Sunday, September 15, 2013

Gotcha Day Reflections

Gotcha Day from Becky Bilby on Vimeo.


When Gotcha Day rolls around - I always get a bit nostalgic. But I think Moms are allowed to do that.  Every adoption is miraculous - every birth is miraculous - but some hold such a spot in your memory whether from fear, excitement, etc. that reflection is bittersweet.  Today is one of those days for me - when I think back on the day we got Jada, fear was abundant and almost overshadowed the excitement, to be honest.

So when we have days now that we see such huge progress - we want to jump up and down, praise God, and want to take her back to China and show her orphanage workers with pride.  There are still tough days - plenty of them - when I have learned that God WILL give you more than you can handle.  But I'm also learning that when He gives me more than you can handle, He's causing us to focus on Him and that is all good too.   We are grateful for the gift of Jada and the gift in her name too - "God Knows!"

Happy Gotcha Day, Jada!!!


jessibird said...

Happy Gotcha Bilby Family! It was a scary day and days that followed, but to see them now is awesome! I watch that video and think, "Man, if all those people were in my face, I wouldn't talk either!" LOL Blessing to you and many more happy days ahead!

dawn said...

Happy gotcha day. I too remember that day and the fear and the love and all the emotions. So glad you found each other.

Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

Congratulations! So happy she was able to come to your family!

When you are harvesting your crops and forget to bring in a bundle of grain from your field, don't go back to get it. Leave it for the foreigners, orphans and widows. Then the LORD your God will bless you in all you do.
~Deuteronomy 24:19

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