It Is Marvelous in Our Eyes!!!!

“This is the Lord’s doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.” Psalm 118:23

We were waiting in one room while the children were in another room, and got this peek….



It was a few minutes later they brought Eliza to us!


We went from this…..


To this……


To this….all in about half an hour!!!




The Lord has ANSWERED our prayers!!! Eliza is HAPPY, LAUGHING, BONDING, and just FULL of life!!! She has already said Daddy, Baba, and ball!!! She will not walk for us, and has a pretty good cold, but she is doing GREAT!!!!


Praise Jesus with us!!!! WE ARE IN AWE.

More later…..our sweet girl needs some dinner!!

“They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.” Psalm 126:5


  1. Debi says:

    Praise the Lord!!!! She is finally in your arms!Thank you for sharing these precious moments with us. What an amazing transformation in such a short time! So so overjoyed for you!

  2. Teresa Nesler says:

    I was awake on and off through the night wondering if you finally got to see her, hold her, kiss her. Well, picture paints a thousand word. Praise the LORD!!!

  3. The Ritters says:

    Tears!!!! Praise the Lord! She is beautiful. We are soooo happy for you – and for Eliza. How can you hold it in? I can’t even imagine. Such a beautiful site.

  4. Kelly Gettys says:

    I have been awake since 3:45AM here checking to see these photos! Sitting here crying so glad she is adjusting!! Love you!!!! I can’t type thru the tears…..

  5. Tammy says:

    God is AWESOME! Such a beautiful sight to behold, Stephanie–you with your youngest daughter. Praying for your continued journey to bring her home.

  6. Lisa says:

    I already left a comment and it didn’t post for some reason so if I duplicate here, I am sorry. TEARS!!! She is so beautiful. Praise the Lord! We are so happy for you – for God’s faithfulness! Her smile is amazing!

  7. Connie says:

    Oh, how my heart is thrilled for you!!! I have tears of joy are streaming down my face. Such a beautiful little one. I love the picture of the two of you together. Sooooooo excited for you!!! Thank you, Lord!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Tracy says:

    What a wonderful sight to wake up to this morning! She’s beautiful! I love the photo of the two of you, though. Good thing Addie Mae is there!!! Congratulations and may God bless you all with many years of happiness! Thank You, Lord, for the gift of Eliza Claire. You are so good to us!

  9. Brenda says:

    Oh, I love these pics and am crying over here!!! What a delight and joy for you! And for us to be able to see what you are experiencing! Praising the Lord for answered prayers!

  10. Gail says:

    I showed the pictures to Seth. I told him this is Lane’s little sister. He wants to go to your house to see them. Even he is excited!

  11. Sandra Endress says:

    Ahhhhhhh!!! Can you hear me screaming from Central Illinois?? What a beautiful sight!! Will quote my favorite Bible verse. Hope deferred maketh the heart sick, but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life. Proverbs 13:12. Rejoicing with you at His goodness. It IS marvelous in our eyes too!!!

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