Jodi asked me a while back if I'd take pictures at her shower. At that time, we knew that she and Douglas would be adopting a baby, but we did not know if it would be a boy or a girl, or exactly when the due date was. At this point, Jodi was so apprehensive still about the uncertainity that she would hardly speak of a shower in certain terms. She was careful to guard herself. Knowing all the heartbreak she has been through, it was easy to understand.
If you know Jodi, you know that she loves order. She's just one of those people who always has it together and works well with a plan and a schedule. After all of this, I believe God reminded Jodi that He is in control, and He has a plan. He knew the desires of her heart, and in His time He fulfilled her greatest wish. We are all so thankful that His perfect plan included this miracle of life for Jodi and Douglas.
Jodi and Douglas have waited a long time to become parents. I think that Jodi has probably longed even more so to be a mother. I can't even begin to describe how thrilled we all are to see her hold her daughter in her arms.
Anna is truly a beautiful baby. She is perfect in every way.
Congratulations, Douglas and Jodi, on your precious daughter. I look forward to watching her grow. I know, with parents like you two, she will be an amazing person!