FIXER TO FABULOUS star Jenny Marrs recently celebrated the anniversary of the adoption and homecoming of her and husband Dave’s daughter Sylvie. Though the couple welcomed Sylvie home eight years ago, Marrs says the anniversary is her time to reflect on the miracle of getting their child.
Sylvie was adopted from the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2013. However, when the Congolese government shut down, the adoption process was halted and the Marrs family was not able to bring her to the U.S. until 2014.
Jenny remembered the emotional time in a lengthy Instagram caption, writing, “On this day, 8 years ago, I bore witness to a miracle. An honest to goodness God-sized, Red-Sea-parting kind of miracle.”
Hope had nearly been lost. Despair had slowly seeped in. We had no way of knowing if our daughter would ever be back in our arms. 602 days of waiting, 602 days of praying and pleading and calling Congressmen and Senators and flying over the sea to beg the US Embassy to help. Emails and letters and phone calls with no traction toward getting her home left us depleted. Make no mistake – a battle took place to bring our daughter home. The exhale that took place when she was back in my arms on US soil was echoed in heaven. The spiritual battle that I couldn’t see during those long days and nights was finally over.
I post this photo every year on this day to remember. I never want to forget the way the Lord on our behalf. The things He has in store for Sylvie must certainly leave the enemy shaking in fear or else he wouldn’t have worked so tirelessly to keep her from us.
It’s hard to believe eight years have since this day when our family was finally under the same roof.
Marrs then added some encouragement for others who are “in the middle of your own long, dark night of waiting,” writing:
Your story isn’t over yet.
Don’t despair. Remember, our God NEVER authors pain. He is only, always good. Sometimes, we can’t see past our current sight line but, just over the horizon, He has good, good things in store. Keep trusting.
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God has truly blessed you! Thank you for sharing your beautiful miracle!
So happy you got your girl. Our only girl, is adopted. She is 33 and has been our daughter from the moment she moved in with us as a foster child at age 9 The anniversary of our grandson’s adoption is called, Forever Family Day. He is such a blessing to our family. He’s 13.
Thank you for your story! I've experienced several of those miracles myself. Truly! Thank you for reminding me that the devil wants me to give up in our current situation, but we won't! God is always on our side! Continued prayers for you and your family for all His Blessings.
I’m moved by your story. We adopted our daughter nearly 27 years ago in China. We celebrate “gotcha day” every November. Thank you for sharing.
What a good good Father we serve. They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength.It is always His timing. So happy for you and Dave.
I watch this wonderful couple on TV whenever I see they are on. They truly are wonderful people, always trying to make all their clients happy with their homes. They truly have changed people's lives. I have nothing but admiration for their belief in God and the way they live their lives. Peace be with them.