Wednesday, November 6, 2013

MATCHED! Forever Changed.

It is with pure joy in my heart that I am able to share with you that we have been matched with a precious angel. 8 months in to our adoption process, 49 days in the "waiting for a match" phase... on Monday, November 4th, we looked in to the eyes of our Emily Hope.

The Lord has done it again. He has provided. Of course He has. That's a promise he has made... to always provide for those who love Him. He provides despite my daily doubt that he really is who he says he is. Not only has he provided but he has once again gone above and beyond to bless us immeasurably. Our God who is too big to comprehend loves to bless us. He loves to gift us with joy... joy that reflects who He is. Why the creator of this universe loves me the way he does will forever be a mystery.

This precious child was marked by God before time began. She has been set apart. She is our daughter. She is HIS daughter. When I looked in to her soulful eyes, I sobbed. I knew. I knew the same way I knew when my 3 children were born. I knew she was ours as much as Brady is ours, as much as Anna Grace is ours, as much as Bryce is ours. Every doubt, fear, question has been thrown out the window.

We are forever changed from this point on. Things will never be the same. There is no ocean large enough, no legal document final enough, no illness severe enough, that could ever prevent us from fighting for this girl until the day we hold her in our arms.

The beautiful agony begins.

"Fear not, for I am with you; I will bring your offspring from the east... bring my daughters from the end of the earth" (Isaiah 43:5-6)

PS- Pictures and more information about who she is to follow soon.


  1. Yahoo! COngratulations! So excited for your family!

  2. Beautiful!! I'm SO excited for you to meet your daughter!