So tomorrow is a day definitely to be celebrated because it’s Gracelynn’s first birthday as a JOHNSON! From the moment I laid my eyes on her, I knew that God has amazing things in store for her precious life. He chose to give her life when it could easily had been taking from her with the use of some really harsh drugs while her biological mom was pregnant with her. It’s God’s grace that saved her life, knowing how much of a profound impact she is going to make (and has already made) on so many lives. Being born at 24 weeks gestation, at only 1lb and 8 oz.,she started out with this life as a fighter. She fought to live, she surpassed ALL odds, she had amazing NICU nurses who loved her and treated her as if they were her own.
I am amazed at how everything worked out for the first four months of her life that we missed. When we got the phone call from CPS stating that “there is a medically fragile newborn ready for discharge in the hospital in San Antonio, Tx” we immediately said yes. THEN we got the phone call that stated that they chose US for this baby girl, and we got in the car right away to go meet her precious self! She was SO little for being 4 months old, and we had to gown/glove up from head to toe when meeting her because her high risk of spreading an infection/getting an infection.
Let’s just say two years have flown by, and we could have never imagined what a wild ride we would have been on with her case in foster care, and then finally closing that chapter of her life with her adoption. Shane and I are both amazed by how much our baby girl has grown, how funny she is, and how incredibly hyper she is!
I wanted to leave you all with some sweet pictures of our baby girl from the moment we met, until now! Hope you all enjoy them (as much as we did/do)♥♥!!
Gracelynn- you were everything our family needed and we are so blessed and thankful that God picked us to be your forever parents and family!!
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