At Asher’s (see blog post below) six month finalization we called the lady who has connected us with the birth mom to say thank you. She told us the birthmom had something coming up on her horizon that she would probably want to talk to us about. Two months later the birthmom called us and said she was so emabarrassed and pregnant again. She asked us if we were willing to adopt this baby as well. We of course were so excited! God was giving us Irish twins.
The birth mom invited us to the ultrasound and found out it was a boy. We decided to name him Uriah John. Uriah was one of David’s mighty men and is known to be a man of incredible honor and integrity and John is Austin’s dad’s name. When it was time for Uriah to arrive on the scene, I drove out to where he would be born while Austin stayed with Asher until the last minute. The night the birth mom went into labor Austin flew out. As I was waiting for his plane to arrive before I went to the airport, I was questioning if we really should name Uriah. It is such a unique name. I was asking God about it and what came on the tv was a documentary about the Hittites. They started talking about Uriah and how “it is one of the most redemptive stories in the Bible” Wow! What tv show talks about Uriah the Hittite? And the second after I was asking God if we really should name him that. Oh I love how great God is!
Austin arrived at the airport and we drove to the hospital, Uriah was born 10 minutes later. The hospital stay, just as it was with Asher was wonderful. The birth mom was so gracious in letting us hold him and take care of him. I respect and admire her so much for being able to make such a loving, sacrifical decision. She had always wanted a boy but her circumstances were such that she didn’t want to bring anybody else into it. She chose to do what was best for the boys at her own hurt. Oh that we would be able to choose to sacrifically do whats in the best interest of another. Being pregnant and giving birth is extremely inconvient, but she choose to not bow to the idol of inconvience in aborting the babies and instead choose to give life. And how grateful we are!!