Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Another Teen!

Jenny turned 13 years old this week.

She has changed so much this year - from a wary, insecure girl to a joyful young woman who knows her family loves her.

She's learned to give love in return.

But most of all, to receive it.

I'm so thankful that we didn't listen to any of the advice from doctors or naysayers when we found this treasure of a girl waiting on the shared list.  Despite a difficult and unfair start in life, Jenny never complains and works hard to catch up.  It hasn't been easy to learn a new language, culture, family dynamics, and so much else, but she has made it look easy.  She tests her boundaries but has a teachable heart.  She loves Jesus, reads her Bible daily, and gains in wisdom as a result.  I can't wait to see what God has planned for this young woman's life.

Blessings, Kim

To all who mourn in Israel,
    he will give a crown of beauty for ashes,
a joyous blessing instead of mourning,
    festive praise instead of despair.
In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks
    that the Lord has planted for his own glory.
Isaiah 61:3


  1. Happy 13th Birthday Jenny!!! Have a wonderful, special day!

  2. Happy 13th Birthday, Jenny! You are beautiful!