I remember the day SO clearly the day I saw Evie's pic on an advocacy yahoo group and my heart leap to my throat...
thinking I KNOW she is mine and I HAd to go get her.
BUT... we were praying for a son and we weren't thinking of two.
Who cares what I was thinking... GOD had a WAY bigger plan.
That takes me to this day One Year ago today when this tiny almost three year old came through the Civil Affairs door in Zhengzhou, China.
She was the sweetest thing I had ever seen for the EIGHTH time!
The orphanage director and nannies were precious!!
They clearly loved her and was SO hard for them to let her go~
This is the first photo I ever saw of her that took my breath away~
She came to us terrified after all she had been through 4 abandonments before this one so who could blame her?~
For the whole week in province, she was very sad and grieved deep!
She would also NOT let me put her down for a second.
I knew as fierce as she fought against this huge change, she would LOVE us that much too~
One of her first smiles was the day daddy pulled out the bubbles!
Talk about breathtaking!!!~
Payne was the greatest part of God's plan because he bridged the gap between her world and ours'!
They were instant friends and bonded so sweetly.
Couldn't have chosen this pair, only God!~
Our time in China was precious with these two.
They began to know family and love~
The last 12 months have been transforming for this tiny scared baby...
The sun came out this morning and I sat her in the photog chair~
As I shared yesterday, she has more personality in this little body than we sometimes know what to do with but~
It will serve her well in life and we are leading her to chase Jesus with that spark!
Chase Him sweet one and let Him be your ALL!!!
Happy EvieClaire Day!
Can't imagine life without you!!!