Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The Big Brothers and Sister


I'm telling ya...raising kids is tough. There are some days I wonder if I'm getting through to them at all. But then I look at this adorable picture, and they are all smiling and laughing, and I know they are so worth it. Every headache, every late night, every whine and cry. And I feel so incredible blessed to be able to add one more to the mix. I'm just very full tonight. Full of amazement at how good God has been to me and my family. He has perfectly and thoughtfully chosen every member of our family. He knew from the beginning that I needed to have Nathan, Charlie, and Madi before even speaking to our hearts about Mei. And when I think about how hard this wait has been, I know it pales in comparison to what Mei's birthmother must have gone through or still could be going through. She felt she had to abandon her daughter for reasons I can not even fathom. And knowing my undying love for my children, I can't imagine the emptiness she must feel. We have prayed from the beginning for Mei's birthmother and will continue to do so. We've asked the Lord to seal in her heart that assurance that her child is loved. Because....Oh my we have fallen hard for her.

4 comments:

prechrswife said...

What a precious post! Nathan, Charlie, and Madi have grown so much!!!

Courtney said...

Beautiful post, Jen. I too have been thinking much about my child's birthmother and the aching in her heart that she must have had and still have to have to relinquish her daughter. Makes me cry.

Aimee said...

Beautiful.

Angie said...

What a beautiful post and precious picture of your babies!