Friday, January 20, 2012

JOY...

The Lord has been teaching us a lot about this word JOY over the last few months, and I know he isn’t done yet! This word has appeared over and over in our lives especially the last 3 months! One of the many ways we have seen this word alive in our lives, is through Annie Rice. The Lord has given her a spirit of JOY. She is the happiest little girl. If she is crying, you know something is wrong. Sure, she has her moments like any child, but she is 99% happy most days! She goes to sleep smiling and wakes up smiling. People ask me all the time if I trick her into smiling for the camera. Nope, I don’t. That’s her personality. Other people ask if she’s always happy. She really is. From the moment we put her in our car on June 25 until now, she has been the same. She smiled and clapped the day we got her like she knew we were her parents. I think the only tears that day was when I took her blanket from her:) She says HI to everyone and will even go to random strangers! She's so outgoing!
I can already see the Lord and Holy Spirit working in her life everyday. At night, before bed, we read a story out the of the bible and let her pick a stick from her prayer pail. She is so at peace during this time. It amazes me to watch her. I hope and pray everyday that the Lord uses her story for HIS glory and honor not just now but all the days of our lives. She is such a blessing to our family, and I couldn’t have imagined the perfect plan that He had/has for our lives. 

For the fruit of the spirit are: love, JOY, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness and self-control.   Gal 5:22-23




kisses from Miley every morning!






3 comments:

Venessa said...

She is beautiful! So smiley and I can only imagine how much joy is in your home!!

Kim Fudge said...

I have to say it again: she is so adorable! And "Joy" is the perfect word to describe her. :)

Beth said...

joy is something we should all have. i love her hair. so wild & free. so cute. (: