So cool story that I'm just now sharing with you all (read here: "grab a kleenex")
Shaina posted on the blog a while back and used this picture:
Our friend Courtney Schnee had taken this picture when they were up from Charlotte way back in August (pre-hospital peanut).
Anyways, fast forward to the week of Christmas. I came home to grab our stockings and a few other things for Christmas and I found a couple pretty amazing surprises. One was a love offering from SUMC which was a total, unexpected blessing! Another was a jar of money from an anonymous family who has a tradition of saving a money jar and then giving it to a family at Christmas.
The third was a package that had this in it:
Canvas Painting of the picture. Way back when we asked for a 24 hour prayer vigil to plead Chaia's case to the King, Hilary Siber decided she would paint while she prayed. She chose this photo from the blog.
(The ironic thing is that Courtney and Hilary are sisters but Hilary had no idea that Courtney had taken this picture.)
So the week we finally came home, Shaina got to see the painting and needless to say the tear ducts were prompted to start pumping.
Thanks Hilary for your kindness and for your prayers.
You make us giddy.