I have seen God move and perform another miracle and I am completely in awe of his loving faithfulness.
Here is the story that brought Rebecca her miracle baby boy, Levi Luke:
Rebecca and her husband, Luke, decided they were going to to put in their application to Emily’s agency (the same agency I use) so that they would have a little more exposure.
July 18th, Luke and Rebecca had a phone conference with Emily at 6:30pm.
The next day, Rebecca was away from home and when she returned that afternoon she had a message from Emily that said, “A situation has come up. Please call me as soon as you can.”
Rebecca put her son down for a nap and called Emily.
Expecting her phone call, Emily answered right away but then asked if she could call Rebecca back because she was in the middle of taking care of something.
My cellphone alerted me that I had a new email in my inbox. I checked itt. It was Rebecca and she simply wrote “you around by chance?”
I got on my laptop and we started chatting. Rebecca told me that Emily wanted to talk to her about a possible situation.
We were both beside ourselves in excitement thinking there was a birth mother due in couple months that Emily wanted to show their profile to.
As we were chatting online, Rebecca typed, “phone” and I knew Emily had called!
Several minutes later, Rebecca was back online to give me the scoop.
It wasn’t a birth mother that was going to deliever in a couple months…it was a birth mother that had delivered (six weeks early) a 3lb. 15oz baby boy the PREVIOUS NIGHT and Emily wanted to know if Rebecca was interested!
To say Rebecca and I were shocked is an understatement.
Rebecca started seeing if the details could come together this quick on her end and I started praying. And praying. And praying.
Knowing and believing if this was Rebecca’s baby, God would make it happen, one way or another.
By that evening (July 19th), Emily had told Rebecca she would be at the hospital at 11am to show the birth mother Rebecca’s profile.
I told Rebecca I was leaving my house at 11am the next morning to go to the store to buy some preemie clothes in FAITH that this baby was hers.
I left my house right at 11am and just as I pulled onto the highway, my phone alerted me to a new email.
As I got to the parking lot of the store (safe driver that I am ), I checked my phone to read the email, expecting another update from Rebecca.
Instead, it was a forwarded email from my mother that my mother’s friend, Cindy, had written her.
As I read the email my heart sunk to my knees.
This is what the email said:
I work with a lady whose expecting daughter had planned to put her newborn baby boy up for adoption when he arrived. The baby boy was born premature (3lbs.) this week, but he’s a little fighter and is now breathing on his own. They are working through [the name of my agency] (is that the one your daughter & husband went through?). The lady I work with said that the people they have lined up for them to interview so far already have children, and she said they would really prefer a couple who cannot conceive and have had no children as of yet. Do you or Elaine know of a couple who would meet their criteria for this adoption?
My mother was meeting me at the store, but I called her immediately after reading this and said, “I just read the email you forwarded me! I need Cindy’s phone number. I need to call her right now!!”
She was already waiting for me in the parking lot and came over to my car where she looked up a number she had for Cindy.
I called but only got voicemail, so my mom called the church office and asked for Cindy’s work number.
Cindy answered on the second ring!
I told Cindy that I was Norma’s daughter and she said, “Well, you must have gotten the email I wrote her earlier today!”
I said I had gotten it and that I knew the family that Emily was going to present to the birth mother today!
She was astounded.
I told Cindy that Luke and Rebecca do have one biological child but they are infertile now and have been told adoption is their only option to grow their family.
Before we hung up, Cindy said she would call the birth mother’s mother and tell her that from a very reliable source she gives Luke and Rebecca a very high recommendation.
I hung up with Cindy and just cried. My mom was right there and ready to tell me, “Elaine, GOD is in control!!! He’s got this!!!”
It was then that my mom informed me she had been to the hospital to pray with a woman and had decided to stop by the house on her way to meet me at the store. It was during this time that she decided to check her email and she read the email from her friend about this baby! Had she not stopped, she would not have gotten the email until late in the afternoon.
I looked at the clock and it was 11:30. Emily should have already been at the hospital talking to the birth mother! I wondered if Cindy had had enough time to get in touch with the birth mother’s mother.
At 12:30 I was to meet a friend for lunch. While we were siting at the table my phone alerted me to another email. It was Rebecca this time and she wrote saying she had just received an email from Emily saying she was talking to the birth mother RIGHT THEN! It was 1:15pm.
My heart soared because obviously Emily had been delayed and had not gotten to the hospital until closer to noon. This gave me hope that maybe my mom’s friend had been able to contact her coworker and put in a good word for Luke and Rebecca.
Around 3pm, my cell phone rang and it was a very excited Rebecca!
She said that the birth mother liked their profile and had chosen them!
Then she said, “But something really strange happened. The birth mom’s mother somehow knew that the couple was going to be a ‘Luke and Rebecca’. She knew this from an email or something like that.”
I told Rebecca, “You know who got that email this morning??”
She said, “Who??”
I said, “My mom!!!!”
After reading something like this, and reading how our match happened back in May, I don’t see how anyone could say there is not a GOD.
And not only a God, but a God who knows all things, controls all things and works out all things in His time and for His glory.
God’s hand is completely in BOTH of these situations.
I have witnessed TWO miracles in the span of two months!
To God be the Glory!
Click here for Rebecca’s post about all this! Very awesome!!!