I saw this posted on another adoptive family's blog, and it touched me:
We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life. But those who make their journey home across time and miles, growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them, are carried on the wings of destiny and placed among us by God's very own hands.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
With Mother’s Day approaching this weekend, I have so much on my mind:
- My own mom who will have her first Mother’s Day without her mom. We miss you, Grandma!
- My friend, Abby, who is returning from Ethiopia this weekend with her sweet baby girl, Maggie. The ultimate Mother’s Day for her!
- My furry ‘children’, Maya and Spencer, and the heartbreaking decision I have made to give Maya to my parents after spending a challenging year of unsuccessfully trying to bring the 2 cats back together after they suddenly decided they hated each other. It’s a long story if you don’t already know it! I just hope and pray Maya will adapt to her new home, and that it will turn out to be a blessing for everyone involved. I believe this experience has given me a taste of the unconditional love a mother feels for her child. I selfishly don’t want to let Maya go, but I also want the very best for her as well as Spencer.
- And finally, of course, I’m thinking about how next year I will hopefully be celebrating my first Mother’s Day with my precious daughter. Don’t you love my new t-shirt? :)