Every picture tells a story.
Most of the time, the story is evident. Sometimes, though, the story is deeper and far more wonderful than first realized. Ryan and Kimber have such a story. After experiencing the pain of miscarriages and the heartache of so desperately wanting a child to love and raise, they felt God had a different plan:
“I was getting ready to go on vacation to my parent’s house in Houston. I had this overwhelming urge to clean the whole house and organize every drawer, closet, cabinet & shelf. The night before I left, I had an overwhelming urge to pack everything I had for a baby into a bag and left it inside what would be a baby’s room. I told myself “just in case” (the adoption agency was to call). But didn’t think anything of those things until…
My OBGYN has been through all the traumatic times of the miscarriages and aftermath with us over the past year. On April 1, 2009, I got a call from my OBGYN. She asked me if I had my baby. “Are you kidding me?” I asked. She said she had this overwhelming urge to call me; she felt like I had my baby. I was nice but it upset me…NO I DIDN’T HAVE A BABY. Everything and everyone reminded me constantly that I didn’t have a child to love. She apologized and said she was a God-fearing woman and she knew I was too. She felt the Holy Spirit working in her and really did think I had my child.
The next day, we got a call from the adoption agency telling us they had a little boy for us in Florida. He was born April 1 (around 7 hours after my OBGYN called me!). We had 48 hours to come and get him. Obviously I called my OBGYN
immediately to tell her. It’s amazing how God and His Spirit work in our lives even when we have no idea He is!”
When heartache turns to joy, the heart sings! We welcome little Canaan Scott into the world. As you can see from the pictures, he is enveloped in a soft, warm bubble of love. What a lucky little boy!