It has happened! Thanks to you, Heavenly Father, it is done!
Babysweete is Elise Evelyn Yutzy — or “Ellie” as we now call her.
The adoption was solemn, but sweet. There were tears, there was laughter, lots of legalese, and then the gavel fell and Ellie was legally “ours.” The two gathered families, a motley crew of 27 in addition to the Babe of the Hour drew an almost audible sigh. Ah, what delicious relief!
I look back over these last months and realize how much this whole issue of Ellie’s future has played into the symphony of our family. Sorrow, ecstasy, uncertainty, miraculous intervention, days when we held on by the tips of our “faith fingers,” a dark day when it seemed that all was lost, and a day when even people unaccustomed to their knees, were on their faces before you, with tears and entreaties. On that terrible day, You, Heavenly Father, intervened, gave us back what had seemed gone forever, and our mourning turned to dancing. “The Miracle of our Baby” (her oldest brother, Si’s words) brought hope and light and so much joy. What a precious gift!
Five times, Heavenly Father. Five times she was scheduled to leave and each time you intervened. How very grateful we all are!
“For this child we prayed, and the LORD hath granted our petition.”
“This is the LORD’s Doings and it is wondrous in our eyes.”
Father God, how very grateful I am for this wondrous miracle. I am awed and humbled and incredibly encouraged by this whole display of your power and personal intervention in the lives of Raph and Gina and Si, Liam and Frankie. May this family NEVER forget. May You write upon our hearts a Book of Remembrance so that none of us will ever forget what Great Things our God has wrought.
My heart gives humble, gladsome, grateful praise.