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Ephesians 1 says, "Long before the God laid the earth’s foundations, He had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of His Love, to be made whole and holy by His Love. Long, long ago He decided to adopt us into His family through Jesus Christ. What pleasure He took in planning this! He wanted us to enter into the celebration of His lavish gift-giving by the hand of His Beloved Son."

Friends, we offer this site as a testimony to God’s goodness to us... that in His perfect timing He is blessing us beyond our wildest dreams with a treasured daughter. We cannot wait to wrap our arms around her and love her forever. Today she has absolutely no idea that she has been chosen. She has a Mom and Dad and two sisters who have already fallen deeply in love... and she has Aunts, Uncles, Grandparents, Friends and an amazing Church family that simply cannot wait to begin her new life of hugging, tickling, giggling, learning, loving and calling her "precious" and "beautiful." Join us in praying our little Princess home. It is going to be amazing.
Our God is Awesome.

Until the "Hold Yous"

Across the miles your little angel is at play, perhaps by herself
So you cry and you pray for her safety...
Then you think about all of her friends that are yet to be made, and bubble blowing in the back yard.
On the other side of the world your little miracle is dreaming about being wanted... You pray for patience and peace because the wait is killing you.
Then your thoughts shift to matching Easter dresses, dying eggs and Easter Bunny pictures.
Far, far away your baby girl is sleeping.
You exhale and smile...thinking about cuddles in bed and playing with her hair and story time...
Then you pray for her dreams to be filled, and baby dolls and toys all her own.
Across the miles your little angel is lonely and wanting attention.
So you cry some more and you pray for her spirit.
Then you dream about games to be played and giggles to be made with her big sisters.
On the other side of the world your little miracle might be hungry and thirsty.
You pray for her comfort, then lay awake wondering... what will her reaction be to french fries and icecream?
Far, far away your baby girl has pretty much nothing, she needs you.
So you fall to your knees and sob in desperation.
Then you pray...
Sometimes you think about hair bands, bows and barrettes - in every color and pattern imaginable (oh, and they must have pink sparkles!)
Other times you think about all the firsts that await her ~like piggy back rides with Daddy, pictures posing with princesses at Disney, and a road trip to Pennsylvania...tickles on the couch well after bedtime...and bike rides, jumprope, and hide & seek... A bubble bath, floaties and the multicolored foam carwash.
Her Baptism, her birthday party, and Christmas...yes, Christmas.

Then you think about all of the firsts that await you...like the first time she says, "Mommy." The first time she says, "Daddy." The first time she calls her sisters by name. The first time she smiles at you, reaches for you, snuggles into your neck. The first time you rush to her breathlessly at the faintest sound of a whimper...

Then someday soon comes the hello and the "hold yous."
And her new life begins...
As does the fulfillment of God’s awesome plan.

Aunt Sissy 1/25/07


Scriptures:

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
Jeremiah 29:11

"Since you are precious and honored in My sight, and because I love you... Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west."
Isaiah 43:4-5

This is what the LORD says, "In the time of my favor I will answer you, and in the day of salvation I will help you"... I will say to the captives, "Come out" and to those in darkness, "Be free!"
Isaiah 49:8, 9

"It is clear to us, friends, that God not only loves you very much, but also has put His hand on you for something very special."
1 Thess 1:4

Jesus looked at them intently and said, "Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God, everything is possible."
Matthew 19:26

"Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing!"
Isaiah 43:18-19

"You will be called by a new name that the mouth of the LORD will bestow."
Isaiah 61:2

"You will be a crown of splendor in the Lord’s hand, a royal diadem in the hand of your God... the Lord delights in you and will claim you as His own."
Isaiah 62:3

"How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called the children of God! And that is what we are!"
1 John 3:1-2


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