Sunday, February 5, 2012

Believe in Miracles-winner!

I am so excited-just found out my entry above into the Swirlydoos' January Challenge to Scrap your "Moment" of 2011 won ! All the entries were gorgeous-take a peek: Swirlydoo Forum

         There is quite a Oprah-worthy story behind this LO-
I call it "Believe in Miracles" because it features my adopted daughter and her biological sister that God placed on the same soccer team this year. What are the odds? 

                     I adopted my daughter from Dept of Social Services. 
We knew she had a full biological sister, the age and the first name, just didn't know where she was.
Her father took her to soccer practice-first one of new season,new team 
and she called to tell me
"My sister is on my team, Mommy! I just know it's her!" 
When I saw this little girl, Lexi, there was no doubt in my mind either.
They became friends instantly [because they were so much alike ]
She was also adopted and lived the next town over. 
Her mom and I traded stories and confirmed the truth. 
We prayed for God to guide everyone and shortly we got the phone call when my daughter could shout, "She knows! She knows!"
After 3 big brothers, she finally has her beloved big sister-
they also have the same birthday-just 1 year apart! 

I took this pic the morning before they played the first game knowing they were actual sisters. 
Along with the obvious glow of happiness about them, 
I was amazed at how they inadvertently made the shape of a these girlies
I had to convert the pic to B &W because the team's colors were traffic cone orange and black and that just wasn't gonna work for me.
Thanks for peeking !


Maggi said...

Wow, what an incredible story and a beautiful LO!!

Denise said...

Wow that is a wonderful uplifting story Tracey!!! LOVE the's gorgeous!!

Eva said...

This is such a stunning layout!!! All the details are gorgeous! No wonder you won! Congrats!!!

laceyKat said...

Not only is the layout gorgeous, but you have a darling pic and a most beautiful uplifting story to go with it!!!! Brought tears to my eyes!!!! Congrats on your win!!!! You truly deserved it!!
Hugs, Kat

Shona said...

that is just so amazing.....gorgeous!!!!!!

LISA said...

Oprah worthy is right!! What a dream come true for your daughter!! And what a beautiful photo and LO. I love it Tracey!! And congrats on the win! You totally deserve it!!

Sandi Cl~ said...

What a fantastic story .. definitely a God-thing .. we have a few of those too .. gorgeously scrapped! So glad to come visit your blog and follow it!

2amscrapper said...

congrats-- on the Swirlydoos win-- But more importantly, on this beautiful miracle of a story. this truly is scrapped with love!

Vicky Alberto said...

Congrats on the lo and the blog!

JRABS -Jennifer Snyder said...

woot woot - congrats on your blog - it's fabulous looking.