From the beginning of our marriage I always imagined 4 children. We were shocked to discover we were having twins with our last pregnancy and the grand total would make 4 children! However, the second twin was a vanishing twin and the outcome was one child, our youngest Benjamin. Benjamin is a miracle. We were told that he did not have a stomach via ultrasound and that when he was born he would have to have immediate surgery. God led me to James 5:14-15. “Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven.” Daniel and I asked the leaders of our church to hold a healing service for our son while I was still pregnant. The next day we went to have an ultrasound and God had healed our son!!! It was a miracle and with this we promised God that we would not have any more biological children. God told me in a dream to name our youngest son Benjamin so that I would always remember my promise.
I struggled with only having a family of 5, because I had always pictured a family of 6. Perfect number for riding roller coasters, no one is ever left out and everyone has a buddy. God placed the idea of adoption in my mind and one day I casually brought it to Daniel’s attention. Almost thinking I was in for a battle I suggested the idea. To my surprise Daniel thought adoption sounded like a great idea and thus God has led us to this point. Thank you for wanting to follow our story, we can’t wait to see where it goes.