How His Birth Transformed my Faith
He's heard my heartbeat from the inside, out.
I've fallen in love for the third time (behind his daddy and big brother), became completely enamored by his baby giggles, and allured by his sweet innocence.
Being his mother has been the most gratifying, eye-opening, heart-rendering experience of my life.
I have seen, felt, heard and experienced moments that I wouldn't trade for the world.
Today, I celebrate his life and the idea of God choosing me to be his mom.
My birth plan was very similar to his older brother.
Natural ALL. THE. WAY.
That morning was different. I had been waiting days past his due date and the stress test confirmed he was doing great. I thought, in his time, Amy. He'll meet you when he's ready.
But my motherly instinct had thought otherwise.
Something was off.
I began praying and speaking life over my little Levi because I no longer felt movement, not even a flutter.
You can imagine the endless emotions and thoughts running through my mama heart.
My husband and I headed to the hospital where the doctor finally confirmed (after some time in triage being hooked up to monitor the babies heartbeat) that I would need an emergency C-section. The baby was in distress and his heart rate was dropping significantly.
Please God, no. Not my baby.
At that moment, I grabbed my husband's hand and cried. I forgot to breathe but remembered that God is a good God. No matter the outcome, He IS with me.
With all of us.
After waiting for what seemed like forever to hear and see our baby boy, Levi, he entered the world with a soft cry and arms stretched out to embrace his mama!
The doctor handed me Levi and said,"He is nothing short of a miracle. The umbilical chord was wrapped around his neck FOUR TIMES!"
She'd never seen anything like it.
Yes. THAT he is.
I was flabbergasted and continued to thank the Almighty countless times for intuition (this is the Lord speaking to us) that morning.
I believe in miracles even more so now because he is mine.
God is sovereign. He is able. He is faithful.
Never lose faith or hope in God's plan. No matter the season or circumstance, the outcome will always be for YOUR good and HIS Glory.