Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Happy Gotcha Day!

Exactly one year ago today, God placed the most amazing child in my arms and my life has been blessed ever since. I remember Deana walking into the room holding my sweet Janie and as tears of joy streamed down my cheeks, my life was changed forever! Janie, I love you more than words can ever express!

September 14, 2009


September 14, 2010


Adoption is not an easy journey and the unknowns can be frightening, exhausting, overwhelming, and saddening. However, I would live every second all over again knowing how wonderful the outcome is! 

God's plan is perfect--all of the time, not some of the time! I have always known that, but honestly during the low times of the wait-it was hard to remember that. 

Now I smile as I think back to that crazy person I was for 3 years. I  was the crazy waiting mommy who checked her email a thousand times a day, who obsessed with watching the clock couting the minutes to when the adoption agency closed and I wouldn't hear the phone ring anymore, who longed for Monday mornings hoping to hear something that week.

My path was set all along, I just needed to let go and walk it! When I finally did let go and turn it all over to the Lord, Janie came into my life! What a joy she is! What a blessing I have been given. I promise to always remember that! All of the time-not some of the time!


2 comments:

Single Women Adopting Children said...

Happy Gotcha day!!! Brings tears to your eyes I am sure. Even though I got Mila from birth. I still consider it a sort of "gotcha" day....Like- I am so lucky to have you as my baby....I' gotcha!

Michele said...

If only the year(s) of waiting for them to come home could fly by as fast as the years do after they come home. Congratulations!