She entered our life as a very broken 3 1/2 year old girl.
She was so tiny, so fragile and so unsure of adults.
She had been taken from the only life she knew by state officials, who came to be her parents,
until adoptive ones could be found for her.
The Spirit of God came to us...
He called us to make her ours.
We heard Him clearly- from youngest family member to oldest.
We first met her without her knowing who we were. We were allowed to take her in, without fear to enter into her heart. We walked slowly, ever so slowly towards bringing her into our home. Moving her from all she had know, brokenness, hurt and neglect...to a place where she could bloom into all she was created for.
She slowly allowed us to love her.
She slowly, ever so slowly began to offer her heart to us.
love came, in bits and pieces. Love came and showed us how to reach her. Our girl has been like a present that was wrapped in many layers, the first layers were dirty and torn. But with each new layer a new level of glory has been revealed to not only us, but to her as well.
God has a beautiful plan for her life.
He promises to bring her life and life with abundance.
He knows the plans He has for her and they are not to harm her, but for her good.
She has given her heart not only to her Papa and Mama, but to the One who formed her in the womb of another. She has learned to trust Him.
He surprised her with the arrival of healing for the deep places that were wounded within her, with her Ethiopian older sister. Their love for each other was the touch of God that moved our sweet blond girl to wholeness. They choose to spend most of their time together, their hearts are knit together in an amazing transforming kind of love way. The kind of way that could only be orchestrated by God Himself, to which we are so grateful.
Happy 13th birthday 'Siddy Dirl'
(when she arrived she had a pretty large speech problem-
which disappeared as we held her, loved her and pressed into God together-
Expecting His Goodness!)
God has amazing, wonderful, surprise filled plans for you
can't wait to see what surprises He has in store to bless you with.