she is… I am…

she’s 37 weeks pregnant.
I feel 37 weeks pregnant.
she’s weary and tired.
I’m weary and tired.
she’s nervous. 
I’m nervous.
she’s ALL IN.
I’m ALL IN.
she’s got her heart on the line.
I’ve got my heart on the line.
she loves this baby so much her heart hurts.
I love this baby so much my heart hurts.
she’s not sure how she’s going to manage the months ahead.
I’m not sure how I’m going to manage the months ahead.
what if Isla’s health is so bad that they won’t want to adopt her, she fears.
what if Isla’s health is a misdiagnosis and they will want to keep her, I fear.
how will this effect my other daughter? she wonders.
how will this effect my other children? I wonder.
In ten years from now will there be overwhelming regrets?
In ten years from now will there be overwhelming sacrifice?
Placing her for adoption. This is what loving her best looks like for her.
Choosing to adopt her. This is what loving her best looks like for us.
Trusting Jesus will carry her through today and many tomorrows to come.
Trusting Jesus will carry us through today and many tomorrows to come.
She’s at peace.
I’m at peace. 

Today Isla Olivia Rose, You are loved by two mommies and all their friends and families who are so grateful Jesus created you. And today we trust Jesus will write the story that will bring Him the most glory to His name.

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