Friday, December 23, 2011
And then came you
Late in January, Alexander John came into this world. Strong and fair, weighing in at a hefty 10 pounds. And He knew where he would go and what he would be. As he pounded nails and built cities in his dreams, He was creating in him a passion for His name. And when the day came and he fell on knees broken, He changed him. Old to new, sorrow to joy. And he waited for her and for this. 32 years.
10 months later, in late November, Andrea Beth was born on her sister’s day. 8 lbs. 6 oz. And He knew where her feet would walk and how her heart would ache. As she rocked babies to sleep with visions of motherhood in her mind, He instead was creating in her a passion for His name. And when her eyes were opened to His glory and she surrendered all, He wrapped her in arms of love, saying He’d never let go. And her hurts were healed, sorrows swept away. And she waited for him and for this. 31 years.
And after years of waiting, He brought boy and girl together. With a story all their own, and a love so strong, holy covenant made in early September, with laden branches of fruit setting the stage. And they worshipped Him. Receive the glory, Lord. Joy filled their hearts. The start of life’s adventure. Together. 5 years of humbling love.
And life continued and they waited, pattering feet on their minds. Vials of medications filling countertops, doctor visits. Monthly tears, barren womb. Hearts steadfast on His promises. Knowing He was all they need. And they prayed and they asked, “O Lord, only your will…” They walked and their eyes saw the Lord magnified, holding them in sorrow, eyes weeping. Two babies at His feet. Three years they waited on Him. For this.
And then came you. A sweet answer to prayer. Three years waited, you were given by Him. So unworthy; undeserved kindness from the Lord. You will see, oh we pray, how good and loving our God is. Baby, our hearts were distrusting at times, your life unknown. But He knew. Ours for today. A blessed little gift, so undeserved. To ask for days in this fallen, broken world seemed folly, but we so wanted you. To hold and love. To show just how amazing He is. How He keeps us and loves us.
You are grace from Heaven. The Almighty giving. Answered prayer.
Sweet baby ours, you’re on our minds…hearts and mouths petitioning for more and more grace, for more days we don’t deserve with you, for a lifetime of being mommy and daddy. We love you. And we’ll wait…6 more months until you are in our arms.
We are happy to announce that Baby Brogle is due July 8th, 2012!