Friday, August 29, 2014

Four Years Home Forever~ {SJ Day}

So cliche'... but how does four years pass so quickly?
It seems like yesterday we were walking into a room in Fuzhou
to see this precious little girl~
and yet it seems like she's always been home!
NOW look at her~

 She woke up with a huge smile and opened a little gift~
{Lego watch set since she is learning to tell time right now!}

This afternoon she wanted to read another chapter in her Little Bear book~
This photo is her through and through.
She is all about a joke and laughing.
Her name Joy is truly prophetic and only God knew!!!
We could not be more blessed to have been chosen to love this amazing beautiful daughter!

Family days are quite painful for a child being gathered into a new forever.
To be honest it is a hard day to go back to in our hearts and look into the little face that didn't know, didn't want us, and didn't have a say in the trauma she was living.
I read the most beautiful quote this week from Ann Voskamp~
SJ is the beauty in this quote for sure...
Loss and pain through such a terrible circumstance 
but God is redeeming a beautiful destiny in this little Putian, China girl!

Weeping may last through the night, but JOY comes in the morning.
Psalm 30:5

Thank You Jesus for allowing us such a privilege.
We love her more than life and so very changed by her love!
Love wins again!!!


  1. That first photos kills me! Look at that face!a Congratulations on 4 years home!

  2. Happy Forever Miss ShayleeJoy! so blessed to have been there when you arrived on your final flight home!! I cannot believe it has been 4 years (especially considering there are 4 children who have come home since you!!) xoxo Tia's mom

  3. She looked so precious in that first picture. Melt my heart. These poor babes. God is redeeming and look at your precious SJ now. WOW!!!!!! AMAZING what LOVE does. Happy Day to Shaylee Joy.

  4. Happy Happy Forever Shaylee Joy Day!! Blessings & Love...

  5. Happy Forever SJ! You are So Loved!!!


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