Angel’s “Gotcha Day”

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Today, the 21st of December, is the day two years ago that our baby girl Angel came home to us. She was 7 weeks old and we had received an email about her just two weeks prior. I still marvel at the amazingness of God and how He orchestrated that timing of Angel coming home to us.

It’s a little overwhelming keeping track of all the dates. Ok, not really. We remember them like it was yesterday. But maybe for others it’s a little difficult.

October 24th – Angel’s birthday
December 7th – we received the email about Angel
December 14th – we got to see, hold and kiss Angel for the first time
December 17th – court date – Angel is legally ours to adopt
December 21st – Angel came home
August 27th – Angel’s forever family day – court date – Angel is ours forever

I assure you that God is a personal God. He cares about the tiniest of details in your life. As you might have read about here, December, specifically December 17th, has always been a tough day for me.  But then God gave us our Angel on that day and then as you already know He gave us Caleb exactly one year later. I can’t wait to share with you tomorrow another blessing that happened on December 17th – just a few days ago.

I don’t believe in coincidences. I believe God is faithful and His love endures forever. Nine years of heartache and despair, some because of my own choices. And God sees fit to redeem. I am so unworthy and yet He loves.

Do you know this great big love? I pray you do, especially as we soon will celebrate the birth of Jesus. I pray that you would know personally this Jesus, this great big love that He came to give to you. He was born, suffered and died so that you too could have a “gotcha day”.  The day that you believe in Jesus and commit your life to Him.  Life may still bring trial and heartache. He doesn’t promise that we’ll get everything we “want”.  But you can be assured that He’s got ya and He’ll never let go.


One thought on “Angel’s “Gotcha Day”

    singspeakgloryseek said:
    December 21, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    You’re right!!!! I can’t keep track of all your special dates (lol)!!!!! Am so glad you keep reminding us of them, just like you remind us of God’s love.
    Love you!

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