|Before dedication on 10/19|
|Crazy love for her big brothers!!|
There is truly something miraculous that happens when a child joins their family. A child that was untrusting, and likely assumed that everyone would leave them learns to trust, learns to love, learns that she is safe, learns that she is loved, learns what a family means.
We were able to dedicate her at church yesterday, the day before her year anniversary of joining our family, and that was very overwhelming for me. I will admit and say that right now our family does have some challenges that we are going through, and we have some problems for sure. But, one thing is for sure, all three of our children are such an amazing blessing to us. We know that we were chosen to be parents to these kids, no matter how they came to us, and we don't take that lightly. It's such a huge responsibility to raise these little (or not so little anymore!) people and many days it overwhelms you, and most days I wonder if I'm doing the right things, saying the right things, and spending my time working on the right things.
Saying we have been blessed truly doesn't seem to cover it. Our entire family has changed. This little girl who was essentially alone now has a mama, dada, brothers, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends. She has been welcomed with open arms, and we are very thankful for that. There has been so much support for us, and couldn't have gotten here without that!!!
Happy Gotcha Day to our sweet Lainey!!! Can't wait to celebrate this day every year, and celebrate the day that our lives changed again!!
We had a great dedication day/gotcha day cookout with family and friends! And Minnie Mouse cake makes everything better!