How I know God ordained this path for us.
#1 Christa: God placed her in my life so when I lost the referral, I had someone to talk to who understood, had walked this exact path, and clung to God though this process. Incidentally she also has three boys! (Losing a referral is an unusual thing and doesn’t happen frequently so this is truly Gods divine hand.)
#2 His presence: He has been exceptionally close and has sustained me in countless ways. His presence has been sweetly comforting and has given me a peace that truly passes my understanding.
#3 We had already discussed losing a referral long before we ever got a referral.
#4 Each morning I get up, the lessons, sermons, or chapters I read for my devotions has dealt with God’s sovereignty, His incredible love, or His compassion for us. Every morning He continually reminds me that He loves me and is near.
#5 Our next baby’s name will be Addison Hope: Addison after this baby we lost (Her name was Brooke Addison), and Hope because God has given me great hope even in sadness. Her name will be a testament to His faithfulness. To Him the glory.
#7 The Bible teaches this: "In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps." -Proverbs 16:9
Sidenote: We truly thank you for your prayers. They mean so much to us. We are overwhelmed with your concern, and the fact that so many have decided to pray for us and Brooke. Little Brooke needs much prayer, so we thank for your continued prayers as well.