One year ago today, I had the most precious baby girl placed in my arms!! I had a wonderful gift from God GIVEN TO ME in a miracle moment in Ethiopia, Africa. I'll never be able to accurately describe the feeling one has when handed a child from across the world!! To know that someone is trusting you to give this child THE LIFE they couldn't!! It's a moment in time I NEVER want to forget....It's a moment I'll forever be grateful for..I'm grateful to God..but I'm also forever grateful to this VERY young Ethiopian Mom that made the ultimate sacrifice for her daughter!! June 15th will always be a special day in our family...it's the day Lucy Lane Martha was placed into my arms by the Hannah's Hope director, Almaz!! I woke early that morning in Addis Ababa and walked a long dusty, dirt road to arrive at the All God's Children, Hannah's Hope Orphanage where Lucy lane was waiting on the other side of the famous red gates!! The adrenaline and tears were flowing....simply amazing....
AND, ONE YEAR LATER...we have a running toddler girl that keeps us on our toes every second of every day!!! Lucy Lane has filled our hearts more than anyone could ever know...but it's her impact on the rest of the world that has left us speechless...We're forever grateful and humbled by the way God is using our little girl to bring more children to their forever families!!
And, without any further ado....Here is our ONE YEAR HOME VIDEO!!! Thank you to my friend Karen for once again making us such an incredible gift to share with the world!! We are so thankful for your friendship!! Pause the music at the bottom of my page first and ENJOY:(it may take a second to upload or at least it did on my computer :)
We love you Lucy Lane Martha!! Because of you...We are better people, a better family, and richly blessed!! Happy One Year Home and Happy Tuesday to you all, kj