“I have wonderful news for you regarding the shipment of your Snowflakes babies: they will be shipping next Monday, and will arrive at the clinic on Tuesday, November 25th. They are being sent priority overnight, so all in all they will be in transit for less than 24 hours, and should be at your clinic no later than 10:30am on Tuesday morning. I will be calling your clinic that afternoon to personally confirm that they have made it safe and sound.”
Would you please trust with us that God’s hand of protection would be upon our snowflake babies as they are moved on Monday? There are always risks involved in moving and transporting embryos–and so we trust the ONE who holds them in the palm of His hand–the ONE who has watched over them for the past ten years.
To know that our sweet embryos are going to a clinic with a staff that values LIFE and that they will ALL have a chance, well, it makes me all teary. Has it been easy? No! It hasn’t. God hardly ever calls His people to do the easy things.
In 2010 I stood before a judge in Ukraine. I was seriously terrified. Very few children had been adopted from that region and it had been six weeks of a crazy battle for their lives. He stared at me with a perplexed look on his face and through the translator he asked me one question, “Why would you choose to adopt these two girls who both have “problems”? He didn’t get it. At all.
My answer was easy.
“Because they deserve every chance under heaven and earth to learn and grow and become the best who they can be.”
And so it is with these four embryo babies who God has so graciously entrusted to us. He trusts us with their lives. He trusted us to fight for them when the world said, “Reduce the number.” All four of them deserve a chance and I am so grateful that we have found a clinic where the team shares our heart in that.
It’s been a journey filled with many challenges from the start. God has taught me so much as we have taken one baby step at a time. I ache at how quickly and easily life is discarded–thrown away! I am so much more mindful of how fragile life truly is and how we (those who proclaim to know Christ) are called to rise up in these days and do everything we can to protect LIFE (no matter HOW it was conceived).
No words can express how much we love these tiny beings already. I don’t know what God has planned for them. His plans and purposes are so much higher, deeper and greater than my human heart can ever fathom. But no matter what the outcome of this journey–if they have life in our arms or life in the arms of their heavenly Father–I will always be so thankful that I have had this incredible opportunity to have my heart expanded and stretched to love in a way I never imagined possible.
Thank you for your prayers. It truly means so much to me and my family.
Hang in there, tiniest loves, we’re getting closer. YOU are worth it!