One

One year ago today, we prayed for God to hear our cry for a baby. While we were despairing over the hole in our family, a miracle was brewing in Texas. Because on this day last year, an amazing woman gave birth to a baby boy, and then proceeded to make (what I have to believe) was the hardest decision of her life. I harbor more love for her than I could ever put into words. She is the bravest, strongest, and kindest person. And because of her love for her son, I became a mother.
One year ago today, we received the phone call that set into motion a new chapter for our family. The last 365 days have been both exhausting and exhilarating. There are days that I look at my boy and can not believe that he has been entrusted to us. He is the epitome of joy – generously doling out smiles and giggles to anyone he meets. He is curious and observant. He loves music and animals and  playing in the water. His life is a daily reminder of God’s mercy and kindness.
Happy First Birthday to my miracle Milo!

2 thoughts on “One

  1. Happy birthday Milo! You are a precious miracle handcrafted by God. An answer to so many prayers and placed in a beautiful family. What an exciting first year!

  2. It is a beautiful story Rachel. So grateful that God preformed this miracle for you and Michael and so happy that our family has another little blessing in the family.

    Aunt Robbie

    Sent from my iPhone

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