Here is our newest baby, Ana Elizabeth, 9 weeks old.  She is especially amazing as she was just thrown out to die on the day she was born, and now is growing and obviously very smart and alert.  God has clearly chosen her for a purpose and we are so thankful to be her family.  There are some verses in Ezekiel that fit Ana perfectly.  Although it is a picture of God’s love for Israel, I think it applies and I know that Ana will glorify God with her life one day:
Ezekiel 16:4-14


“As for your birth, on the day you were born your navel cord was not cut, nor were you washed with water for cleansing; you were not rubbed with salt or even wrapped in cloths.  No eye looked with pity on you to do any of these things for you, to have compassion on you. Rather you were thrown out into the open field, for you were abhorred on the day you were born.  When I (God) passed by you and saw you squirming in your blood, I said to you while you were in your blood, “Live!” Yes, I said to you while you were in your blood, “Live!”  I made you numerous like plants of the field,  . . .  Then I passed by you and saw you and behold you were at the time for love; so I spread my skirt over you and covered your nakedness.  I also swore to you and entered into a covenant with you so that you became MINE, declares the Lord God.  Then I bathed you with water, washed off your blood from you and anointed you with oil. I also clothed you with embroidered cloth and put sandals on your feet and I wrapped you with fine linen and covered you with silk.  . . .  Thus you were adorned with gold and silver and your dress was of fine linen, . . so you were exceedingly beautiful and advanced to royalty.  Then your fame wentforth among the nations on account of your beauty, for it was perfect because of MY SPLENDOR WHICH I BESTOWED ON YOU, ” declares the Lord God.”


Ana was thrown out in a field to die the day she was born, unwashed and lying in her own blood.  How appropriate these promises are from the Word of God for Ana Elizabeth.