I sit and type this late on Tuesday evening, April 20. Tomorrow morning I will enter the hospital to begin my next phase of treatment. Tomorrow is also a very special day of celebration for us. It is Christa's 24th birthday! I hate that she has to celebrate her special day by sitting with me at the hospital for the evening service, but I am so grateful that the Lord has her in Okinawa for this time of my life.
Soon after my mother passed away in March of 1985, I asked the Lord to allow me to have a baby the following April sometime around my mother's birthday on the 24th. We adopted our son Eddie two months after my mom went to Heaven, but I really wanted a baby by the next April; a girl specifically. As many women who suffer with infertility, every month that passed and I wasn't pregnant made me feel like a huge failure! By the time the next April came along, I was bitterly disappointed. There was no baby. I felt the Lord had neglected to answer my prayer. In October of that year we heard about our Christa. We were told that she was about 6 months old. I guess I shouldn't have been surprised when the social worker told me that her birthday was April 21st! We rejoice at the miracle of Christa's life and the answering of my prayer by the Lord who loves me very much!
One Special Love is a song that I heard first sung by the Hutson Sisters. It really touched my heart and Christa and I would sing it as we travelled on deputation. We recorded a tape to help raise our shipping funds and decided that we wanted to get a recording of Christa and I singing this song together before she lost her little girl sound. God truly has given us one special love!
Happy Birthday, Christa! I love you more than words can express!! Mommy
I'm so proud of you!