Wednesday, October 16, 2013

celebrating hope

It is hard for me to wrap my mind around the fact that this amazing little girl turned 3 years old this past Friday.

Each of the little girls has a middle name honoring the unique paths that the Lord led us on to becoming a part of their precious lives.

When I think about 3 years ago at this time, we knew she had been born, but that was all we knew.  We didn't know her face, we didn't know her touch, we didn't know her cry, & we didn't even know for certain if we would be her parents. 

 It was such an uncertain, emotional time, but what we clung to was Hope. Hope in God's plans for our family & for this little girl, trusting in whatever direction things would go.

What a humbling moment to learn that a little girl miles away would indeed become our daughter.

Every day with this daughter of mine is a reminder & a challenge to choose hope.  In days of uncertainty or times when things are just not going the way we envisioned, we have a choice.  We can choose to allow temporary circumstances to define us, or we can choose to have hope in the plans He has for us.

Kendi Hope, thank you for reminding Mommy every single day of how trusting & hoping in God's plans for my life & our family is where the greatest blessings can be found.  You are so loved & treasured as one of those blessings!

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