Two years ago the Lord told me it was time. I had always known that we would adopt however, his voice was clear that the time was now. I began reaching out to other adoptive mothers, spent time researching and praying. At that time, Brad said he heard the Lord tell him, "listen to your wife, follow her lead". We had a few thing we needed to get in order and we didn't actually start the process until about 6 months later.
However, as we know all good happens in HIS timing.
"For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven" Ecclesiastes 3:1
Little did I know that the Lord spoke to me at that moment because our daughter was about to be born on the other side of the world. The Lord had already handpicked her for our family and he knew the steps we must take to get to her.
On November 23, 2011 in Huidong County, China a beautiful baby girl was born. We will be forever grateful to her birth mother and father who made the most courageous decision to choose life for our daughter. She made a heart wrenching decision to abandon her daughter so she may have a chance at life.
This is our adoption video; our journey to Olivia and the first ten months home with her. It tells our story of faith, determination and LOVE. It tells her story of hope, broken heartedness, bravery, family and LOVE.
Happy birthday to our precious daughter who has taught us to love more, pray harder and laugh louder. We love you more than you know.