Monday, September 15, 2008

a half-year of absolute joy




exactly six months ago today, our lives were forever changed. i remember jon calling me in tears that our sweet girl had made her grand entrance. i was in shock and disbelief-- could this be the day? is this really happening? and now, just six months later, i can't remember life without haven. 

Psalm 91 says, 
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High,
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust." (emphasis, my own)

this is our daughter's namesake, our prayer that she will find her haven in God alone and trust Him with even the tiniest details of her days. we are so blessed by the Giver of good gifts-- especially one sooner-than-expected, babbling, joyous gift in particular. God, you know our hearts better than we know them ourselves. Thank you for so richly blessing us with more than what we knew to ask for.




3 comments:

Branden and Laura said...

We love her!!! I don't think we can remember what it was like before her either ;)

Kevin and Christin Pounds said...

She couldn't have better adoptive parents than you guys--she is blessed to be your family now just as you are blessed by her. Can't wait to see her grow!

Elaine M said...

Wow, six months already. How fast that time went. Seems like only yesterday you were waiting for a phone call. You are all very blessed! May your wonderful journey continue to be blessed.