Monday, September 22, 2008

Happy 2nd Gotcha Day Mya Sofia!!!

2 years ago today Todd and I flew home from Guatemala seeing life for the first time through the eyes of an orphan. Although Aleigha had come home 2 years before at 6 months of age- it was a whole new experience this time around with an almost 4 year old. Seeing the excitement, the fear, the firsts, the experiences of her new life- her new ‘world’ was something I will never forget. This precious child has taught me so much about myself and my world- yet more than anything else she has taught me more about the love of God.
One of the greatest blessings Mya received at Eagles Nest (and there were many) was the start of her relationship with the Lord. The caregivers at the orphanage often prayed with the children and taught Mya that there was hope- even at a time in life when things were so uncertain. Mya told me that she prayed every night with the caregivers for a family. For her forever family who would come and bring her home. While today is Mya’s special day I want to take this opportunity to say thank you to those who made Mya’s Gotcha Day possible. I am so thankful for Special Delivery, The Boggs, and for the caregivers. For you see- they were the answer to someone’s prayer. Have you ever thought about that? YOU could be the answer to someone else’s prayer when you allow God to use you- use your life. I am so thankful that the Boggs answered God’s call. They let God use their lives for HIS glory. Every time a hurting, scared child was brought to safely, every time a child found their forever family it was because of the work they allowed God to do through them. I remember the evening Felis our caseworker from Special Delivery called to tell us Mya was out of PGN . Notice I said ‘evening’. It was after hours- after a time where she did not have to be working and yet out of the beauty in her heart she took time away from her family, her children to call and give us our good news. Things like that- the little extra’s made such a difference.
So today I want to say THANK YOU Special Delivery – thank you Larry and Claire Boggs and thank you Felis for being the answer to Mya’s prayer, to our prayer and to hundreds of orphans and adoptive families prayers. We appreciate you guys more than you will ever know. What you have done for the ‘least of these’ does not go unnoticed- by us- or by God.

Here is the video we made for Mya shortly after she came home! Happy Gotcha Day sweet girl- you bless us daily!



Recovering Noah said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Mya!!!! The kids are sad that they'll miss you tomorrow, but I know you're having fun in kindergarten.


Heather said...

Happy Gotcha Day Mya! I cannot believe that it has been two years! What a sweet girl you are with the most contagious smile and sparkles in your eyes! We miss you in Indiana!!! The Lantz Family

Debbie T said...

I hope you had a perfect day, Miss Mya! DebbieT

Doreen said...

Happy Adoption Day Beautiful Mya!!Many Blessings to you and your family!! doreen

Jenny said...

Mya....You did it again! You made Titi want to adopt again! YOU were the one that convinced Uncle Brian before to do it and now your video was God's way of making my heart want to love another baby like you!!!! Love you sweet precious Mya Papaya!

Pedro and Felis Patlan said...

Congrats again! Seeing that video and seeing all the great pictures, just brings tears to my eyes. I feel so blessed and honored that I was able to be involved in the process with you.

You all are a true blessing and great example to all of us.

Love you all. ((((HUGS)))) Felis

Michelle Riggs said...

Boy that brings back memories. I loved looking at the pictures again.

Mya is beautiful.

Happy Gotcha Day, Mya.