We met Zoe when she was still six. She was this tiny, skittish wisp of a girl. She was a irony of emotions-so strong and so scared. Completely loving and yet withdrawn. We were all scared. Here it was before us... a new life. An arranged marriage of sorts. She would be in our lives forever and we had just met.
We fell in love with our sassy pixie.. our Guatemalan Super Model. We were so grateful- so very grateful that the fear didn't win. Here we had a miracle. The truth we don't think about is that miracles are almost always scary. Was Moses scared when he stood in front of the Red Sea with everything he loved and an army behind him? I am sure he was terrified. Was Mary scared when she found out she was pregnant with Jesus and she wasn't even married yet? Of course she was. The essence of miracles is depending on something bigger than ourselves to make something extraordinary happen in our lives.
We went through a year of visits in hotels. We had Zoe's first birthday party ever in the Marriott in Guatemala City. Some of you were actually there visiting your little miracles and came to her party. It was a hard year. It was joyful and painful year. It was without a doubt the most wonderful and life changing thing I have ever done. I literally became a different person inside in the course of this journey. God worked a miracle- saved a life- changed our lives forever. I'm eternally grateful.
Krysta Zoe means - Divinely Chosen Life
It's the essence of who she is. She is LIFE in a little body. So sweet, so dramatic and full of joy. She has taken her past and overcome it. She knows faith in God at a deeper level than so many of us at her young age. She is no accident. She is ours. Divinely Chosen Vibrant LIFE!
We are so blessed. We are the ones who are blessed to have her.
Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
For all of you out there.... don't let fear stop you from seeing a miracle in your life this year.