My heart is full to overflowing today. I can hardly fathom God's goodness to us and His blessing upon us in the gift of our children. Our Baby Girl turned 6 months old today. Her birth story is here, here and here.
Six months ago today, I labored and brought forth our child into this world. Naturally. It was a hard labor at times, but a beautiful, peaceful birth. It was my first time using a midwife. Now, I cannot imagine not using a midwife.
Six months ago today I held my sweet Baby Girl for the first time. She wasn't whisked away from me, but left with the one who had held her for 9 long months. It was love at first sight.
Six months ago today I cried as I watched and listened to my sweet husband weep openly about receiving yet another blessing from God in the miracle of our Baby Girl. My love for him deepened even more at that very moment.
Six months ago today our lives were changed forever. Our love for one another was evidenced by the birth of our daughter. Our love, in human form.
All of this?
All of this was by God's grace alone. He has blessed us beyond measure and we are ever so thankful for this gift we call Hope.