Three years ago today God gave us a gift.
We didn't recognize it at first, because it didn't arrive in the typical fashion...there wasn't a note attached that told us what to expect, and it took us a little while to understand what we had been given.
Three years ago that wonderful gift came to us in the form of a little girl with stars in her almond-shaped eyes... within just a few moments she had all of us wrapped around her bent little pinkie.
She weighed all of five and a half pounds and was seventeen inches long, and we named her Lily Anne. She grew into a beautiful toddler who charmed the socks off everyone she met. She taught us all how to slow down and enjoy this journey called life... and every little blessing tucked into it.
She opened our eyes to children across the ocean who share her extra chromosome, she made us see these treasures for who they are. She inspired people to pray for and give to and help rescue those hidden treasures, and because of that, so many orphans have found their families today.
Just a few months after she was born, a pastor prayed for her and spoke words over her that seemed unbelievable to us at the time. He said God was going to use her life to impact thousands of people, and that only eternity would show the full measure of how she would touch hearts.
And in just three short years, Lily Anne, you've made those words come true.
Happy birthday, dearest Lily.
All my love,
To celebrate Lily's birthday, we are giving away a brand new Moby Wrap in the color moss...
The Moby Wrap is designed to use your entire back, as well as your shoulders, to carry the weight of your baby. Unlike other carriers, which have narrow straps or go across one shoulder, the Moby Wrap is a wide piece of durable fabric that is wrapped over both shoulders (the Moby Wrap is 5.5 meters in length). It is amazingly comfortable and easy to wear. There are no buckles, snaps or other fasteners (that may break or bend). It is easy to adjust the fit of your Moby Wrap by varying how tightly you wrap yourself and baby. Moby Wraps are one size which means all caregivers can easily and comfortably share one wrap.
This fabulous Moby Wrap was donated by Lily's adorable buddy Ari, and his beautiful mama, Lacey...
Just leave a comment on this post to be entered to win...winner will be drawn and announced on Friday.
Thank you to each and every reader who has followed Lily's story ~ we are so very grateful for the many wonderful friends we've made here because of her life. oxox
Happy Happy Happy Day !!