Good morning Friends,
Today I'd like to introduce you to my oldest daughter, who I will refer to by her first initial M. The journey to bringing her home has far too many details to record, but I will say this: God is able to make a way, where there is no way.
The picture above was taken when she was 3 days old. We adopted her locally and got to bring her home when she was 2 days old, the very same day we buried my Mother (who had died the day before M was born). Long story there, but for now, suffice it to say that we are complex creatures that can weep and rejoice at the same time, all the while trusting the hand of the One who brings us every circumstance. Twas an amazingly intense time!
It amazes me that God has given Mike and I the privilege of raising M as our daughter. We waited and prayed for 7 years before M was grafted into our family. We have pondered Genesis 29:20 which tells us that "Jacob served seven years for Rachel, and they seemed only a few days to him because of the love he had for her" and wondered if that was expressing his perspective after he married her. For NOW to us, those seven years seem only as a few days because of the love we have for M (not so while we lived them).