Monday, June 29, 2009

Fortune Cookie

On Sunday, a guy named Trey from church gave me a wonderful gift--the fortune from one of his fortune cookies. He was at a local Chinese restaurant on his son's birthday--April 26, 2009--when he received this fortune.

You will soon witness a miracle.

Lily was born on April 30.

Instead of putting it with Lily's keepsakes, I put it in my Bible. It just seemed appropriate.
This little slip of paper is not only (playfully) a fortune, a predictor of the future. This little slip of paper highlights our fortune. Now, I am not a believer in luck. I believe , however, in blessings, and I believe that smart choices and hard work help good things happen, but not always so. With that being said, our little Lily is our fortune. She is our blessing. And whether or not you put any faith into fortune cookies, this one most certainly came true, and it was enough to cause hope in the heart of the man who received it.


  1. So neat! I especially liked what you said about luck & that 'smart choices and hard work help good things happen'. That was just what I needed to hear. :>)

  2. Amen! I thank You, Lord, that You are still willing and able to bring about miracles. Thank You for choosing Lily Grace to teach and inspire us, to strengthen our faith, to help us to be as "little children" ourselves, unashamed to believe what we can't see or understand! You're awesome.

  3. I am so glad that Lily is doing well at this point. I know that you are so thankful that God has reached down and touched that sweet girl and given you this time with her! She is absolutely adorable.

    I look forward to more updates.


    With love, from Texas

  5. I just wanted to tell you I have read your story....and I am jealous. I can only hope to get half the time with our baby boy Grayson, that you have had with Lily.
    Grayson is due to be born by induction on July 7th...God willing I make it till then.
    I am inspired by Lily, but scared to death at the same time. I just want Grayson to come home with us so badly and be like Lily.
    God only knows what will happen, but I pray for a miracle every day.
    Thanks for your inspiration.