1 year ago we brought home a 5 week old baby girl.
I marveled at her delicate features. I was impressed by the strength and stamina of her cry. I wondered after the first few sleepless nights what I had gotten myself into.
We didn't know her case plan.
We didn't have any idea how long we would have her with us.
I assumed she would stay just long enough to fall in love with.
Inevitably, I would have to say goodbye. I would once again hold back tears as I place the child that I love into the arms of a stranger and walk away.
God had different plans this time.
It seems almost unreal that she is still here with us a year later and that we are looking forward to making her forever ours..
and yet nothing could feel more natural,
more perfectly right.
"I will always love you and treasure you and celebrate the day you came, the day that God found us you."
("God Found us You" by Lisa Tawn Bergren)
You, my sweet girl, have been such a ray of sunshine in our home. Your beaming smile and playful giggles add so much joy to our family. You are loved deeply and you will be loved forever.