The Miracle of Leonidas

DSCF7229To say that this journey to this point has been hard is an understatement. We have worried and prayed, cried and rejoiced. When we first found out I was pregnant with Leo it was hard to even imagine this day and yet here we are. Leo turns one years old today!

I can’t begin to tell you how blessed I feel to be able to hold him in my arms. From the moment I found out he was growing inside of me I worried that he would not make it to my arms. I worried that he would be taken from me before we even had a chance. God had other plans though- glorious plans! I am so happy that we followed our hearts and our faith in God. I can’t imagine life without Leo in it. He truly holds my heart in the palm of his hand.

Leo is such a sweet baby. His eyes sparkle with happiness the moment I walk in the room. A smile breaks across his face and he squeals with delight. He loves me every bit as much as I love him. I love to hold him as he falls asleep, his tiny head nestled against me and his hand tightly holding onto my shirt as if he worries if he lets go I suddenly won’t be there.

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I’m not the only one who loves him. His sisters dote on him and have spoiled him by toting him around everywhere. Really, I think he has everyone in the house wrapped around his itty bitty fingers.

It’s funny how we wonder what and why God plans the things He does for us. He knew that we needed this little boy in our lives. He knew that we would be willing to sacrifice everything to get him here. He knew that others would come to know Him through Leo. I have no doubt that God has great plans for Leonidas. I am so happy he chose us to raise him and to bring him to know the Lord. I feel humbled by the responsibility and honored by God’s trust in me.

Happy birthday Leonidas! You were worth the fight and worth every sacrifice! We love you so very much!

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