Thursday, January 15, 2009

One Year Ago

It amazes me all that can happen in just one year. 

Take a look at this post, exactly one year ago...

"The Lord's lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, 
for His compassions never fail.
They are new every morning; 
Great is Your faithfulness.
The Lord is my portion, says my soul,
Therefore I have hope in Him.
The Lord is good to those who wait for Him,
to the person who seeks Him.
It is good that he waits silently for the salvation of the Lord.
Lamentations 3:22-26

On January 15, 2008 our world changed. 
Forever.
In just one moment our dreams and hopes sprung to life.
God's promise. 
Fulfilled.

And, of course, I could never forget the next day... 

Emily confirmed that Yes Indeed! she was choosing us to parent the precious baby boy she was carrying.  

Oh God. How overwhelmed I am. 
By Your goodness. Your grace.Your lovingkindness. Your faithfulness.

Thank you for that one moment.
That changed our world. 
Forever.

Sweet Maximus, your are God's promise fulfilled to us.

5 comments:

Becky said...

Wow! One year seems like such a long time ago! Now that he's here, it's like Max has always been part of our lives. He is a miraculous labor of love indeed!

We love you Max and we can't imagine our lives without you! God is faithful yesterday, today, and tomorrow!

Love,
Aunt Becky

Kristin said...

Oh Jen...I have chills reading this.

How absolutely amazing.

And Emily and Colton are so selfless to be able to give you and your family this gift.

I stand in awe of all of you. I'm better for reading your stories and seeing how God indeed moved mountains to bring you all together.

four4now said...

.....and I cry, yet again.

I love you Maximus.

Aunt Kristen

Erin said...

Can I just say THANK YOU so much for posting this?
Your miracle blesses me so much and I love the way that the very mention or thought of you guys reminds me of God's faithfulness.
That is so awesome!
Love you guys,
Erin

The2Scotts said...

Jen,
This is SO COOL and I must say...the makeover of the blog is FANTASTIC! I love it! :)