Sometimes I wish I could go back in time to the place where Grace's dear parents made that heart wrenching decision to leave their child outside of a welfare building, acknowledging the fact that they couldn't care for her as they would like and hoping, perhaps praying, that she would find a forever family. As I see Grace develop and exhibit her zest and love for life, I cannot help but be a little sad at the thought of all they have missed, but, in turn, this only makes grateful for their sacrifice and thankful beyond words to our heavenly father for choosing us as her forever mommy and daddy.
|Grace's 3rd Birthday with the Larry and Bob |
who I managed to pull out of the closet
for a birthday treat.
So in order to help me savor every moment of my precious girl's life, I memorializing my thoughts on virtual paper.
My darling Grace on your 3rd birthday,
You are the light of my life. When you enter a room, everything is brighter.You are beautiful on the inside and out, and now, that you are three, I see your precious personality emerging more and more each day. I can't wait to see what God has planned for you. When you get on fire for something, it consumes you, and I just keep thinking about what an amazing testimony for the Lord you will have one day!
I still find it hard to believe sometimes that God choose us as your forever family. Being your parents is an exciting journey, and we pray daily that we can exhibit to you what is means to have real relationship with Father in heaven.
Grace, you remind me of my beloved father, your grandfather, who you will not meet until you cross through heaven's gates. He had the same love of life and child-like faith. May you always retain that zeal, and we pray that the cares and toils of this life will not tarnish your outlook, but rather that you will see the world through the eyes of Christ.
We love you more than words can express,
Mommy and and Daddy
Here a few pictures from Grace's birthday party.