Wednesday, July 8, 2009

A Story of a Girl

Let me tell you a story about a girl…

A girl who made one choice not to take a life, to cover up a mistake
A girl who spent 9 months not wanting to make the same mistakes as her (birth) mother
A girl who knew there was something better for that bundle of love growing inside her
A girl who choose to bless a family with a gift, they couldn’t have on their own
A girl who did one selfless act, to give this little person she loves so much everything
A girl who grew in love and compassion in just a matter of months
A girl who became a woman, when she laid herself down for another
A girl who gave birth to a beautiful baby boy named Dylan at 4:34am on July 8th 2009


That girl… is my sister.

Johnna, I can’t put into words how amazing you are. You have blossomed into such a mature woman and I can’t wait to see what kind of plans God has for you. I am so proud of who you have become and who you will continue to be. Your strength is inspiring and I’m so blessed to call you sister! I love you!

19 comments:

Mika said...

Amazing

{{LOVE}}

Renee and Brandon said...

your sister is really lucky to have you!! that was VERY sweet!

Katie said...

I am just so happy and proud of her and henry and the choice they've made. My heart is a little sad, but I can't even imagine how happy the adopted parents are...they are a great fit. I can't wait to go snuggle the little guy tonight and say hello and goodbye. you've been such a great sister to her through all this--you should be proud.

Broken said...

It is amazing to me to see the love you have for your sister. What a sweet beautiful baby boy (my boy is named Dylan, as well). I pray only wonderful things for him, for his new family, and for your family, as well.
Love to you all.

Mary Michal said...

Wow! You have an amazing sister!

Summer Wind said...

you two seem like the perfect sister combination. that is so wonderful to see that you support you sister, I think it's really important to have such a tight sisterly bond in life.

SassyTimes said...

Wow...that baby is beautiful. Your sister is an amazing person. ...and I wish I looked that great after having a baby. ;) God Bless her.

Renee and Brandon said...

I also meant to tell you.. your sister is a true gift in the adoption world. I don't know how long you have been reading my blog but in March I had an Adoption post. http://reneecox.blogspot.com/search?q=adoption

if it wasn't for people like your sister I wouldn't have 2 wonderful nephews. In my post I forgot to thank the birth parents and what a blessing they have been to my family but your sister gave that family a gift they will NEVER be able to thank her enough for.

RCaitlin said...

How beautiful, the story, your sister and the baby!

Jessica said...

This post made me tear up! She is a remarkably strong women who gave a true blessing to a couple.

R. Wallis @ TrueBeauty said...

This is a beautiful post and that is one beautiful baby boy! Congrats!

Lucky in Love said...

Thanks for your comments on my blog. I'm very into this trash the dress thing. I'm officially looking into it! Thanks again :)

LucieP said...

oh wow...I am so emotional right now...how is your sister doing?! He is a beautiful little boy.

Katelyn said...

I don't know your sister, but that's amazing. She has such courage.

Katie said...

What a neat post!

the weldons said...

this is a really moving and beautiful post. praise God for your sister's brave choice of love for her baby. i had tears in my eyes. my own desire to adopt makes me truly appriciate the love that a birth mom has for her child...it's truly an awe-inspiring act. God bless your sister and her sweet baby boy.

Tellie said...

I couldnt imagine the strength and the courage it takes to do something so selfless. You have an amazing sister!

Melanie said...

That was a beautiful and touching post. If only more people could have the same perspective that you do. Such a touching story and your sister is so brave, God Bless you both!

Kait said...

What a brave and beautiful sister you have!