We spent many months in prayer about having a baby long before we ever started trying. We prayed that when the time came to try, we would get pregnant in God's perfect timing - no matter how long it took. God was so faithful to us. He made Cori just for us. He picked us to be her parents. We are so blessed to have her. To me, a child is just the most perfect and precious gift from God. They are born into this world untainted. God entrusts these beautiful beings to us, who are supposed to grow and mold them into men and women who love the Lord. Now, that's a big job!
The unconditional love I feel for Cori must parallel the unconditional love God feels for us. I don't think I truly understood how much God loves us until I had a child. I look at her and my heart melts every time - yes, even if she is screaming in the middle of the night. :) God's heart must melt for us that same way - yes, even when we are making bonehead decisions. God is so good.
Here is Cori Belle's birth announcement. I wanted to go get professional pictures taken, but David said he could do them himself. Pretty good, huh? On a funny note, we took these on our couch and she peed during her photo session! Oh, Cori!