Two, stronger than one, bound and made beautiful by flame, Ale and Brenda as they wait.

I've said it before, but will never take it lightly,I take to heart the stories shared before me, realize and respect deeply the strength required to share vulnerability the peaks and valleys, the reasons we are the way we are.

And although the tangible evidence of love and acceptance and history that photographs provide are so often what we need in the daily grind when I'm asked to share this passion for art for reasons more than hanging them on walls, my heart is stilled with reverence. And so it was this night. Because the reason was greater, bigger than me. Because with hope as the solid anchor for the soul, these two have faced the same storms that have broken many a ship. But in the face of the same heat that has swallowed dreams these two rest through grace as gold brilliant now. Because these two as one have lifted their head to choose with wings of faith only joy now. Joy in the surrender, joy in the journey...

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"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11 After 4 years struggling with infertility and loss, God has laid on our heart the path for us to start our family.... through adoption. He has given us strength to endure and clarity in the storm, And now we wait for our babe to find us!"

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Yes, now, these two, as one, choose joy in the wait.