Thursday, April 4, 2013

waiting...

While we waited to see our boys for the first time 
in the Civil Affairs office in Zhengzhou China.

There were already a few families who had 
just met their new children.
It was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen.

These families who had spent the past months processing paperwork
while examining every physical aspect of their child living half the world away,
and falling in love with their children more and more,
all with a few
in a few grainy photos

Children who had only known their families through 
small photo albums and maybe a small gift.

At breakfast they were still orphans,
with no momma and no daddy.
But, now they are being held and loved on by 
their new family who promise to never let go.

Waiting for our boys to arrive seemed f.o.r.e.v.e.r.
The room got more and more crowded 
as more adoptive parents arrived and met their children.

During the wait, 
I sat wondering what the stories where from each of these families,
how did they begin their journey to their child,
how were they matched with their child.

We each had our own journey stories to this point.
But here we are all together sharing this incredible miracle.

The journey of adoption is filled with
pain, loss, anguish, love, blessings, and hope.
Through pain there can be hope.
As long as people are willing to take that
leap of faith,
let God lead
and
sacrifice a little bit
for someone else.

Someone who will change their lives in so many beautiful ways!



3 comments:

Taylor Brewer said...

What beautiful boys! And how their lives have changed in such a short time!

Anonymous said...

Awww, that picture is making me cry. So profoundly huge. Hope. They were given hope.
-Beka

Anonymous said...

You know, I was just staring at your family picture at the top of your blog. Your two newest boys fit so perfectly into the family. In fact, I was picturing what that picture would look like without them in it and I thought, "that would look so... empty." They just fit perfectly. God knew exactly who you needed to add to your family. Seven children and then in one moment's time... NINE! Amazing! Thank you so much for snatching up these precious treasures!
-Beka =)

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