Our “wished for child” who is “consecrated to God”.

Born at the HELIOS Klinink in Müllheim, Deutschland

8lbs 1oz 22" Nov. 18 3:02 am
3.66 kgs 56 cm 18 Nov 3:02

Like her mom, Mia was born in Germany!
Dani was born near Ramstein AFB.

Dani felt her first contraction on November 15 at 8:00am.

Her active labor began around 7:47pm on Monday November 17.

Mia's been cooking since around Valentine's Day.

Since then she has traveled to six countries:
England, France, Germany, Switzerland, Turkey, and the USA

We shared her story on Facebook and our Blog

She has four Cousins, six Aunts, eight Uncles, five Grandparents, and 11 Great Grandparents on this Earth.

We have been waiting for her for seven years.

Two other children came before her.
Goodbye, Baby | In the Valley of the Shadow of Death

Hundreds of people have prayed for her
and journeyed with us.

A Psalm of David. The lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need. He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams. He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name. Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me. You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies. You honor me by anointing my head with oil. My cup overflows with blessings. Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the lord forever.

—— Your Dad ——
Baby, you are loved. You are desired. We are thankful for you being here, and sharing your life with us. I wouldn't want you to be here in any other way or at any other time. Your arrival was what we needed. It was what we hoped.

We will never know fully how much your life has impacted others, but I do know that you have changed my life. I know I couldn't love you like I am able to, if it weren't for our story. Your story. You will be a part of my life forever, and you need to know that. There is no regret, nor hope or fear that will separate my love for you.

I know that my failures and inadequacies might drive us apart, and may make you want to separate yourself from me, but no matter the reason, know that my heart and my soul will forever seek you out. I pray that I love you well. And I pray that my hope and my dreams for you do not crush, or overwhelm, or bring you any pain.

You are my hoped for daughter. You make me understand what it means to be excited. You bring peace to my wandering soul, but I cannot give you everything. I can't bring you peace. This world is not safe. It holds no love that is pure or that will satisfy you. So I give you now, away. Your dreams and hopes, your love and pain, your first kiss and last, your life and death, your whole being. I give it all away to the one who can satisfy, whose love is pure. I give you—away, because I love you, and cannot keep you mine forever.