Dear Friends and Family,
Our sweet little girl was born last night at 8:46pm. She was 3 lbs. 15 oz. and 18 inches long. God graciously granted her 9 minutes of life. I have never witnessed anything more beautiful and I have never in my life felt closer to Christ than during this time. As I sit in the hospital, I am having a hard time putting into words how very special my time with her was. God answered every single prayer that we prayed during the last 18 weeks. Every single one. I prayed for Sophie to make it through delivery.. I wanted her in my arms when she went home to Christ, and she was. It was the most holy experience. It was so peaceful. When she was born, she wiggled her little arm and her mouth. Dr. Daniel gave her straight to me after the birth and her daddy sang a hymn in her ear. He also recited Psalm 23. We gave her a bath and loved on her for 6 hours. Through our suffering, we have experienced a joy like no other. There was even laughter in our room. Hannah Grace and Noah came in and held her and kissed her. Noah said she was soft and squishy and kissed her all over. Hannah Grace rubbed her hair and kissed her cheeks. They were so proud of their sister. Jerrod Brown (our photographer) took some of the most incredible photos of our time with her. Dr. Daniel never left my side. He prayed over me, held my hand, and stayed with me from 6:00pm until midnight. He even helped give her a bath. We are so very thankful for such a godly doctor. His presensce was very comforting. I knew I was safe under his care.
Please continue to remember us in prayer. The next few days will be hard. We want to invite all of those who have been part of our journey to attend Sophie’s memorial service this Saturday. We will share a slide show and Carlton will be preaching her service. The gospel of Christ will be shared.
Arrangements are as follows.
Anniston Memorial Funeral Home 11:00 a.m.- Saturday
Directions: From Birmingham- East on 1-20 to Oxford Exit, Exit 185. Turn left off of exit ramp and go north on Hwy 21/Quintard Ave. Go about 8 miles and turn left on HWY 431 north. Go north on hwy. 431 towards Gadsden and the funeral home is on the left.