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Saturday, June 20, 2009

You Are Loved

Have you ever had one of those moments where you see something out of the corner of your eye and it makes you do a double take?

It sounds kind of silly, but I experienced that this evening with one of the photographs on this blog.

It was a picture I've looked at dozens of times before, but somehow it caught my attention and the thought came unbidden to my mind: "That is my son!" It brought a lump to my throat and with the thought came a sudden rush of love and protectiveness such as only a parent can feel.

Perhaps it is because my mind has been so caught up in recent disappointments and in running a million directions trying in vain to think of some way to "fight" the system and the cards we are being dealt in this adoption, that I haven't simply stopped to dwell on the two precious people at the center of all of this and how much I love them for the unique individuals they are. So let me just say:
Ian David ... I love you.

Alec Stephen ... I love you.
I must have whispered and sung those words to you a million times during the week we spent together in April. I only hope that somewhere in the recesses of your little hearts and minds you can hear the echoes of my voice. And someday ... I will tell you in person once again.

You are loved.


Heather Marie said...

Can you just imagine how our Heavenly Father looks at us and are loved, my daughter! You are loved!!!

God bless you...

Terri Fisher said...

All their anuts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents love them, too, and can't wait to meet them! They truly are loved!

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry your adoption journey is going so slowly. I was in your shoes just a year and a half ago. It seemed that we'd take one step forward and two back. The adoption road was emotionally exhasting. But, I'm happy to say that we have our three little Haitian peanuts home with us now. Reading about the waits of others makes me remember our wait and how terribly unfair it felt. Please know that we will pray for Alec, Ian and your family to be reunited soon. Bless you in your wait. You will have them home and then be encouraging others. Keep your spirits up and you will have most of the waiting part of the journey wiped by memories of bringing them home. God bless.