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Jenny Marrs Recalls ‘Blessings’ of Adoption: ‘Deep Gratitude’

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Jenny Marrs Recalls ‘Blessings’ of Adoption: ‘Deep Gratitude’

By Movieguide® Contributor

FIXER TO FABULOUS star Jenny Marrs recalled the miracle of her daughter’s adoption story on a trip to San Diego.

While traveling to San Diego with her daughter, Sylvie, Jenny wrote on her Instagram, “Whenever we travel for work, we try to bring along the kiddos or, sometimes, just one kiddo for one-on-one time together. This weekend, we had a speaking engagement in San Diego and our Sylvie-loo came along. We soaked up sunshine, walked thousands of steps, and laughed a whole lot.”

“If I’m honest, I wasn’t looking forward to this trip,” the HGTV star admitted. “Our schedule is so packed right now and I just wanted to be at home, I was nervous about traveling with all that’s happening in the world, and, if you are a parent of a child who has experienced trauma, you know how hard events like the ones that are happening in the world affect our trauma kids. It felt like the wrong time to step away from familiar and routine.”

Whether Marrs looked forward to the trip or not, God had something in store for her to remember.

“Before we left, I reached out to my girls for prayer over this time away,” she wrote. “I asked that it be a time of continued healing and for increased connection. I asked that these 48 hours be full of bucket filling moments – core memories – that will continue to heal the lingering wounds from her earliest years.

“God used this time away to remind me that He has always had our girl in His embrace and He always will,” she continued. “Adoption is never easy, it’s always rooted in immense loss. I’ll be the first to admit that fact. But, I also know that the blessings we have received are greater than I could possibly have imagined when we started this journey with our girl. I will always argue that she most certainly is not the lucky one, we are. And, I’ll treasure the memories we shared together this weekend with deep, deep gratitude. This is the good stuff.”

Movieguide® previously reported, “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.”

After Sylvie made it home, Marrs’ husband Dave told PEOPLE, “It was a lot of emotion, because we honestly didn’t think that she would ever come home. It is 100% a miracle.”

“I never want to forget the way the Lord fought on our behalf,” Marrs said. “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.”

Movieguide® previously reported on Marrs:

Jenny Marrs is reminding fans to “remember God’s faithfulness” in a new Instagram post. 

The HOME TOWN star posted Deuteronomy 7:18-19:

Do not be afraid! Just remember what the Lord your God did to Pharaoh and to all the land of Egypt. Remember the great terrors the Lord your God sent against them. You saw it with your own eyes! And remember the miraculous signs and wonders, and the amazing power He used when He brought you out of Egypt.

“As the sons and daughters of the ones who left Egypt 40 years ago stand on the precipice of their inheritance (the Promised Land), Moses leaves them with his final words of wisdom in his final days on earth,” Marrs wrote.

“He instructs them not to be afraid when they step onto the battlefield. The nations they will face are more powerful than they are (so they have good reason to be anxious) yet Moses leaves no room for fear. He tells them three separate times to remember what God has done in the past and to trust in the fact that God is still with them and He will continue to fight for them,” she continued. 

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