Delilah, it’s so beautiful, having a child of my own… to be a mama is such an honor and deep joy. I love watching her come into her own… I remember when you came over to see how I was doing and how being a mama was going for me, and I remember crying. I still cry, but I can honestly say that I so love being Maxine’s mama- being her world. Her love keeps me going. Her pure need for me, her innocent need for me, fills my eyes with tears of both deep joy and deep exhaustion. Thank you, Delilah, for your example- for being who you are. I feel like you truly are an angel that the Lord brought us at such a vulnerable time in our lives- especially vulnerable for my Maxine. My heart aches just thinking about a different parenting version of myself… God knew who my Maxine was going to be, and He said, “Okay, guys, you need Delilah.” Thank You, Lord, for Delilah.
…I can’t tell you how many people meet Maxine for the first time, and as they walk away, say how content she is… Thank you, Delilah, for giving Blake and me the key to both our hearts and Maxine’s heart, and our connection. When Blake and I stood at a crossroads, you took our hands and kindly, warmly, passionately led us down to a better path for her and for us. And I know you do that many times a month- year in and year out- pouring your heart into mamas and papas, but more importantly into beautiful, vulnerable babies like my Maxine. There is no price tag for that. Thank you for your life’s work, for your heart, for your time, for your gift. How forever grateful we are for you! We love your personality and there was much comfort and confidence that I found in your beautiful eyes.
Many hugs from
Christian, Blake and Maxine