Two years ago, on March 6th, 2012, I received a excited yet, panicked phone call. Our son had been born (a month early). He and his birth mother had both been in distress and an emergency C-section had to be performed. We were urged to head that way as quickly as possible. I remember confusion and panic come flooding over me. I called Nick, who was at work, explained the situation, and we dropped everything and rushed to North Atlanta to be with our son.
I felt like we were caught in a whirlwind of emotions, but mainly helplessness. Our son was alone. His birth mother nor us could be with him. We couldn’t hold him… reassure him that we were there. The thought brought tears to our eyes and pains to our stomaches. Acceleration took on a whole new meaning.
I have never believed in love at first sight until we saw our son. He was the most precious bundle I had ever laid eyes on. God’s hands had been all over the situation from the beginning. Two different families had been brought together by God’s Sovereign hand and forever changed in the wake of our son’s birth.
Ezekiel James Ivey is the best gift we’ve ever been given by two others; God and Zeke’s birth mom. He has been our bouncing ball of energy and stubbornness coupled with cuddles and tenderness.
Celebrating two comes all sorts of hidden meanings. Two years of life. Two families forever joined together. Two years of frustrated prayers answered. Two different sides of the family celebrating two different families’ decision to change a child’s life.
This weekend we celebrated Zeke turning two with both sides of our family. We find ourselves overwhelmed with the love and support we’ve had throughout this constant evolving journey. Our families and friends have been by our side throughout this entire process through hugs, laughter, prayers, and tears… all the while God has been in the midst weaving our paths together, so delicately.
My husband and partner in crime makes this life absolutely perfect. We are blessed beyond belief. I surely don’t deserve all I have been given… from God’s grace, my husband’s love, and our son…. more than I imagined and through means I never dreamed possible. Celebrating two…
…to God be the Glory…