDY now!! Thank you ALL for loving and supporting us through all of this. You WILL be blessed as YOU have been a huge part of this process.
Love to you ALL!!!!!