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Saturday, November 15, 2008

I Can't Stop Staring

... at their sweet little faces. I can't believe how much they have grown in the short time since we visited them! Alec's soft baby curls have been shaved off - he look so much bigger now! And both of the boys look more adorable than ever. How I miss them!

I never shared the story of one emotional moment on my recent trip to Iquique. As I stood browsing outside the window of a baby gear shop, a brown-skinned baby with curly hair passed me in a stroller. He reminded me so much of my babies in Haiti that suddenly I felt as though the wind got knocked out of me! I physically felt a pain in my heart, so much so that I actually lifted my hand and pressed it against my chest for several minutes until I could push the sadness away.

I felt the same sensation today when I opened my inbox to find these photos. I was SO happy to receive them, yet immediately started crying and I again felt that weight of emotion and loss. They are growing up before my eyes and I am not there with them.

Lord, please ... may today be the day ...


Rebekah said...

I'm continuing to pray for all of you. I can't imagine how hard the indefinite nature of the waiting must be. May God give you His peace which is far beyond our comprehension.

Praying for those two gorgeous baby boys to be home "impossibly soon"!

our life said...

I can relate - somewhat. I love my new pictures but i have never met my baby. i look at them all the time. I am praying for your babies to get home soon. Adoption is definately not for the weak of heart! Hang in there!