Saturday, January 14, 2012

Born In Our Hearts

Not flesh of my flesh,
Nor bone of my bone,
Yet still miraculously my own.
Never forget for even a minute,
You didn't grow under my heart,
You grew in it.

As Scott and I searched photolistings of children, we wondered how we could ever make the "right" choice, if none of the children would be a "wrong" choice.  All are in need of a mommy and daddy, all have lived without a family for too long, whether they are only months old or are 5 or 9 or 16 years old.  But still, we searched for the one who spoke to both our hearts.

And there she was... her beautiful smile and captivating eyes made us stop.  We both knew, she was the daughter born in our hearts.

We immediately requested more information about her, and after reading everything we received, we asked what we needed to do to move forward.  Now, we have begun the process of applying to be "matched" with our daughter.  There will be many forms to sign, many miles to travel, many days, weeks, and months to wait, but it will all be worth the reward of having her in our family.

We pray that God will move the mountains before us.  We pray for provision.  We pray for our daughter, her caretakers, and the officials and caseworkers in her country and ours who will be handling our case.  We praise God for the blessing of friends who have traveled this path before us, and the family and friends who are supporting us as we begin this journey.

We look forward to the day we can share our daughter with you, when she is home with us, with her family.  The family she has waited nine long years to have.

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