All I could do was look in awe at this child God had blessed us with, as I did with our 4 children I had given birth to. I knew He had huge plans ahead for us. Good, bad or ugly, we were in this for the long haul. She was finally ours and no one else's. God had made her just to be our daughter.
That day has faded now into a sweet memory and many adventures have happened over the past year. Our children seem to be the busiest ever and life seems to be passing in a blur. From the time we returned home, we were thrown into Annabeth's activities of her Senior year, the boys' sports, Ivy's cheerleading and Mary Alan being a typical toddler. We wouldn't want life any other way though. Through laundry over-taking us, toys creating our walkways, homework being our family time and ballgames being the highlight of our nights, life is so good. We seem to thrive in the chaos. The joy and laughter of a baby we have only known for 12 months has bonded us more as a family than we ever could have imagined.
Love in Him,