"So promise me you'll never forget...that you aren't an accident or an incident...you are a gift to the world, a divine work of art, signed by God. You were deliberately planned, specifically gifted, and lovingly positioned on this earth...Flooded by emotion, overcome by pride, the Starmaker turns to us, one by one, and says, 'You are my child. I love you dearly.'" Max Lucado, God Thinks You're Wonderful

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Happy Birthday Sweet Sadie!

Sadie Skielar turned one early this morning!

It is so hard to believe that we didn't even know about her this time last year.

I have been thinking about what all Momma G had been going through on this day last year.

She contacted our agency and was shown profile books or Life Books of families waiting for little chocolate bundles of love.

She chose us later on that day and asked if she could meet us before she was discharged.

This time last year, I was here having no idea that my prayers had been answered so specifically.

In the last year, I have been able to trust God on a much deeper level because of Sadie's story.

It's amazing how with each adoption my faith has been strengthened so much and I see the world in a completely different way.

With Sadie, I realized that God wanted to give her to us to remind us how much He loves daily. I already had to perfect little boys who Blake and I adore more than life itself. How could I ask for more?

I think all children are to remind us of God's deep love for us, but I guess it took Sadie for me to understand that. I think it was only because I had the perfect family already (with the 4 of us) so to ask Him for more blessings seemed insane.

But we did. And look what He blessed us with!

Hope you enjoyed the video. Sorry it's long, but you know me and my pictures! How do you choose? Sadie wants to give a shout out to her Uncle Brent who she shares her birthday with!

Happy Birthday Sadie and Brent! Love you guys!


Melodie said...

love the slide show. happy birthday sadie!

Chassidy said...

Happy Happy Birthday Sadie girl! What a blessing you are!!!

Robin said...

Happy Birthday Sadie! I hope you all have a very special day with a very special little girl. What a blessing!

Kristy said...

I love the pictures they're so sweet I have said this before but seeing your sweet little girl now no more baby LOL, makes me want another girl! Hope you all enjoyed her day!

Sweet Patience said...

Happy Birthday to Miss Sadie!
I know that she has truly been a blessing to you all.

sarah m said...

Happy Birthday Sadie! I just love the story of her coming home...so amazing! It's so neat to see God work, especially when we're least expecting it. :)