Sunday, August 18, 2013

Madison LeeAnne

Miss Madison made her appearance August 11. Words cannot express the feelings we felt as we witnessed her arrival into this world. The past two years of anticipation never prepared us for the love we would feel for holding her for the first time.The past two years never prepared us for the emotional high and lows we experienced in a 48 hour period after her birth. What the past two years did do was prepare us and mold us that when you choose to obey He will bless you in ways you could never imagine. He taught us what it means to totally trust Him and let go. Too often in the first year of the adoption process we wanted God to be in control but we were also pulling the strings thinking we would assist Him along the way. In that first year nothing happened. It wasn't until we both cried out to Him and recognized that we weren't truly putting all our hope and faith in Him that the doors opened in ways that blew us away and everyone that heard and will continue to hear our story. Madison's little life built our faith like nothing either one of us experienced. People often say they don't see miracles happening any more, but we are living proof that they do. Let go and let God have control of whatever He is calling you to do. He will provide all you need at the time you need it to see the blessing arise. Along with that, we were not only blessed with Madison, but with building our friendships with our dear friends, church family, and family who showered us with more love, support and prayers than we could have ever imagined. We love you all and thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being there every step of the way. And then there's Julia. Our words can't express how grateful we are to you for choosing life for Madison and then entrusting her to us. The only way we know how to thank you is to honor you and to love Madison the rest of our lives. Julia, you said it best that this is a beautiful love story that only God could have orchestrated. To God be the glory!

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