Anna and Hope June 2011... Awwww... where has the time gone?
And just like that, our Hopie girl turned 8!
HOPE: to look forward to with desire and reasonable confidence... to expect...
When we were waiting for a child after Samuel died... We were grieving with Hope... waiting with Hope... and Waiting for Hope! We were expecting that if it was in His will, the Lord would add to our family through adoption and He answered with our Hopie girl!
She is full of spunk... and a whole lot more... Raising her has taught us a lot and taught us that there is so much about parenting that we don't know or understand...
She were able to spend her birthday with out of town relatives so that was especially fun for her!
We are so thankful that God chose us to be her family! Adoption is such a gift and has changed our family in so many ways. We are in awe of all that He has done for us and through Hope's life so far.
Our prayer for her is that she will seek HIM always, that she will follow him closely and know that she is deeply loved by him and us... That she will always know her life has great value,she was created with a great life purpose, and that she will trust him with her future!