Saturday, October 23, 2010

God Found Us You!

Last Sunday after church, I found a cutely wrapped present sitting on my car. It was actually tucked right under one of the windshield wipers! I was very surprised and curious to see what it was! I opened the card that was on it, and read a beautiful note from my sweet friend, Mary Katherine.

Just the note itself almost made me cry because it was so sweet. She talked about how they were already praising God for Caroline Faith's life! And it gave me a clue as to what the present was...a gift for baby girl!


And what a special present-her very first book! They gave her the book "God Found Us You". I seriously cannot even tell you how precious this book is...especially for adopted children!

I could not wait to read it! On the way home from church, we had to stop at the gas station to get gas. I began reading the book while pumping the gas, and of course, I started CRYING!!

This book is the heartwarming story of Mama Fox telling Little Fox all about how God found him and brought him home! Some of my favorite lines come after Mama Fox told him that she had to wait a long, long time to see him...

"Did you ever want to give up?" Little Fox asked.

"Sometimes," Mama said, rubbing Little Fox's cheek with hers. "But I trusted that God knew you, and knew me, and knew when we'd fit perfectly together."


Oh, it's just so PRECIOUS!! And what a sweet reminder of God's perfect plan! It will be so incredibly special to read this book to Caroline Faith one day!


Well, little Miss Caty decided she wanted her picture made too last Sunday afternoon! This sweet girl is so ready to be a big sister!! :)

15 comments:

Meredith said...

We gave Gabriel that book on his adoption day! I love it and tear up every time I read it too him.

Another great book we love is called On the Night You Were Born. It's beautifully worded with gorgeous pictures on how the world rejoiced on the night a child was born. It just seems truly fitting for adopted children who may feel lonesome about the knowledge that their birth family may not have been able to rejoice at their birth. I love it! And again tear up every time I read it to Gabe.

Mike and Sarah Stiltner said...

I love that story. I AM that momma fox!!

Bonnie Nieuwstraten said...

Someone gave me that book right before we traveled. It is beautiful!!!

So, I was still contemplating the retreat in Feb. when it filled up! Maybe I'll go on the wait list!

meredith and justin said...

I really want to get that book! I teared up just reading the lines you wrote. Someone gave us God Gave Us You when our first child was born. Don't know if it's the same author, but I love that book.

John and Shannon said...

That is so great! How sweet of your friend to do that for you. We actually have a small library of books all ready for little girl but finding books on adoption is awesome. I will definitely pick that one up. If you started crying, I'm sure I'll be a blubbering idiot! :-) Have a great weeknd.

The Segrest Family said...

awwwwwwwwwww!!!! alison, what a sweet post. I'm so glad you loved the book! Like I told you, when I stumbled upon it in the bookstore, I started reading it, teared up, and KNEW that I had to get it for y'all!
Love you sweet friend.

Kelli said...

Dont know if I can handle the rest of the book... what sweet words!

MamaMimi said...

Oh Alison, what a sweet gift! I totally LOVE that book. I was just visiting my sister and she was letting me read through all the adoption books she bought for her little sweetie and THAT one made me smile! =)

Wife to the Rockstar said...

WOW. I have never heard of that book! Now I am excited to check it out!

Brandon and Kari + 1 said...

I am totally going to buy that book for Baby Mulder...I have been wanting to start collecting some of those :) Thanks for sharing!!

erica said...

Looks like an awesome book! I'm definitely going to have to look for that one! What a sweet gift from your friend!

Hannah said...

I'm going to have to check out that book! It sounds great.

What a sweet thing for your friend to do. I love when I read your blog and see how many people love and support you family. What a gift you have been given :)

Kelly Johnson said...

Oh yes! We have God Gave Us You for Hallie, and God Found Us You for our future son. Both are amazing and make me cry!

Ang said...

Sounds like a great book! I will have to check it out! Thanks for sharing : )

Ang said...

Sounds like a great book! I will have to check it out! Thanks for sharing : )