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Happy Gotcha Day, Gemma Lu!

2 years ago today, we met this little girl for the first time. Except she wasn't this little--she had spent the first 4 years of her life in a Children's Welfare Institute.  This CWI--her home. The other children and nannies--her family. We knew she would be scared to be taken away from her home and family to join ours on that day 2 years ago. And she was. Very scared. Yet in the midst of her grief, within a few short hours, we saw the Lord knitting us together as a family. We saw the Lord bring beauty from ashes and joy from mourning. From a fearful little girl to one who says "I lub you, mom" multiple times a day. From a scared little girl to one who loves playing with her sister. From a grieving little girl to one who likes to show off her silly tricks. We are so thankful the Lord chose Gemma to be part of our family. Our lives were/are transformed because of this little girl. We can't wait to