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‘We have a 3-week-old girl.’ Little hope, we said yes on Thursday. By Friday, I had tears in my eyes. ‘We have a daughter, Kristen. We have a daughter!’: Couple miraculously adopt daughter on 5-year anniversary of miscarried angel baby

“Our adoption lawyer informed us our final hearing would be August 26, 2021. At the time, I didn’t realize the significance of that date, until Facebook reminded me in my memories of what happened 5 years earlier: a plea for prayer for Elijah, our Elijah. I stopped, realizing how God had set into motion something beyond what I had even imagined.”

‘Momma, what does ‘depressed’ mean?’ I was cooking dinner when my daughter overheard the woman on the news.’: Little girl shares acts of kindness for ‘forgotten’ nursing home patients

“I told her it means someone is really sad, and explained lots of people are very sad they’re unable to see their families during the pandemic. Without skipping a beat, she said, ‘I will color them a picture. They can hang it on their wall, and it will make them happy just like it makes you happy.’ My heart immediately tripled in size.”

‘How was your trip?’ It broke my heart. Their schoolhouse was an open room separated by wooden dividers. The roof leaked every time it rained.’: Woman’s trip to Liberia was ‘eye-opening’ and ‘enlightening’

“This was the tough part for me. Thinking back to how I grew up, and seeing how drastically different it was from them, broke my heart. As a kid, I remember asking for updated decor for my room or a new, more comfortable bed to sleep in, and my parents working their butts off to make it a reality for me. But these kids didn’t have that.”

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