Friday, July 9, 2010
Piper is One and my God is good.
Piper Jean Needham was born on July 7, 2009 at 11:00 am after a mere 4 hours of labor. She was, and is, a beautiful strong blessing. Every child is, but Piper since her conception has been different. I can explain...
Chad and I began our plans to give Linley a sibling before she even turned 2. Throughout the next 2 years we renovated a house, focused on college and fought hard, selfishly and often. It wasn't until I moved out of Chad and I's home that we began to get marriage counseling. For 5 months we lived apart. It was a week to week struggle to walk back into the room together and delve into our own personal issues and how they affected us as a marriage. We joke that we had an exceptionally good session and weeks later found out that we were finally, after 2 years of trying, expecting another child. Surprised? Oh yes. Happy? Oh yes.
I didn't take a day for granted. And now I know why. What a year it has been. What a (busy, busy) blessing you have been Piper. You have helped this mommy to truly trust in a God that I thought I knew. Oh I love you and what you stand for. Hope. Love. Trust and the Goodness of our God.