The birth story of Ellie Grace Clements doesn’t begin on 6/25/13 for me. It began in the living room of our pastor, Terri Dieter, with Terri, Michelle Demus, Katie Stermer, Dave and I. I had just been through a bunker night with them, with God setting me free from some things, many hurts, and so many lies. It was close to Labor Day of 2011.
We were chatting in the living room before saying goodnight and Katie said something about us having children. I said, “Dave and I aren’t having kids. We have decided it is just not for us and its not who we are. It may be selfish but we just don’t feel like we want to have children”. In typical Katie fashion she laughed and said “well God showed me that you ARE totally having kids.” We chatted a bit more and Katie just laughed and said “I know you two are having children…I saw you with them!” Michelle and Terri both had GIANT grins and Michelle agreed and Terri said she believed we were going to have children as well. At this point in time, both Dave and I were adament that there was NO child or children anywhere in our future. Continue reading “My extremely long dissertation on the birth and events leading up to the birth of Ellie Grace”