Today this picture popped up on my Facebook timeline from 3 years ago.
3 years ago, today, I was packing and preparing to travel across the globe to bring Ramya home. Ramya, a child I though I wasn't ready for. A child I knew very little about. A child who, literally, fell in our laps and lived in a country I didn't even know you could adopt from. Yet, here I was, preparing to bring my daughter home. I am so thankful God brought her in to our lives and am blessed to be her mom. Our journey isn't easy, but I truly believe that through those struggles we receive the greatest joy.
3 years ago I never would have guessed that I would be headed back to India, one more time, to bring home another daughter. If you would have told me, I likely would have laughed. Yet, God. He had a plan that seemed overwhelming and hard at the time, but I can see now how he orchestrated each step to bring her home. One month and one day ago, I walked out of the orphanage with Deena in my arms. She is such a feisty, fun, and sweet little one. She completes our family and I am so grateful she is in our lives. I can't imagine life without her! In some ways it feels like it's just been a moment that she has been home, but in other ways it feels like she has always been here.
Two beautiful daughters, brought home almost 3 years apart. My heart couldn't be fuller!