Monday, March 30, 2009

Happy Birthday #3 Ava Aday!!

Sing it with me :)... Stevie Wonder style!!! "Isn't she lovely? Isn't she wonderful? Isn't she precious,la la la la la la, (I don't all the words),I never thought through love we'd be, finding one as lovely as she, But isn't she lovely made from love. Isn't she pretty, Truly the angels best, Boy, I'm so happy, We have been heaven blessed! I can't believe what God has done, Through His love He's given love to one, But isn't she she lovely made from love..." we sure do celebrate Ava today!! Happy Birthday, princess!! We adore you! And now off to make a party for our little flower!!

Love, Gillian

"Their hearts will swell with Joy"

P.S. Just needed to share evidence of God's fingerprints with you...
On March 30th, 2006, we were accepted into America World Adoption Agency's pilot program to Ethiopia as their first family to adopt from Ethiopia -- I printed and cherished that email. We were confirmed to adopt on the VERY DAY she was born!! Cool, huh! There are SO many happenings like this in God's Kingdom. We delight knowing that before God made Ava, before He even made the world He planned out where she would be born and the places she would live. We are so grateful to have her in our arms today. Please pray for, as Ava calls her, her Ethiopia Mommy--she is very sick and we do not know if she is even still living--they do not make as much of a deal of birthdays in many parts of Ethiopia, I have heard, as they do here. Sometimes no record is even made of the date. One reason is because so many children do not live to see these early birthdays--each one is a triumph--especially in the first five years. Surely this little girl who was loved so much to be placed in a safe setting by precious,loving arms is carried not only on her birth date but every minute in Ethiopia Mommy's heart. Please help me carry the sweet burden of loving her and praying for her today.

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