Ianna Rose is 16!
Ianna was born.
yet isn’t that the way of our Shepherd?
I ached to know He was listening in that painful valley.
Was He smiling as He designed her DNA to her broken mother’s prayer- Or perhaps as He directed my heart to desire hair like this for her? Either way, it was another time where He was saying,
“I’m here- even noticing your shy whispers and timid prayers- I’m here- Redeeming- teaching you to love the ones who are broken. Fear not.”
And now, I’m blown away by the gift of your wise, humble, discerning, business minded, creative, selfless, grateful, compassionate friendship.
The honor of raising you has been a gift beyond anything I could have dared to dream. Your life is a brilliant example of beauty from ashes. Looking at you, and the beauty that has grown around us is a brilliant reminder that not a shard or crack from our mistakes is out of His reach. He directs and He redeems and He loves to lavish His love upon His children- in good times and in broken times.
Fear not this world. Fear not making mistakes.
You run towards Him and the dreams He places within your heart and watch Him direct your every step. He hears every detail of your heart. He’s going to continue to astound with His love for you.