That's right folks. After all our wishing and hoping and praying our prayers are finally being answered. A baby boy will be joining our family in...wait for it...2 WEEKS!!! We are still in shock. Someday soon I will write and tell you all the many beautiful details, until then, there are a few things that we want you to know. The first is that we are extremely happy. We have been praying for another baby every single day for the past 2 years and now that it's here on our doorstep we are overwhelmingly filled with peace and joy. The next thing we want you to know is that this little sweetie is going to be brilliant. He is going to be brave. And he is going to be special, literally 1 in 100,000. You see, he has something called Caudal Regression Syndrome. It means that his little legs did not develop properly and we will not know all the ways in which that will affect him until after he is born. The doctors are optimistic and his Birthmom says she feels him kicking all the time, which is a good sign. He is strong, he is a fighter, and he has a head full of thick, black, hair and chubby cheeks already visible on the sonograms. It has been a strange and wonderful experience to be presented with this situation and been given a choice. It means that we have had to draw ever so near to the spirit. It means recognizing that our hearts were being prepared for this long before now. It means that our capacity to love and trust in God is growing. It means that, really, everything is going to be okay. Please keep our family, the baby, and his amazing Birthmom in your prayers. Miracles are already unfolding before our eyes and we are going to need them.
Ben, Kindle, and Isla(very enthusiastic big sister)