i was thinking today about where i was, one year ago.
elsa had been home for just about 2 weeks and i was soon going to find out that we were pregnant with sweet olive.
most of you know that olive was not planned in our books, but she was certainly planned by the lord.
he knew that sweet babe needed to be a part of our family.
and sometimes, when i am just mesmerized by her and her sweetness, i think "lord, you knew. you knew i needed her...amongst the chaos that was engulfing our life, you knew she would be a piece of our puzzle."
and i am forever grateful for that piece.
in the bible, a dove brings noah an olive leaf, after the flood. this represents peace, new life and a new beginning.
it's only fitting that she is our olive...bringing peace and restoration to our family like only a gift from the lord could do.
our life is certainly chaotic still (and will always be) but from the moment she was born, she has given me hope that the lord does promise good amidst the hard...we just have to choose to see it.
and let me tell you friends, i am daily trying to see it.
she is a bundle of goodness.