Donny and Miranda Goeb may have outdone themselves with the Christmas present they gave to his mom (Eva) this past weekend.
On Sunday, Eva Goeb of Franklin (Indiana) was surprised to find her son and daughter-in-law at her house. After all, they’re both stationed in Hawaii with the US Air Force. The couple decided they were ready to start a family and (through a friend) heard about a baby that would soon be up for adoption. The process started in October, but they managed to keep everything secret, even after the birth of little Melissa “Lily” Faith on December 8th.
Miranda explained to a reporter: We hid our secret for almost 10 days before we could fly home…We chose not to tell our families due to so many unknowns…We wanted to protect our hearts and theirs. We were taking a huge leap of faith. Once the baby Lily was officially placed with us, to become our daughter, we decided that it was not the type of news to be shared over the phone.
Neither of our families thought we were coming home for Christmas, let alone bringing a baby. They were shocked, enamored, in awe and in love simultaneously.
We are so blessed by Lily, her birth parents and our families. It will be quite the Christmas to remember!
Eva’s reaction is beautiful. And its making me re-think my choice of what we bought my mother for Christmas this year. I mean, a robe and slippers really doesn’t compare to a baby, does it??!!