Tuesday, June 22, 2010

this brings tears every single time...


Sometimes I can't help but sit at the computer and click through the albums of pictures from the care centers...we have received some pictures that I treasure immeasurably. This picture is from the newest batch of pictures that our friends Neil and Autumn took for us while they were in Addis bringing home their precious baby girl. You might remember them as the couple who stopped through Rome, touring a bit on their way to Addis. They graciously offered to take a package to our waiting children and this picture is of Autumn talking to our (hopefully) son about our picture. Now, I don't know exactly what she was saying and I'm pretty sure he wasn't understanding since he speaks Amharic, but that makes no difference to me, because there she is, pointing out our picture, and specifically in this moment, MY picture... My (hopefully) son is looking at a photo of his family, his momma, for the first time... and right now I can't keep back the tears... tears of joy, tenderness, frustration, anticipation... I pray that God gives him hope through this package--hope for his coming love, acceptance, safety, care, stability, belonging...hope for his coming FAMILY.


How I long for the day that I no longer have to type "(hopefully)"!!!!
Please continue to pray for us to receive a court date soon!!!

4 comments:

Julie Jarnagin said...

Oh, wow! This makes me cry.

the Gower Fam said...

Praying for a quick court date! Love the bits of pictures~ so precious!!

Kelli Diane Kanani said...

I am also asking for a quick court date!!! It is so different when you have names, pictures and emotions attached to actual children! How long will it be once you pass court?

Rebekah said...

one month or so! Then we will fly back to Addis to bring them home!!!!

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