….but by the grace of God we picked her up on the second floor, in the NICU, from the hospital late yesterday afternoon.
Around 7 pm, she was discharged from the hospital to go home with Ryan and I.
I sat in a wheelchair, holding her as they wheeled us down to that car we bought this summer, just for her arrival.
I stared at her beautiful face and little fingers the whole stroll down.
….but by the Grace of God
I wondered how we got so lucky?
I remembered…. but by the grace of God.
The LORD said to him: “I have heard the prayer and plea you have made before me; I have consecrated this temple, which you have built, by putting my Name there forever. My eyes and my heart will always be there. – 1 Kings 9:2-4
It will be a long time before I share any pictures of her here (for legal reasons) or information about her, but this I share today….
We thought we were waiting for a 1-2 year old. She’s only 2 months.
She is a fighter, born at just 26 weeks.
We thought the process would be much different, but here we are, only about 36 hours after the call came to us.
I barely slept last night.
I couldn’t take my eyes off of her.
She is nothing of what I was planning, expecting and had seen in visions.
But she is absolutely, 100% perfect.
I fell in love with her immediately, and each moment that passes since I first laid eyes on her, I fall more.
We feel more blessed today than I can ever explain.
We held on to hope.
And last night, during every single feeding (oh my gosh, no one told me it would be every 3 hours, on the hour!) she tooted and grunted and I just knew her little baby tummy was hurting her.
But I smiled; my heart melted….
Our baby has arrived!
p.s. I know NOTHING about “preemies.” Friends….help me! Great resources? Things I need to buy today? Things I should know? Nannies who want to move in with us?! Ha. Just kidding. Maybe.
p.s.s. I know I promised the JIGGLER recipe today. I was pre-occupied:) But, it’s almost done so during naps I’ll finish it and get it up as soon as I can.
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