My Cup Runneth Over…

I’m friends with our SW on FB. Earlier this week she posted this as her status:

Delight yourself in the Lord and He shall give you the desires of your heart!

The desires of the righteous will be granted. Proverbs 10:24

This certainly has been true for me. I had always believed this, I had always believed that when God grants us the desires of our hearts, He gives us more than even we believed possible for ourselves.

It got me thinking about Ava-Grace and how miraculously she came into our lives.

Before she was born, when we were still walking the long, dark, lonely path of infertility, I’d always thought about the child we’d have one day. I always believed we’d have a boy, not really sure why, but I believed it, even though my secret hearts desire was a girl child, something in me felt we’d have a son.

The picture in my mind was of a child, blonde and blue eyed like me, tall like both Walter and I with Walter’s gorgeous legs (as a side note, Walter has a pair of legs so shapely and divine they’re actually wasted on a man! 🙂 ) Perhaps he’d be shy like I was as a child. So many images came to mind. So many things I believed possible for that child.

And then one day, just like that *snap* she arrived in our lives. And everything about her was nothing I imagined it would be, everything about her and her arrival in our lives was MORE than I ever dreamed possible for me, for us.

Beyond My Wildest Imagenings!

Instead of the blonde, blue eyed shy little boy. I got a beautiful, soft browned eyed little girl. A little girl so loving, a little girl so bright, a little girl so kind and so social. Her arrival is, as my mother describes it, a miracle of biblical proportions. From the 3 week wait between applying to adopt and her placement, so the instant and beautiful bond between her BBM and us.

My beautiful brown eyed girl!

Everything about her is more than I ever dreamed possible for me and for us. Everything about her is more perfect than even my wildest imaging. We have been had the desires of our hearts granted and we have been given so very very much more in the process.

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  • Reply Terri

    What a WONDERFUL blessing is in your life….. and how blessed is she to have you and Walter as parents !!! Praying that your next blessing arrives soon !! xxxxx

    September 8, 2011 at 10:34 am
  • Reply em's mommy

    I will never forget the amazing and mriacolous fay that I heard about ava!! It was a special day and she is a special girl!

    September 8, 2011 at 10:37 am
  • Reply Sue Stuart

    This lovely post brought a smile to my face 🙂

    September 8, 2011 at 11:05 am
  • Reply Christelle

    She really is such as special little girl. Even though I don’t even know her…my life feels blessed because I know of her. Strange huh?

    September 8, 2011 at 12:00 pm
  • Reply Kristin

    She is so beautiful and so are you…inside and out. Thank you for sharing her with us.

    September 8, 2011 at 12:36 pm
  • Reply Laura

    She is so beautiful!

    September 8, 2011 at 1:12 pm
  • Reply Gwen

    Off to go and look for pictures of Walter’s legs on facebook – just kidding.

    She is lovely, Sharon.

    September 8, 2011 at 1:18 pm
  • Reply Kimmie

    Glorious post that made me smile on the inside and out!

    September 8, 2011 at 1:28 pm
  • Reply Kitty8218

    Inspirational….your daughter is GORGEOUS!

    September 8, 2011 at 2:00 pm
  • Reply St. Elsewhere

    What a beautiful post!

    Her pics are gorgeous….she is total Hello Kitty fan!

    September 8, 2011 at 2:16 pm
  • Reply Marina

    She is absolotely gorgeous Sharon!

    September 9, 2011 at 9:35 am
  • Reply To Love Bella

    ABUNDANCE! That is the word that springs to mind for me! I really DO shake my head and smile when I look at Isabella and I just know that the same can be said for you guys! Blessed over and over and over is what we are! xxxx

    September 9, 2011 at 10:10 am
  • Reply Marcia (123 blog)

    Yes, He came to give us ABUNDANT life and she is it – abundance.

    beautiful pics!

    September 9, 2011 at 3:57 pm
  • Reply Deja

    Such a beautiful post.

    September 10, 2011 at 7:44 pm
  • Reply Julia

    For as long as I live I will NEVER forget how she came into your life. I still get goosebumps thinking about it. She is just beautiful and you are all so very

    September 13, 2011 at 9:32 pm
  • Reply Scared & Imperfect Mother

    It might be the amount of painpills im on, but i just cried like a baby. Your daughter are a true gift of god! I truly hope that your second is a boy so that you can have the best of both worlds.

    September 14, 2011 at 12:16 pm
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