Saturday, March 17, 2012


1 Samuel 1:27-28

"I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him.  So now I give him to the Lord.  For his whole life he will be given over to the Lord."

The little boy we have loved since we first met his birth mother was born March 9 by emergency c-section.  (He is fine. his birth mother is fine).

We cared for him along side her and left the hospital with him in our arms and he had our last name.  

Then, at six days old, his birth mother called and said this was much harder than she expected.  That she couldn't complete the adoption plan.  

We placed her back in his arms.

He was ours for a short time, but we loved him none the less.

We named him Samuel.  

He was one of the most beautiful babies I have ever seen and such a joy to care for.  

I'm so glad I got to be his mama, even if it was only for six days.

I will share much more of the story, but I just had to start writing and start getting it all out.

Thanks for the prayers.  We greatly need them.


Briana@SweetCGrace said...

We have been praying for y'all, and I sent out an email to our family and friends to pray, as well. Your words for Samuel's birth mother have been so kind, Mattie. You truly are a beautiful person, and I know that God is hearing all of our prayers. Even though this situation is not how we all expected it would be; He will take care of you ALL. :)

BumbersBumblings said...

Oh mercy!! What a precious beautiful child. What a heartbreaking story. I don't know you, but the tears are running down my face!! Prayers and hugs for you!

Holly said...

Still praying for you friend. I know this has to be so hard and you've shown so much grace that I know inspires so many. I know you trust God will take care of you. Praying you feel Him close.

Sherry Ruhlow said...

Mattie and Ben, How my heart is breaking for you! You are very special people and I know God has great plans for you. He WILL see you through. Please know that I am praying,and will continue to do so, for your family. Love you all, S. Ruhlow

Aidyl Ewoh said...

I can't even imagine how hard this must be for you… I hope you are able to find the healing to get through this.