Watching and Waiting September 25, 2011. It is a blessing…it is also hard…
I received 8 new pictures of our son, whom we have not touched since Oct 2010.
He is 1 yr. older and amazingly, he is *so* much bigger.
We are watching him grow up, in pictures. His booboos are healing, through pictures. There is no mama to kiss them and make them better. Also, we are watching his smiles and giggles, through pictures. Sadly, there are also tears and illnesses that we see, as well. I am so thankful that we see him play and are able to watch him grow, all through pictures.
Please join us in prayer. For our son to come home. Instead of watching his triumphs, milestones, and booboos through pictures, we can see them in person.
Thoughts (from 2018)
Adoption, International Adoption, Older child adoption, Special needs adoption is not easy. It is the hardest thing, I have ever done. The Lord has refined me, strengthened me, and enabled me through it all. For example, my marriage is stronger. I learned that Bart is a rockstar of a husband. When I could not function, he functioned for both of us.
There are many things I do not remember about this time, sadly. He rarely talks of it because I see the pain in his eyes. Bart shouldered more than any man should. Easily, he became the mom, dad, advocate, parent, breadwinner, and so much more. I cannot express my gratitude enough for how he carried us all. He is my person, my best friend, and the one whom my soul loves.