Day 20: Two Years

We all know and say that time goes by so quickly (unless of course you are waiting for it to be bedtime for twin three year olds . . . then it drags on forever . . .)  But as a general rule, time does indeed seem to go by so quickly.

We get so caught up in the mundane and even joyful details of our daily lives, that before we know it, days, weeks, months, and years have gone by in a blur.

Two years ago . . . TWO YEARS AGO . . . Mike and I and our sons set out on a journey that has changed our lives forever.

On April 7th, 2010, two sweet babies came to our house, rescued from a life of unspeakable things.

Here they are on their 1st full day at our house.  I remember that they slept for 14 hours.  And I remember thinking how odd it was that they didn't eat breakfast.  (Strange the memories that I have stored away!)  They were mostly non-verbal, but man could they communicate!  They had some
at-ti-tudes!  If they wanted it, they would hit, kick, scratch and scream to get it.  We often said, "be sweet" throughout the day, so it was no surprise to us that Shortstack's first words to us were "Be Sweet."

Within just a few short weeks, we saw so much improvement.  Their skin and hair began to grow and get healthy.  They started eating.  They slept through the night.  They laughed.  And eventually, they spoke.

After leaving our home for a permanent adoption home, and then a brief stay back with their birth mom, God determined that they would come back to our home. 

Fast forward two years and we find ourselves soon to be the forever family of these beautiful girls. I have a million thoughts going through my mind about this and all that it means for us, and for them, and for our family.  But I will just say this.  God has a plan.  And none of us can imagine the things that He has in store for us.  But in His time, He unfolds them. 

All that to say, to God be the glory, great things He has done.

1 comment:

Thank you for reading. I look forward to hearing from you.