Friday, January 20, 2012

Faithful Friday: The Mars Family

I can not tell you how many times I've longed to write this post, and now that I'm actually doing it, it seems so surreal! So without further adieu... Let me introduce to a very special family - the Mars Family.

And you'll never guess who they are adopting!! My sweet baby... Lyla! ♥

LILIANNA for the Mars family — Bayfield, CO

Adam and Rebecca met in 2004 after knowing each other from childhood but not reconnecting until they were adults. In 2005 they were married. Rebecca brought a son into their marriage named Royce, and soon after, they were blessed with another little boy who they named Hunter.  In 2008 they welcomed their third little boy who they named Cameron. Rebecca loves all of her little boys, but it was really on her heart to add a fourth child (a girl!) through adoption. They first found Lilianna through Reece’s Rainbow in 2010. By the time they inquired, she already had a committed family and later was not able to be adopted due to health issues.  Rebecca and Adam have been praying for Lilianna since then. When she became available the following year, they knew they were meant to be this little girl’s parents.  Adam was given the verse Jeremiah 23:3 "I myself will gather the remnant of my flock out of all the countries where I have driven them and will bring them back to their pasture, where they will be fruitful and increase in number,” and knew it was time to go and get his little girl! Rebecca couldn’t have agreed  more!

Lilianna will be welcomed home by 3 big brothers who are now 8, 5 and3 as well as a dog named Marley, 10 chickens..all named “Dinner” except for one hen named “Henrietta”, and 2 horses named Bombay and Sherman. You can find this family having fun at church, enjoying the beautiful outdoors the Colorado Mountains offer, playing at the lake, or just hanging out around the house and watching movies, visiting with friends, or doing a DIY project. When they are not busy with the adoption journey and painting a room in their house pink for this little princess, they’d love for you to join in this experience  by following their blog.

Follow the family's adoption journey on their blog at

$0.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

This sweet family has decided that after 3 boys, it was time to add a little GIRL to the mix! And I couldn't be more happier about who God called them to go get! 
About her name... I have referred to her the most as Lyla, because that is what Summer was going to name her when the Spitz's first committed to adopting her. When she was relisted on Reece's Rainbow, she was relisted as Lilianna. And now, she has a new name! The Mars family is going to name her Lily!

We also received a very special surprise the other day! Sweet Summer, who is adopting Gavin, GOT TO HOLD LILY on Gavin's Gotcha Day! You can read all about what Summer said about meeting her HERE! Summer also took a few pictures of her.

The one above is like the rest I have received of Lily, she just melts my heart even if she isn't look at the camera. But the one below... oh my word. I don't know what it is about that picture, but it makes me cry so hard every time I look at it!

Maybe it's her beautiful eyes, they are just so penetrating! I don't know what it is, but she is just soo PERFECT!!! She's perfect just the way she is!

I ask that you PLEASE PRAY for this wonderful family, and let them know you are praying! Visit their blog and leave them an encouraging comment! And if you are able, they would really appreciate any financial gifts you are able to give towards the ransom of bringing this beautiful girl home! Right now they have ZERO, ZILCH, NADA, in their account to help bring her home. I do not like that big fat 0, will you help to change that?
Thank you so much for being apart of bringing "my" beautiful baby girl home FOREVER!

How can you resist those pleading eyes???


  1. Sweet Sarah this was so well written!!! Love You!!! Now we wait patiently for the Mars family to hold that beautiful girl!!! GOD IS GOOD!!

  2. Sarah you did a beautiful job. Thank you so much!

  3. Sarah,

    What a gorgeous family. I think Lily looks like her brother in the green and yellow! Mars family you are an inspiration to so many!

    Sue - WI


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