Monday, February 16, 2009

Five months ago today we met her for the first time. It was a very special baby girl's 1st birthday and adoption day. She looked up at me with this sweet little sparkle in her eye, and it seemed like she was thinking,"Could you be someone special to me?" Wow was I in awe of her. It was the most emotional day of my life. There were so many questions swirling inside my head, "Would she like us?" "Would she be scared of us?" "How is this all going to work?" But even with all of that, it felt right, so right. She was meant to be ours.

When I think about that day and how far we've come in 5 short months, it stirs my soul and brings tears to my eyes. Wow, does God know how to put together families. Adoption is such a miracle and our sweet T is such a miracle.

I went back to this post which was the day before we left, there were 3 prayer requests. The first one was to prepare us for anything. . . our first days with her were pure miracle. She took to us right away and we can't imagine our life without her.

The 2nd prayer request was for Jonah and Lydia and everyone who was taking care of them. This prayer was also awesomely answered. Thank you grandma's and grandpa's aunts and uncles and even Jonah's 1st grade teacher who were so wonderful while were gone.

The third request was that the Lord lets us keep her. Please continue to pray this. We continue to wait on the legal risk component of this adoption. As I've shared before it is getting long and we are waiting.


Heather said...

Valerie - seriously I am so amazed at how God has brought this precious little girl to be a Stevenson. Her face just melts me and I haven't even met her (yet!). I am praying for you friend that God will give you the grace to hold tightly to His promises as you wait on His timing in all the legalities. Truly He has joined your hearts together as a family already and I can't help but think it makes Him smile with gladness. I love you!

Mama Misty said...

Prayers coming your way...Always!!
Love you all,

Anonymous said...

God really does know how to put together families!!! The picture of her laying her head on your shoulder just says it all. What a gift she is!! I am praying, praying, praying for the legal part of your adoption. I love you guys, Ann

Anonymous said...

Valerie, how exciting to see how God has answered the prayers of His people. He will surely continue to bless you as He already has with this precious girl. We are praying!

Kristi Johnson

Anonymous said...


Awesome! I was just thinking of "T" and you yesterday and I know this sounds funny, but I was almost feeling like I missed her. She touched me, obviously your story is amazing. I can not wait to see her again sometime soon. Sorry I have not done your blog fourth picture on my fourth file is a client picture that I already posted. hmmmm...I do not think that would work: Love ya and always thinking about you. Sue

Larissa said...
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Larissa said...

Hi Valerie- What a journey God is leading us through! I initially left my email b/c i though you moderated comments first...anyhow, I understand completely the challenges of waiting for the legal process. We are in the midst of it now, too. Zilla's case goes to trial in the spring and I am at times on pins and needles. I moderate my comments if you'd ever like to exchange email addresses and chat.[wouldn't publish your address, of course] -Larissa :)

Anonymous said...

Valerie, she is so beautiful! Its amazing to think how God took you guys on this journey and how he brought you this beautiful gift. Just goes to show us, that nothing is beyond Him. I just want you guys to know that i really look up to you two. I always tell people if I ever have kids of my own I hope I am half the dad that Aaron is then I will be doing good, and that goes for you to, if I am half the parent you guys are I will be okay. Tell the kids I love them!

Uncle Jason