Monday, August 19, 2013

Still not over it...

I'm finally getting to the point where I can talk
about aspects of our trip to our little boys.
(I hope my words come out correctly)

Meeting them was wonderful,
they were wonderful!

Meeting new friends was wonderful!

Reuniting with old friends was incredible!

The hardest part of the trip was 
seeing how people with dwarfism 
were treated. 
Since their was a language difference we were 
unable to protect Hagan.
(Griggs was small enough that no one noticed his arms)
At times, I wanted to just put a blanket over his head
to hide him while he was in his stroller, 
but he was always so hot I couldn't do that.

Adopting special needs kids always have a stigma,
people stare,
people ask questions,
families have to be ready 
for everything. 
We've experienced all of that, still do, but we're always able to deal with it.

But, the reactions Hagan received were unbelievable. 
There was fear,
 there was laughter,
there were evil comments,
some grabbed their loved ones and walked away as fast as they could,
some pointed and pointed.
Even one of our guides didn't want to be near him.

And then there was the homeless man,
who touched Hagan's hand and smiled at him.
He said something to Hagan that made Hagan smile.

And an older couple,
who didn't speak English but gave us huge smiles
and thumbs up.
They were soooo cute!
Such a God send blessing to us and
to Hagan!

I  just wished I could show these people 
how precious Hagan is.

How smart he is!

How sweet he is!

How silly he is!

and how he loves being treated just like everyone else.

The fact that he has a larger head,
 smaller arms and legs -
doesn't make him less of a person! 

His personality is huge! 

We are blessed to call him "son"!

Please take the time to get to know people who are different
then you - I promise you will be blessed!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Amen and Amen!!


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