lily full reflection edited. blog

I took these pictures on New Year's Eve. 

It wasn't until I sorted through them on my computer that I saw the beautiful reflection that was captured.

I was so focused on the challenge of keeping up with my little moving target that I missed what was right in front of me.

At times, my life is like this.

I miss the beauty God is writing on my heart because I am focused on my circumstances and the challenges that life brings.

When I take time to reflect, my vision sharpens and I see how God is refining me to be more like Him.

lily running with smile blog

As water reflects a face, so a man's heart reflects the man. 
Proverbs 27:19

We are walking through a season of unknowns and challenges right now.

My prayer is that my heart would reflect God's beauty, regardless of the outcome.

Next month will mark the year anniversary of the day Lily was placed in our arms...the day we became family.

As I reflect on the past 11 months, the constant thread woven throughout her story is the way we have seen God answer our specific prayers...above and beyond our expectations.


So we walk forward with hope because we have witnessed firsthand how God exchanged dirt and ashes for a little girl crowned with beauty and grace.

looking down edited blog

...to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, 
the oil of joy instead of mourning, 
and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. 
They will be called oaks of righteousness, 
a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor. 
Isaiah 61:3


Johanna said...

just absolutely beautiful....

Brooke said...

These are gorgeous Amy. I think you might be the most talented lady I know!

Emily said...

oooh- would love that picture in our nexy HKI calendar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! beautiful!

Ruthie said...


Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos of your beautiful daughter! Wishing you well during this challenging time.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS AMY!!! Love these photos of Miss Lily...... and I hope that God sees you through the challenges that you are currently facing!

Thinking of you~



Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

How beautiful! I love the reflection shot!

patty said...

beautiful photos; beautiful post...
visiting from last week's long road to china link up.

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