Monday, May 20, 2013

That Sweet Face

Two years ago this very day, my life changed again.  Our world got turned upside down, and all because of the presence of one spectacular little lady.  Two years ago, my heart beat out of its chest and then stopped all together when I saw my daughter's sweet face for the very first time.

She was five months old and tiny as a baby bird.  She was sound asleep when the special mothers led us to her and she opened her eyes just to gaze right into mine.  Words can justly describe a moment like that.  It feels almost magical.

This girl may epitomize the word "diva".  She may wear me out and drive me batty at times.  But I can't imagine my life without her in it.  I love her with every ounce of my being and she is absolutely, 100% worth the wait.

Nothing about adoption is easy.  But with a good support system around you and the Lord to ground you and carry you through the impossibly hard is not only possible, but a huge blessing.  My life is better not only because she is in it, but because of the journey God brought us on to make her a part of our family and the people He placed around us in the process.  It is a life altering journey.  And it is absolutely worth it.

If you are on the fence about whether you should dive into adoption....what's holding you back?  What is keeping you from uninhibitedly jumping in?  Don't let it be fear of the unknown.  Do your research.  Find families who have gone through the process and ask questions.  And pray about whether this is where God is leading you.  There are countless kids around the world and here in the states who don't have a family to call their own.  EVERY child deserves a family to call their own.  Every one.


You can read every detail about our Meetcha Day HERE or click on the "Travel Journal" tag (look at the categories on the right side bar) and read all our posts from Ethiopia.  Or for a summery of the adoption experience please watch our adoption video HERE.


Mama said...

Leave it to you to have me in tears at 10am! I can't believe it's been 2 years. The last picture is my fav, I love the way baby is studying daddy's face! So sweet.

Morgan M. said...

Love this SO much!! What a sweet little face. So glad you guys get to be her parents! :-) Someday I hope to be asking you loads and loads of questions about adoption.

Jill said...

So happy that we were privileged to wait and walk through this journey with you guys to the most beautiful blessings, our daughters! Love you guys.

Mama Mimi said...

Thank you ladies! What a unique journey we are so thankful for! And JILL - I want to see these girls TOGETHER again!