Two years ago today, I was meeting this sweet girl for the first time.
It’s funny, the things you hear over and over again as an adoptive parent. Some of the most commonly repeated phrases I hear are, “what a blessing you are to this little girl!”
“She’s so lucky! She hit the jackpot!”
“You changed her life forever!”
Over and over I reply: she’s a blessing to US. WE hit the jackpot and it wasn’t luck; it was the purposeful design of our gracious God. SHE changed OUR life, and we are so grateful.
My favorite explanation of adoption ever was something my friend’s almost-three-year-old said when she met Zoe for the first time. She said, “Miss Sarah wanted a baby, and prayed for a baby, and the Spirit of God came and gave her a baby!”
Thank you, Spirit of God, for this beautiful baby—for all she has taught me, for all she will teach me, and for how she has changed my life forever.