Monday, March 2, 2009

Matthew David

Matthew David was born on February 28 at 12:42 pm. He weighed 7lbs 13oz and was 19.5 inches long. His birth story will follow at some point but what needs to be said now is that someone is claiming to be his birth father and is possibly going to contest this adoption. Without going into detail, the hours surrounding his birth were wonderful and it was a perfect day. Two hours after his birth, we were all blindsided by this development. He's been with us since birth and is in our custody. We are waiting to see if this man takes any legal action.

What we do know is that the birth mother chose us and is still choosing us. She wants us to raise him and so we've been caught in the middle of a lot of unknowns. For now, we are loving him and caring for him as though he will be with us for always. One thing I've learned in my life is that I only desire God's will. He knows the plans he has for each of us and all of our days were written in his book before one of them came to be. We are NOT praying for Matthew to stay with us. We ARE praying for what is best for him. We love him immeasurably and have bonded with him just as we did with our biological son--when there was no threat of losing him. Should he be taken away from us, we will be devastated but we will move forward, knowing that God is, and has always been, in control.

Please join us in praying for him. Please pray that Matthew's best interest would be all that matters to everyone involved.


  1. As I said before he is beautiful. I love that nose and his sweet sweet face!!!

    And if I am the winner of the pool please take my prize and grab yourself a beverage and cuddle with this little blessing! We'll pretend it was brought over to the house to welcome little Matthew home and give the new mommy a pick-me-up.

  2. Amen Lori! He is Beautiful and we will pray for Matthew.

  3. Praying for you and your precious new son. Praying for God's leading and guiding in this unexpected situation, but most of all for peace!
    He is a beautiful baby.

  4. Congratulations... and wow.

    When you have a spare moment, please check your myspace, I am leaving you a longer message there.

    Hugs and Prayers.

  5. What a sweet baby boy! I'm praying for all of you!

  6. What a beautiful baby, created by God's own hand. Our prayers are for baby Mathew, and that God's will for his life would happen. We are also praying for you guys that God would put a peace in your hearts during the days ahead.
    With Love,

  7. We are too praying that little Matthew gets the life he deserves...we love you guys and are so happy for you :)
    I can't wait to meet him in person :)
    Lots of love
    The Denny's

  8. We are of course praying.
    He's so snuggly adorable. :)

  9. my whole freaking church is praying. : )

  10. Oh, my goodness! He is stunning, my dear.

    He'll be in my prayers, and I'll be on the edge of my seat until we know how this turns out.

  11. I just found your blog. I wanted to let you know that I am praying for you and your beautiful family. God is in control and there seems to be many people standing in the gap for you guys.
    Matthew is stunning!