“For this child I prayed.” The moment I first held that blonde-haired blue-eyed girl, I knew she was meant to be mine. My heart took her fully in and I was instantly in love.
Caroline’s case was pretty quick compared to others. Both bio mom and dad disappeared a month into the case. But I would still become nervous as court dates approached. I adopted her when she was 11 months old. Looking back I realize I was so naive and honestly was truly blessed. With the lack of visits I was able to blissfully pretend that she was all mine. I reveled in every moment with minimal fears. This truly was a gift that I never had again and I feel it was a tender mercy that my Heavenly Father knew I needed.
Being Caroline’s mama has taught me so much. It has allowed my heart to grow, given me compassion, daily teaches me patience, and has helped me to chase dreams. Being her mom makes me want to be better every single day.