May 9, 2020.

As a momma who loves Jesus, I began praying for my children’s spouses when I found out I was pregnant. So far, we have two “in-law” children who we now claim as our own, making us a family of seven. This girl was special from the start. Our youngest, Brett, wasn’t a big communicator with us about girls. Or anything else. But one month in after meeting Rachel, he called me to tell me, “she is the one.”

Rachel, from the first day we met you, we knew you would seamlessly fit into our family. It was never about US embracing you. It was always about YOU embracing us. And you did embrace us, warts and all. We are a tight woven mess and yet you fit right in and became a Smith long before May 18, 2018.

Happy Birthday, Rachel. We love you and every day we thank God that you love our Wild Boy.

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