"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, November 4, 2010

A Dress and a Dream

I have to admit. I am not very good at letting sister just randomly pick her outfit. I give her options, but not just full on pick whatever she wants out of the closet.

Today I did.

This is the dress she picked.

There is a story behind this dress.

Blake and I bought it 10 years ago in Russia. We were there on a mission trip working with orphans.

We had just decided that we were going to adopt our children. It would be our "plan A".

We were at the market and saw this dress. It was a dream. That one day we would have a child to fill it. We were only engaged at the time, but my pumpkin of a love bought it. I fell deeper in love with him that day.

At that time we thought we would adopt internationally so our child would be older and possibly from Russia. And here is our gorgeous African American princess loving this dress and having no clue what emotions it holds for her mommy and daddy.

12 comments:

Kristy said...

Ok seriously that is the cutest stinkin picture of Sadie! And I love the story to

norma murphy said...

Sadie, thanks so much for picking this dress!!! Noonie loves it! You are beautiful... Can't wait to see Emery wear it one day, too!! Love you all and miss you....

Lori said...

She is just precious!

mckenziegordon said...

What a precious story and a beautiful girl!

Kara said...

God is good all the time! Love the picture and the story! Sadie looks almost as sassy as Cole, would be fun to get those two together! Much love to you all!

Eve said...

That's such a sweet story about the dress. It is very pretty, I can see why you all love it so.

God bless

Anonymous said...

She is so beautiful!
Susie

robandkathy said...

Precious girl in a precious dress! Thank you for sharing this story with all of us. We love hearing about how God builds families. He has done a GREAT job with yours!

Shoshannah said...

What a beautiful family you have! My husband and I have enjoyed your blog so much. We live in Indiana, have 13 children, 5 of whom are adopted. Three are African-American siblings, one is from Guatemala and the youngest was adopted as an infant from Indiana and is biracial.
Thank you for showing all of us your lovely family as they grow so happy and healthy under your loving care.
God bless you!

Susan

Betty S. said...

just love the dress on Sadie-just precious. love ya.

Kari said...

Love the dress and the story! It is amazing how God places everything so perfectly... I love it!

Sweet Patience said...

This is adorable!
I am so behind on blogging and I am I guess about 6 or plus months behind on reading yours! Congratulations on your new little one. She is a doll!