Sunday, August 1, 2010

Sunday Snapshot: Birthday Girl

It is hard for me to fathom that Kaya is turning 3 this week.

And rest assured that she is already exercising her 3-ness.
Sometimes it is so sweet I can hardly stand it, & other times...
we take cover. ;o)

But in every moment, I am amazed that I get to be this little girl's mommy.

All because 3 years ago, I trusted God enough to say "yes" when He invited us to be His hands & feet in a way we originally said we never would (foster care). I'm sure He got a kick out of that knowing what I could not say "no" to.

The journey was long. It was hard. Our hearts were broken along the way by a couple of little ones that came & went & by Kaya's birth family that we grew to care for deeply.

And I am a better person for it. I think that journey was exactly the length it was supposed to be to keep me growing into who God intends for me to be.











Thank you, Lord, for stretching me & giving me the opportunity to step through a door that You opened. May my answer to your invitations be "yes" so that I do not miss the blessing of being in Your will.

Thank you, too, that we can look at Kaya & be forever reminded of what happens when we say "yes" & walk by faith. Happy Almost Birthday, Kaya Ashley Faith!!!

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Ni Hao Y'all

14 comments:

Tina Michelle said...

Happy Birthday little girl! I hear ya on duck and covering from the 3-year-old! :)

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Kaya, what a beautiful little girl!
Hanna

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Kaya, what a beautiful little girl!
Hanna

Terri said...

What a sweet abd beautiful girl you have!

Happy Birthday Kaya!

Sophie said...

Happy birthday to your little princess! She is gorgeous!!

Daisy Dreams said...

Happy Birthday, Kaya!! Your beauty just shines!

Karen said...

We were "never" going to do foster care either....

Annie said...

What beautiful pics of a beautiful little girl!! Happy Birthday Kaya!!!

Christie said...

Happy Birthday to a beautiful little girl!!

I'm sure the heartache is well worth it when you get the opportunity to be her forever mommy!

Can't wait to see what God does in our lives in the near future!

Love,
Christie

zentmrs said...

Happy Birthday Kaya!!

Beautiful shots - your little one is just darling.

Amy said...

Happy Birthday beautiful girl! You are a blessing and you are blessed!

Annie said...

Happy Birthday, beautiful Kaya!!!

Chris said...

Happy Birthday, precious girl!!

Wow, it's amazing what a little word like 'yes' can do!!!

:)

Sharon said...

She is beautiful!