Tuesday, August 8, 2017

One Year.

As we reflect on celebrating the first anniversary of "Gotcha Day," trying to write one post to summarize or encapsulate our feelings seems impossible. So many moments.  Countless memories. Too many emotions. Our hearts are bursting with gratitude. So, in the spirit that sometimes words are not enough, we will be brief.  But one theme for the last year with Ivan seems to arise in my thoughts - Taste and see that the LORD is good (Psalm 34:8).

Only God could have brought Ivan home to us - a child that brings so much joy, sweetness, and radiance to our lives.  Each day we taste the Lord's goodness when we laugh with Ivan as he jumps and sings Daniel Tiger's "Trolley song"..."Won't you ride along with me??" We see the Father's kindness in Ivan's spontaneous kisses and moments of asking for forgiveness.  We see our need for God's grace more than ever as we fall short in moments of frustration. We are forever grateful for the privilege of parenthood.

Here's to one year as a family of three.

Thanks be to God for this indescribable gift.