It is hard to believe that it has been 28 years since I started praying for a baby daughter! I remember when my mother passed away in March 1985, I asked the Lord to allow me to have a baby the next April around my mother's birthday which was April 24. When July came and went and I was not pregnant, I thought that was ok as I could get pregnant in August or September and have a premie baby in April. August, September, October and no evidence of a baby on the way. Needless to say, I was so disappointed. I cried and kept going. April 1986 came and went and I grieved privately for the baby that would never be. One day in October after I dropped Eddie off at school, I stopped at my friend Nan's house. During my visit the phone rang and a young woman that we had met a few weeks earlier was on the other end of the line. She told Nan about a baby that her sister was fostering and wondered if Randy and I would be interested in adopting her. INTERESTED?? How about obsessed!!! It took us a while to get a hold of the lawyer, but as soon as I heard that she was born on April 21, I knew that she was God's special and specific answer to my prayer.
I can't imagine our family without Christa. As you can see by the pictures above, she brings her genuine smile and joy everywhere she goes. I love you, Christa!! We are honored and blessed to have you in our lives! Happy Birthday!!!