Five years ago — give or take a week or two — we finalized the adoption of our two children. We had them baptized, welcoming them into God’s family as well as our own.
Sarah has been talking about this day for months. The day she gets to wear the beautiful white dress I picked up for the little girl who would one day be my daughter, even before I knew her name. She gets to wear the gloves and hairpiece her Auntie Elizabeth gave her, wishing with all her heart she could be there to celebrate the day, with our family. Above all, talking about the day she wouldn’t have to be satisfied with a blessing, but could receive Jesus Himself in the form of bread and wine.
She’s had to wait two whole years since her brother had his First Communion. At her age, two years is a lifetime.
But now she doesn’t have to wait any longer …
Thank you, heavenly Father, for the unabashed faith and love of this child.
Help me to be the kind of example she needs me to be — today and every day!