Remember we had said we only wanted a girl- we had her room all decorated, I had been sewing clothes and a pink quilt and we were ready. But then our social worker called and said that they had "accidentally" shown our profile to a birthmom who had a baby boy, and did we want to leave our profile in or take it out? We prayed about it and decided to leave it up to God. He doesn't do anything accidentally.
We lived in the desert at the time and that winter we had set the record for the number of days without rain. Everything was so dry and dusty, and I felt dry on the inside too. Nothing was happening with our adoption, we hadn't heard anything about who the birthmom had chosen for her baby boy and it had been a week and a half already. I was outside walking on a little trail we had made around our yard and praying, asking God to send that baby boy to the family that would be best for him, asking God for rain, and telling him how I felt so dry inside, and you know what God did? He sent a little sprinkle, just for me! It rained for about 30 seconds and then stopped. I was so amazed. Then I walked around the yard a little farther and our oldest son came running out of the house yelling that the adoption agency had called and when I called them back they said we were the family the birthmom chose for her baby boy! We were so excited!
Our new son was born 11 weeks premature and just weighed 2 lb. 13 oz. when he was born. We first met him when he was 5 weeks old, however, we couldn't hold him yet because he had just contracted RSV, a very dangerous respiratory virus for preemies, and had to be on the ventilator. The day after we met him the doctor wasn't sure if he would make it but we are so very glad that he did. He is our ray of sunshine and we wouldn't trade him for any girl! (:
For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother's womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well. Psalm 139:14