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‘I Bore Witness to a Miracle’: Jenny Marrs Describes ‘Spiritual Battle’ to Adopt Daughter

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‘I Bore Witness to a Miracle’: Jenny Marrs Describes ‘Spiritual Battle’ to Adopt Daughter

By Movieguide® Contributor

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.”

She continued: 

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 fought 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 passed 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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