This time last year I sat thinking we had a son waiting on us @ SF where WP had lived. Later in February we would learn he was not to be our son but a precious family in Alabama and thus began our journey to PC & EC.
In the thick of disappointment and sadness, it is so hard to let go and let God but that's exactly what I had to do and God led us on the Path He had ordained. Way better than I would have ever imagined for myself. He was already blessing us with
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, for ever and ever! Amen.
I wrote a post on July 7 announcing the miracle God had worked in our lives~
Just a little of what I wrote that day~
The story goes...
June 21st, our annversary, I sat at my computer looking at our agency files again just in case there was a new one.
A friend of mine called to check on me and suggested I look at the WCadvocacy yahoo group
(just so I would have something to do waiting on Scott for lunch).
I sent message to moderator and was added.
There were pages and pages of faces and files and I guess I had looked at hundreds...
when I found a folder titled 'Recently Released Files from Agencies'.
I clicked on first face and a whole page of faces opened.
Right in the middle of the page was a little girl I instantly adored.
Clicked on her to see what her name was, read the comments below, and then checked her birthday to see she had MY same birthday~ 2/3.
That same day, we asked our agency to see if she was still on the shared list
and then see if we could look at her file
The rest was just a test of nerves, trust, and surrender.
We waited for updated info, through the weekend and a new shared list being released, and finally on the following Friday, we locked her file, sent LOI Sunday, and received PA yesterday.
Today is the day China chose as her birthday as there is usually no proof of exact date. I believe God chose this day as her birthday so I would KNOW her the day He revealed her to me. I LOVED her face the minute I saw her... why? This is crazy but I felt like I was looking at myself~
I've had several people share Evie looks like me. How can it be? God! And when I saw her birthday, I heard God speak to my heart... She is YOUR baby. Go bring her home.
SO today we celebrate this precious life we will cherish forever. She has no clue what all the fuss is about but in time, she will! It will be a beautiful day since ALL our children will be here and all I want is a new Family Photo!
Happy birthday to our baby EvieClaire. We pray God's richest blessings over your life and promise to show His great Love to you all the days of our lives!
For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
(Birthday and Superbowl party pics tomorrow)