Once Upon A Prayer

Monday, May 7, 2012

Lily Grace's Gotcha Day (3:00pm)

Dear Lily Grace,

You are going to meet your Papa for the very first time this afternoon!  The two of you are going to have so much fun together.  Your Papa has prepared himself for LOTS of screaming and crying and shear terror on your part.  My prayer has been that you will feel a calm and peace that can only come from God. 

You are an amazing little girl Lily.  My prayer life was transformed the very day I laid my eyes on your photo.  I never understood what it meant to pray as if God had already answered my prayers.  Even though all odds were stacked against us ever getting to lock your file, Papa and I KNEW you were our daughter.  I will never forget the moment I received the text message from Laura in the middle of the night that said, "I got her".  Three simple words packed with hope, promise, and healing. 

I anticipate Friday, May 11th with so much excitement and happiness.  That is the day you will be in my arms forever.  I love you Lily Grace, and cannot wait to see what amazing things God has in store for you!

Happy Gotcha Day Sweetheart...



  1. Lily, you are SO beautiful!!!! I can't even WAIT to see what the future has in store for you- God has great big plans for you, little one :)

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  3. Isaiah 66:7 (The Message)
    "Before she went into labor, she had the baby!"

    Dearest Lily,

    Shortly after the day your mommy laid eyes on a photo of you, I was able to hear her heart and the heart of your papa. It was then that I KNEW that I KNEW that I KNEW, that despite whatever happened in the natural, YOU were THEIR child.

    From that moment on, I believed for, prayed for, and spoke out the fact that you would be in your mommy and papas arms soon. NEVER ONCE did I doubt it.

    They loved you with you a love that I still cannot even explain, even before they ever had your file. They loved you regardless of what any doctor report said.

    Before mommy ever had your file, you were hers.

    God did MORE than we could have EVER asked or imagined and did it in just a phenomenal way.


    Auntie Patty

  4. oh my! so excited for you, miss lily, and your wonderful new family! it has been quite some time that i have checked in on your process, and of all days to stop on by, today is the day! so happy that He has led me here again... you are so loved, miss lily, and have weighed heavy on the hearts of so many for so long! congratulations on this beautiful & memorable day...

  5. Congradulations Lily! You have been loved by many afar and touched many hearts whom you'll never meet. All our love and prayers hoepfully helped guide you to your perfect family! You have the most perfect fit with your forever family and I'm so excited for you! I'm so glad I get to see you blossom on this blog!