In his 1991 number 1 hit “Unanswered Prayers”, Garth Brooks sang “some of God’s greatest gifts are answered prayers”. And while I agree with the statement and premise of the song, ANSWERED PRAYERS are great gifts from God as well. Olivia Walker Reed was born this morning at 3:12 am EST at the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg. She was 8 lbs and 13 oz, 21 inches long and Mother and Daughter are both doing fine at this time.
She arrived in a hurry; Katie had been having contractions throughout the night, but apparently early this morning woke Joshua when her water broke. She was carried to the hospital by ambulance and Olivia was born in the ER. They didn’t have time to get to Labor and Delivery and Joshua didn’t make it in time to be there when she was born. But as he said the important thing is she is here and healthy and Katie is fine.
I don’t know how many people have been praying for this day to come, but I know it is a BIG number and I know how grateful and happy we are. Now if we could just get our hands on her….. But that day will come soon; for now, we are just thankful!