Early on in this process, there have been a few things on my heart in regards to the details of what our match would look like. For months, I have prayed over those heart feelings and desires, fully knowing there are never guarantees, but that I needed to trust in the Lord’s ultimate plan.
Once we found out we were matched, we booked everything and headed to FL as soon as we could. Time to bond with our expectant mom is one of the desires I have felt and God knew my heart.
The night before our meeting, I had a realization that drew me even closer to the Lord and the peace that only He can offer. It truly hit me that out of all the millions of people on this planet, He knew that we each needed each other beyond the life being knit together which bonds us.
I went to bed NERVOUS yet confident that God had already equipped me with exactly what I needed to say, do and feel the next morning. This moment was beyond anything I could prepare for and I had to walk in and just let God pull out of me what He has already planted within me.
February 27th, 2017
Driving to the lawyer’s office the levity of this meeting and what was about to happen finally hit me. That God willing, we were going to meet the woman who wants to give us the most precious gift in the world and hopefully see the face of a sweet baby we have been preparing in our hearts for years. Cue a small heart attack.
We met with the lawyer, filled out paperwork and discussed how the day would go. After about an hour, it was time for mama “J” to come in. I don’t know how to explain it except supernatural, but I feel so connected to her as if I can feel her emotions within my body. My heart knew she was there before the lawyer even said it and I could sense how nervous she was. I could feel her shaking, I yelled out, “It’s ok- I’m so nervous too!” She came in and I jumped right up and hugged her. We ate lunch together, calmed our nerves and began getting to know each other more. We cried and laughed, she was really everything we could have hoped for and more. I am eternally grateful to the Lord for knowing what is best and for giving us the no’s that led us to this yes.
Then she said, “If you want, I would love to have you in the delivery room.” I was again broken and filled with tears of joy. God knew my heart. As someone who has grieved that I may never experience pregnancy or delivery, I bawled telling her how grateful and thankful I was that she was gracious enough to even consider letting me in on such a personal moment.
I have the utmost respect and love for this woman. She fiercely loves this baby girl and we promised her with every ounce of our being that we would love, protect and provide everything we possibly could for her. I promised her my loyalty and unconditional love. It was the most surreal and beautiful experience, I still sit in awe.
Then we headed to a 4D ultrasound appointment. I sat next to her, Kris cried and together we all saw this….
—Sweet Baby Girl—
—That moment will never leave my mind, ever—
There is a woman carrying a baby girl in FL that has my heart, completely. Both of them.
It killed me to leave.
The next few months we ALL need your love, support and prayers more than ever. We are counting down the minutes until May and have a ton to prepare for, but we are also learning to enjoy this season of waiting as we know the Lord has massive purpose behind it.
Would you continue to pray over the following?
Pray for our expectant mama, that she would continue to feel so loved and supported by us and those around her. Pray for confidence, peace, strength and a shield of protection from the enemy around her.
Pray for baby girl, that God, the creator of life would protect her and continue ever so carefully knitting her together.
Pray for finances, that the $14,000 gap between our current fundraising and the final agency fees due would be met with the Lord’s provision and upcoming fundraising. Pray that we find obedience in trusting Him and if your hearts feel led, please prayerfully consider joining our giving community here: www.youcaring.com/babychisholm
Lastly, pray for us, that over the next few months we be exactly what the Lord knows she needs from us as we navigate through communication with each other. Pray that the Lord put a shield of protection over us and push the enemy away.
God willing, in approximately 8 WEEKS we will be back in FL waiting this sweet girl’s arrival!
Thank you again for all of your prayers, love, encouragement and generous financial support. We are humbly grateful for all of you rallying behind us and trusting God along with us to Bring Home Baby C!
Let me just tell you, she is as beautiful as her mama.
We have really great pictures of all of us and baby girl, but it is important to keep those memories for “us”.
Kris, Megan & Baby GIRL C
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4: 6-7