Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
Ephesians 3: 20-21
It was the second annual National Adoption Day and it was one that was celebrated by many around the US. From the judges, to new parents and every CPS worker present, there was abundant celebration. There were stuffed animals, cake, punch, banners, news crews and tears of joy. I had never before spent so much money on one outfit, but I had to purchase the most precious outfit I could find for our special day. She was dressed in pink from head to toe and everyone in the family came along to celebrate this special day. This was truly one of the very best decisions we have every made and one that we thank God for impressing on our hearts. So many times we don't understand when God doesn't answer our prayers, but if we would just wait, He often makes it all clear in time.
What I saw as an unanswered prayer, not allowing me to birth a little girl, became a prayer of thanksgiving that was far greater than I could have ever imagined when he blessed me with this little angel. Foster care and Adoption took a step of faith we couldn't have taken without God and our family, but it was the greatest step we have ever taken and the rewards will continue for generations.
Her smile is contagious
Her eyes sparkle
She lights up a room
As her mom and dad, we couldn't be more proud of the young lady she has become
both inside and out. She has a love for the Lord, her family, and friends and she makes our heart overflow with joy!