So, back to our beginnings... back to the time when Adrian and I met, the summer we went on a few hikes and lunch dates together... back to when we were dating and both landed jobs in Skagway, Alaska... that's where Taiya comes from. The Taiya River is a beautiful place that courses through the little dot on the map that was our first home together!
These were the very first photos we took with our very first digital camera: 9-23-2003
|Layla, Adrian in front of Taiya River|
|who knew we would one day name our 6th child after that water?|
autumn then, autumn now!
|on a trail next to the Taiya River|
(I remember feeling very sick on this hike, as I was pregnant with Ella)
|beautiful Dyea in autumn colors!|
A moment later, I turned to Adrian with realization:
put together, her name means "under grace"!
We both smiled, and prayed that this beautiful doll the Lord has given us will always remain under His great grace!
"For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace."