Friday, December 24, 2010

3 years ago today......

Jenna officially became a Solberg. We spent Christmas in Chongching, China with 2 other wonderful families-the Woods and Apgers. It's so very hard for me to believe we have had Jenna for 3 years now.

What started as a 6-9 month journey dragged on to a 2-year journey to our sweet little girl. We were tested time and time again. We were in the midst of an "unpredictable adoption" in the international adoption world. It was difficult and depressing and stressful to say the least. There is no way to accurately express my feelings during that time-now. I did blog about those feelings in my first blog Journey 4 Jenna. Countless times my heart was broken and so many tears shed. Never before had I experienced such an emotional roller coaster.

But in the midst of this roller coaster, of this unpredictable journey-the one thing I truly, truly learned is that our God is steadfast in His love for us. God will not take away our roller coasters, he will not take away the stress, the unpredictability but what He will do is carry us through. I learned about Trust in my Savior during that remarkable 2-year journey. I learned to lean on Him and I learned to give it all to Him. I could not handle my emotions by myself during that time and thankfully I didn't have to.

As tomorrow approaches, the day we celebrate the birth of our Savior, I am in awe at the blessings He has bestowed on my family and especially me-a wonderful, loving husband and 3 of the most amazing children. That He would trust me to raise them and love them is humbling.

Do you know my Jesus? It's not hard. He wants you to choose Him, He loves you, He died on the Cross for you. Have you asked Him into your heart? Do you believe He sent His one and only Son to die on the Cross for your sins (for my sins) and that if you believe in Him and that He did this you would have eternal life? Your life will change. You can not reach your full potential without Him. I am always amazed when I think back on my life before I asked Him into my heart and the way my life is now. I thank God for His Son and tomorrow we will celebrate His day of birth.

As for today, we celebrate the unity of our family.

Merry Christmas and May God Bless you!

Love to all!

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