Our first stop as a family was Chick-fil-a. We don't have those back home, so it was a MUST for lunch! Plus, I couldn't wait to get Daeston out of his carseat and hold him! It maybe wasn't the best choice, considering we were in the middle of a blizzard, but the snow was not going to stop us South Dakotans. It was also REALLY nice to have the whole restaurant to ourselves!
We named our son Daeston Job Christian Fergen. Daeston was a name that Danny and I chose together. Danny loved Dalston (a street name) and that was a little to "normal" for me, so we made his name up and fell in love with it! Job was chosen as his middle name because our two other sons also had biblical "J" middle names. Job was extra special as it reminded us of the pain that Job endured, yet He still praised God through it all. Through all the pain in our adoption process, we continued to trust in God's plan and He brought us PURE joy with Daeston and we praised Him for that. Christian was his given name at birth and we always wanted that to be part of his name and story.
After grabbing lunch we went back to our host home for the night. We couldn't wait to start bonding with our little man and watch Coyer, Kedren, and Baylic interact with their new baby brother. They could not get enough of him and he was passed around the entire night. Honestly, I never could have dreamed up a more perfect night. It was an emotional night, a night where I remember crying tears of joy for how God displayed His unfailing love for our family through the gift of Daeston. I will be honest, the 3 weeks prior I wrestled with God. I questioned Him, I was angry with Him, and had a cold heart. God brought me through that time and brought me closer to Him. I HAD to trust Him and through the hurt and pain I ALWAYS knew deep down inside that His plan was always better. Now, here I sat holding my baby boy and I didn't deserve him. I was CHOSEN to be his mother and it was my prayer that very night, that God would receive all the glory in His story.
My prayer is still the same today. I pray that through Daeston's life, God will receive the glory in everything he does.
Hi, I'm Kansas! I wish we could be doing this face to face over coffee. Maybe someday, till then this will have to do!