• Evangeline Faith

    Date: 2015.04.08 | Category: Evangeline Faith | Tags:

    Evangeline Faith is a very big name for such a little girl.

    So instead we call her Evie, Evie Faith or her favorite name…

    Princess Evie.

    Princess Evie turned 4 years old on March 25th.

    Pigtail cuteness

    For most kids turning 4 is a big deal because you start preschool.

    They might get to join a tumbling class or start to learn to dance.

    They learn their ABC’s and 123’s and a whole new world of learning is opened up to them.

    But for Evie turning 4 is a miracle.

    It’s been almost 2 years since we first met Miss Evie.

    She had a mouth full of pearly white teeth

    evie pink

    and a personality that took over any room she was in.

    Evie Gotcha Day

    We knew she was sick.

    26 months old.

    13 pounds.

    Wearing a size 9 month baby sleeper.

    Unable to sit or crawl.

    We knew her sats were high 40’s low 50’s.

    evie hands

    We knew we needed to get her home if she was to have any chance at the act of growing up.

    What we didn’t know what just how precarious the balance between life and death was.

    Her very first heart catherization showed us that she was getting blood through an almost closed PDA.

    One lone trickle of blood was supplying what little oxygen her lungs were receiving.

    It’s no wonder she wasn’t sitting or crawling.

    She was using all the energy she had for living.

    And that’s what little Evie does….



    She radiates warmth and goodness and compassion and fun!

    Evie faith

    She rambles.

    She giggles.

    She dances.

    She sings.

    She shouts.

    She pretends.

    She knows those ABC’s and 123’s!

    Sometimes when I look at her face, my heart catches in my throat and I think “what if”.

    What if daddy hadn’t taken her file to look at?

    We shouldn’t have taken it.

    We were already set to adopt two.

    Our agency presented her to us because many families had chosen not to proceed.

    She was waiting and she needed a family now.

    They wondered if maybe we would consider it.

    We were waiting on Eli’s papers.

    We had been waiting for months.

    Maybe they would never make him paper ready.

    Dan read her file and was scared to death.

    He went to bed praying and although he knew every medical reason there was to say “No!”…

    he woke up with the words “why not” on his heart instead.

    Why not take a chance on love?

    Evie 3

    Why not take a chance on life?

    the littles

    Thank God for the words “why not”!

    There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t laugh from something she has done or said.

    There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t thank God for the chance she was given.

    Many aren’t as lucky.

    Many still wait.

    What are you waiting for?

    Take a chance.



    God likes it when we step out in faith and proclaim why not.

    So shout it out!

    Faith is a beautiful thing.

    I am reminded of that every day when I call out the name Evie Faith!

    Evie & Eli 3

    Hebrews 11:1 – Now FAITH is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.