Thursday, March 14, 2013

miracles still happen...

 
This was our Levi when we first set eyes on him... most likely the little guy on the left:):)
 
But then again... he could have been one of these little fellas...
all of which survived the thaw when we did our frozen embryo transfer on July 14 2010... We had adopted all 7 of these frozen embryos on June 9th 2010...
(only 3 were transfered and none of the others took...  the other four had stopped growing either before transfer time or shortly after...)
 

Isn't that amazing... How the Lord could breathe life back into something that was frozen for 5 years and miraculously grow  him into this precious pumpkin below...



 
(Levi at Family camp at Camp Lutherhoma September 2011:)

The Lord has shown me over and over again through this sweetie pie His amazing faithfulness and power... Power to restore what almost seemed to have been stolen from me... Joy after such sorrow... He is my miracle! 

 
And today this little miracle man turns 2! 
(Funny, today Louis was telling him he was going to be 7 tomorrow... that would be since his life first began:) 
 
This little guy leaves me in awe...
In awe of a Savior who worked miracles in allowing me to meet  Levi's donor mom through the most crazy of circumstances... blog world...
(There is no doubt in my mind that the Lord knew all that would transpire in her life and ours, all the loss, that we would have an amazing connection, and that this little boy would be ours...   There are so many amazing things that He had to work out and none of it would have ever happened without God's working!  He is so good! 
 
In awe... of the sweetness of this little fella... That being said, we have said that he certainly is entering the 2's... I have never really believed in the terrible 2's... but he has a stubborn streak that is pretty astounding at times... :):) 
 
In awe... of the miracle of embryo adoption that actually allowed me to carry and deliver our adopted son... It is crazy and beautiful!!
 
  Tonight I was reflecting on what I was thinking and feeling 2 years ago tonight... I was hoping and praying that the Lord would allow Levi to be born alive... After living through a delivery where there hadn't been a happy ending or trip home from the hospital with a baby in my arms... I knew first hand there was no guarantee of that happening that go around either... And yet, the Lord allowed Levi's birth to be one of the most peaceful and precious experiences of my life... what a miraculous gift to me... I feared I would be a train wreck, yet it was amazingly sweet and exactly as God wanted it to be... perfect...
 
In awe... of so many things... the funny fact that Levi actually looks like us... that he eats like a little bird... can work my phone or the IPAD better than me... loves trains and cars like crazy...  adores his older brothers and sisters... Isaiah too:)
 
We did nothing to deserve such a sweet gift... totally a blessing from his donor mom and of course God... We are so thankful and blessed!
 

5 comments:

Lara said...

So well said. Happy Birthday Levi! Embryo adoption really is a miracle from God!

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Tesha said...

Such a miracle indeed!!!

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