I couldn’t possibly tell Tim and Wendy’s story as well as they have, so I’ll let her own words tell you about the past few weeks:

We came to Florida to meet our potential birth mom and await delivery on May 5th.  She was due May 9th. Josiah Andrew was born 9 days past due on May 18th at 2:03 PM, weighing 9lbs 2oz and measuring 22 1/2 inches long.  We got to meet and spend time with his birth mom and dad, half-sister, and maternal grandma before he was born.  At the birthing center we also met his paternal grandparents and an aunt and uncle who came to meet him.  His birth mom did amazing and invited me into the room just minutes after he was born to meet him and cut the cord.  I held her hand and it was a moment that I can’t adequately describe but will never forget.  The journey to a second child has been long and filled with things that I have wanted to change, that have been painful, frustrating, and hard.  And yet God took those things and used them to create a moment that was so beautiful, where two families came together in joy and pain and hugged, kissed, cried and blessed each other, even though we had just met.  It gave me yet another glimpse into how amazing God is, to create such beauty from things I don’t like or understand.  And one day I will get to tell my son that he was so loved that his birth family came to see and hold and take pictures of him.  He is perfect. 

What a beautiful testimony!  I love that our God is a God who takes the difficult and the painful and turns them into beauty. He really is working for our good, even when we don’t like the way He’s going about it because we don’t understand the big picture.  And that moment of sharing the birth of your child with the woman who gave him/her life – I can’t describe it, either.  It’s the most sacred moment.  Two families coming together – out of intense pain and grief – but they become knit together through the most beautiful of God’s creations – a newborn baby.  Congratulations, sweet family.  Welcome to the world, precious boy!sewell