Yesterday my sweet sister-in-law threw us a post adoption shower to celebrate Juan David's arrival home and to help us out with our needs. What a blessing! I was so touched by how many people even included something special for David, as well. We had a great time with several dear friends from church, got a surprise phone call from a missionary friend we met in Colombia, and we even got a gift card in the mail from someone who didn't even know about the shower. Most people gave either us or the boys gift cards, so we headed straight to Target when it was over in order to purchase some of the things we've been needing. Plus the boys got two new Wii games to play together. There won't be much Wii time once school starts, so it's a good way for them to enjoy their last few days of summer and to use as a bonding tool. They also are both now stocked up on toiletries. I shared with one friend how much Juan David likes to draw comics, and she bought him some sketchbooks and art supplies to work with. We are incredibly thankful for everyone's generosity and thoughtfulness toward our family.
- 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.