I was wondering how I would feel? How I was going to act or what would I say when this day came. That day is today, our due date...I had a full term pregnancy with Demi and had her at 39 weeks so I know what it is like to go all the way. Now that I am on this side of the coin I can say that I know how it feels to not go all the way, if you know what I mean. Sometimes it takes so much energy out of you when you try to pick life apart piece by piece, this journey has shown me to see the good in the smallest details. One day I was listening to gospel music and God brung me to a place of peace and to the next level of gratitude. All of a sudden it dropped into my spirit "how blessed are WE that God chose US to birth a MIRACLE CHILD"!!!! In case you did not get it I will type it again, how blessed and how honored are we that God chose us to bare witness to a miracle right in front of our very own eyes. He trusted us enough to know that we will take care of his 21 week old blessing, this thought alone send chills up my spine. It could've been anyone in the world but He chose US! I am so blessed to be able to say that we are happy and in full swing with accepting everything that is going on around us. We were able to start seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, it was like we went to sleep one night and on the next morning things just started to take off. However, I would still prefer to say one day at a time because I understand that unexpected things may happen, that's just life. Growing up I would always hear the saying "it takes a village to raise a child" so on today we chose to celebrate with our village which includes the Doctors, nurses and the entire staff in the NICU. Those who have become our family in a matter of months, those who sacrifice less time with their own husband and children so our daughter can have a chance to be great and those who give countless hugs and genuine smiles when they are needed most. We are all so amazed at Dakotas progress; so amazed that i am almost certain she will be getting an eviction notice soon. At this point I'm in no rush to get her home because I cannot imagine life without seeing the people in our village everyday. The very thought always brings tears to my eyes. Needless to say...we know that day is coming that is why we chose to celebrate with you on today our due date, in our second home with our second family!! THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH..LOVE AND RESPECT ALWAYS.
From my heart to yours