Wednesday, November 23, 2011

a year ago TODAY....

A year ago TODAY, was like any normal day. I remember sitting in the recliner watching The Real Housewives of Atlanta[yes, I watch this trashy show:(]...Kaz called and said our code word...We made up a code word so that the other person wouldn’t just keep talking about normal stuff...The code word meant good news from our adoption agency...I immediately stopped in my tracks and in my mind Kaz couldn’t talk fast enough. A year ago TODAY, we got a phone call about a baby...A BABY we thought was OUR BABY....A baby we wanted, prayed hard for, and fought for...BUT in the end the birthmom chose to keep him. It’s kind of ironic because 6 months ago almost to the exact day, she gave birth to that baby boy. We were crushed when she decided to keep him...BUT a day later we got THE phone call about our sweet, adorable, absolutely perfect daughter Annie Rice. A year ago TODAY, I thought the road would be easy...Looking back, it wasn’t easy at all BUT I WOULD DO IT ALL OVER in a heartbeat for Annie. TODAY I’m truly THANKFUL for ALL the Lord has done in our life. I’m THANKFUL for the hardships...I’m THANKFUL for HIS PERFECT PLAN...My heart is overflowing with THANKFULNESS...
 a year ago TODAY, I would have never imagined I would be sitting in my living room with a 17 month old little girl...HIS PLAN is perfect....HIS TIMING is perfect....HIS LOVE is perfect....
Praise God from whom all blessing AND TRIALS flow....
a year ago today, I didn't have all these memories...TODAY I AM TRULY THANKFUL!
















8 comments:

Summer said...

GOD is truly amazing! I cried when I saw the joy and happiness on ya'lls faces with that precious Annie Rice of your's! I remember reading your posts about the first adoption and one post you had wrote you stopped while running and talked with GOD and gave it to him...and look he had a plan, it wasn't for that baby but for this one the one you have, the one that makes ya'll smile so bright and I am just crying reading this post of praise! What an amazing gift to be thankful for! xoxo
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ps her crazy hair in that one pic cracks me up...gotta love bed head ha!

Lisa @ Life is Crazy Beautiful said...

Happy Thanksgiving to your beautiful little family!!

Ashley said...

I know what you mean! I'm so thankful for how God has changed my life in the last year as well. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your precious family.

Beth said...

i love all the pictures but if i had to pick my 2 most favorites ...are the one with Annie Rice & her crazy hair (that is so sweet & made me smile!!) & the bath picture with Miley... Miley looks like she wants to jump in & have "bath time" as well. so cute!! what a thankful thanksgiving you all will be having this year. God is good. blessings. (:

Patience said...

Thank you for this post. I needed to read this today. You've given me hope that we will get the call. Hope you are enjoying each and every moment with your sweet girl!

Chad and Corrisa said...

Thank you for sharing you heart, your faith, and for being an inspiration to so many! All things are possible for those who trust in the Lord and your story is a wonderful testimony to that! Love you guys!!!

Jemsmom said...

She is precious and perfect and so blessed to have you and Kaz as her parents! She is a lucky little girl! I hope you all enjoyed your first Thanksgiving together!

Indy said...

I love this post! It's so encouraging to see the way the Lord has made your family grow. I am so happy for you.