It’s been a long road, but here we are …a family of five.
My heart has been so tender as I have learned over and over again through the long journey of welcoming Baby Jack Jack into our family that the Lord indeed is mindful of us. He hears our sorrows and mourns with us. And then, He is able to consecrate those afflictions for our gain and give us so much joy that it exceeds the heartache we once felt. Indeed, all that is unfair in life will be made right through the power of the atonement.
At least this is what He has done for me through infertility and lots of almosts.
We gathered with loved ones at the temple to make our newly legal family eternal. As the day has played over and over in my mind, the words of our sealer rings true in my heart. He had no idea what our family has been through. He didn’t know our circumstances. He didn’t know our history and yet he said of our children, “It doesn’t matter when they come, just that they are here.”
Tears stung my eyes.
How very true.
Welcome to forever, Baby Jackson.