This Thankful Thursday I am so very thankful for this amazing miracle child of ours.
Amaya is a true gift from God. All children are a gift from God but this precious child is the child we cried everyday for 4 years over because we thought God was choosing not to give us children. When we finally gave up and took things in our own hands my mom decided to take over the praying for us. Mom had even ask me to give up something and pray about it and I told her I was done. I said if God hasn't given us a baby yet why after 4 years would he. Mom had the strength I didn't have and she gave up (fasted) something and prayed. During the time she was fasting God told her we would get pregnant and even told her the day we would tell her and where we would tell her. When all that God told her happened just like he said she about fell to the floor.
My pregnancy with Amaya was ANYTHING but easy. I was soooooo sick I sat on the bed one night and ask Chris if I was going to die. As hard as that was though I am so thankful I went through everything I did because that is how God has brought us to where we are today. I am so thankful God blessed us with 2 bio children but God also showed me that pregnancy wasn't my thing.
Amaya is so compassionate! This child at the age of 3 was watching an adoption DVD with me and looked up at me and said "Mom, look it's a miracle". Oh how wise at the age of 3 to know that adoption is a true miracle from God.
I have been sick the last week and a half so I've spent a lot of time resting and a lot of time with kiddos in my lap. Yesterday Amaya sat and talked to me for a long time. Amaya said that it's time we go back to China or Hong Kong and bring another child home but this time it needs to be a girl. Then she told me that we are going to have 18 more kids come home.
Amaya also told me yesterday that when she grows up she is going to bring children home from China and if their big they will go to school but if their little they will go to pre-school. She said they had to go to school because she is going to be working at T*co Bell and will be busy making tacos.
Maybe we won't have to have those "awkward" talks with our kids when they get older because they think babies come home on airplanes.
Oh, I am so thankful for this miracle child of ours!