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I am a wife, daughter, mother, bilingual teacher, poet, author, women's Bible study teacher, world traveler, orphan advocate, and an adoptive mother.  Our adoption journey has been filled with a lot of hurt and loss, along with even more hope, grace, and healing.  Through it we have experienced more of God than we ever bargained for and have watched Him miraculously redeem our story when we surrendered all the broken pieces to Him.


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Sunday, May 12, 2013

My Mother's Day Blessings

My husband and son(s) did a wonderful job of making my birthday special yesterday.  No exciting plans or activities, just a quiet day of being together.  David kept loving and kissing me all day long.  I woke up to a message on the computer from Julian saying in English, "Happy birthday.  I love you, Mom."  God gave me beautiful weather for my special day, we enjoyed hanging out at David's soccer game (he scored two goals for me!), and we ate at our favorite restaurant, saving the leftovers for yet another great meal later in the evening. 

Today for Mother's Day, we plan to celebrate at a cute little Colombian restaurant, anticipating our return to Colombia very soon to be reunited with our other two sons, one who will legally take on our name, the other who will forever be connected to our family. We are within days of finally purchasing those airline tickets to go back.  "Juan's" visa was paid for this week, now the agency's lawyer is just trying to finalize a date for us to take custody of him within the next few weeks.  I miss that boy so, so much.

Some people say, "Why would you ever go through this process again?" 

I say, "How could we not?"




1 comment:

  1. Oh, what beautiful pictures!!! I am praying and trusting God to work everything out smoothly on bringing your son home!!! Praying also for you to have a safe and enjoyable trip to Colombia!

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