Thursday, July 1, 2010
Happy Daughter Day!
One year ago...
~ you were an orphan
~you had no clothes of your own
~your name was Kedest X
~ you were unsure of your next meal
~ you didn't know how to play with friends
~ your eyes were filled with uncertainty
~ you had no idea how awesome a big brother could be
~ you were waiting for Mommy & Daddy
~ you are an orphan NO MORE
~ your favorite thing is to choose which dress and shoes you'll wear for the day
~ your name is Ellie Kedest Prosser, meaning "shining light" (Ellie) and "holy" (Kedest)
~ you love to eat, and you are learning to trust there will always be plenty for you
~ you spend your days with friends, laughing and having fun.. like a little girl should!
~ your eyes are filled with wonder and excitement
~ you think your big brother hung the moon~
~ you have a Mommy & Daddy at your side always and forever
On July 2, 2009, the Ethiopian courts declared that Kedest X was ours. She has had 365 days of being Ellie Kedest Prosser, and we've had that long of calling her ours. It's a beautiful thing, and we can't say thanks to the Lord enough for entrusting her to us. We have had 365 days of being oh so grateful for the sacrificial love of Ellie's birth mother, Tigist, whom we will forever love and cherish. My heart has been torn for 365 days with the love of this precious girl and the knowing that her birth mom will never have the joy of knowing her like I do. I am simply not worthy of this gift.
So, on this day, we give thanks to the Father of all, who created this child and formed her in her birth mother's womb, then lovingly placed her in our arms. Praise be to God alone!
Psalm 68:6- God sets the lonely in families.