Sunday, July 29, 2012

My 13 year old Princess!

Kathryn Suzanne Werner turned 13 on July 23rd!  I can hardly believe how old she is now.  I remember the first night she came to my home...she was just 5 years old, skinny as can be with a big wide smile!

She was always so pretty and happy and I was thrilled to get to take care of her and Madyson too.  From the start I did not know if this would be forever, but I knew that my Katy girl would forever be in my heart!

I marvel at those wonderful long legs that God has given you!  And those gorgeous eyes!  And I am so grateful for your sensitive and loving heart.  I was so happy to become your forever Mommy in 2007!

Katy is everyone's best friend!  She has a special way with each of her sisters.  She is the leader of our girl group and the first for anyone to turn to if Mom is not available!

You are 5' 9" tall now, you love to dance and praise Jesus!  You use your whole body and your whole heart for anything you do!  You will step in quickly to get anything done that needs to be done and remind your sisters if they are not following the rules.  In honor of your 13th Birthday you have promised to keep yourself pure for whatever God calls you to do in your life and you are excited to wear the beautiful ring Mom gave you in remembrance of that.  I know you will honor Him with your heart and your actions.

Matthew 5:8 "Blessed are the pure of heart, for they will see God."

I love you Katy!  Happy 13th Birthday!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Baby Update!

Our birthmom went into early labor yesterday.  She is at 29 weeks 1 day and the boys are measuring at 2 lbs. 15 oz.  She is at CMC hospital in Charlotte and the doctors were able to stop the contractions last night.  They gave her one steroid shot last night and another one today at noon.

They are releasing her to go home on strict bed rest.  She has family with her and they will do everything including take care of her other children.

Please pray!!  Pray for the health of the birthmom and her peace.  Pray that the boys will get at least one more week to grow over 3 lbs!  Pray that the doctors will be vigilant and keep a watch for any signs of trouble!  And please pray that this mommy, so far away from her babies will be at peace with all that the Lord has planned.  I am trying to keep from panicking, to trust that God has them in His hands and will take tender care of them.

We are preparing to drive to Charlotte as soon as they are born, we were going to fly, but I don't think we will have time now to buy tickets at a reasonable amount.  If the boys come this early, they will most likely end up in the Nicu for quite awhile, so we will probably have to go there, stay a week or two, come back home and then go again and wait for them to be released.

What a whirlwind!  God give me strength!