Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Meet Miles.

4 years ago, 
something began stirring deep inside my heart.
a stirring so strong, so real,
it would eventually lead us around the globe.





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our journey to have kids has not been what we planned.
then again, is our life ever what *we* plan?

4 years after we decided to have children,
after a couple of heart-wrenching losses and hearing words like
{probably never have children}

our beautiful, oh-so-miracle baby boy entered our lives.

and then, after a pregnancy loss felt so personally, so deeply,
that my faith was rocked to my core,
our baby girl came.
grace abigail.
a picture of God's amazing grace in our lives
 as He sustained and authored her life, 
{even in the womb}.





why would we ever think that our third child would come easier?

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his deep chocolate eyes looked into my own and pierced my heart,
and I loved him like only a mother can 
well before a judge would declare him ours.
we pleaded and prayed for almost a year and a half before we thought it was over.
our fight for the fatherless had ended.

and then, 
almost 2 years from the time I held him,
i felt the familiar stirring in my heart.

write again,
i felt.
try again.

and this time?
it worked. 
God moved mountains.

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after an almost three-year journey,
we are deeply humbled,
and so very excited to announce what the Lord has done in our lives.

on the other side of the globe,
He is officially ours.

meet Miles Joseph Walker.
he loves swimming, playing with matchbox cars,
granola bars, and Coke.







Miles J. Walker.
{orphan no more}




13 comments:

Lorelee Campbell said...

Tears of joy for you and Miles! God is so good!

Katy {and Kahler} said...

Bawling. So precious. Rejoicing with you!

Abra said...

beautiful. isn't it amazing to reflect back on everything, even the really hard and see God's provision in it all?!

miles, you are so loved by your parents, siblings, and Heavenly Father!

Erika said...

Wonderful! CRYING tears of joy for you!! More details! When does he come home?!?!??! Love this photo! Congratulations!

Mom Of Many said...

Can you hear the SOS of joy from Phoenix?? To know that we have prayed for years for think to have a mommy and daddy of his own....and on the other side of the country AlmigGod was preparing you....thankful, thankful, thankful. Praying him home. xoxo

Ellie said...

God Bless Miles!!!

marlece said...

congratulations, what a gift, beautiful gift to all. Merry Christmas!

Shauna said...

You know how I feel. Part of me wants to say "about fat time!" Ha. But we know God's timing is perfect - to.the.minute!

Kathy said...

Tears of joy for all of you. I can't wait until you get to bring him home.

Deedle said...

More tears from here. What a beautiful, joy-filled announcement! I think this is a wonderful Christmas gift for all of us who have been praying with you. Love & blessing to you!

Deedle said...

More tears from here. What a beautiful, joy-filled announcement! I think this is a wonderful Christmas gift for all of us who have been praying with you. Love & blessing to you!

Anonymous said...

Sooooo happy for all! And they all lived with HIM happily ever after :0D

Amy said...

I LOVE this. I have my very own brown eyed by in Uganda that I pray will one day be "mine" I would love to email you some questions.