Wednesday, February 1, 2012

a mothers heart......


Does this picture not just scream ADORABLE!!!!  Look at that precious face!!! Is March here yet?????!!!!!   These are Linnea's sweet foster parents.  It is soo evident how much love they have for her.  This foster mother clearly adores her.  Not only can you see it in her face - I think I can feel it in her heart!!  I must admit I cried as soon as I saw this picture tonight.  My emotions were on overload.  Such excitement to see our sweet girl, sad and happy for her all at the same time.  Happy because she is coming home with us and has a mommy, daddy and three brothers who already ADORE her, happy because we have the opportunity to tell her about the ONE who adores her way more than we ever could.  Sad because she is leaving all she has ever known and she will truly grieve the loss of these people who obviously love her so much, and sad because it is likely that this family who loves her so much doesn't know the One who loves them so much.  If you think about it will you pray for Linnea - her little world is about to be turned upside down.  Pray for this family - they will grieve too - adoption for foster families is bitter sweet but most importantly pray that God would reveal himself to them if He has not already, and pray the same for her birth mother.  I have this sweet picture in my mind that one day we will all be united with Him and Linnea will not only be at the feet of her creator, but she will be with both families who loved her so much and the mother who loved her so much she took her to a place where she would be found and gotten the medical attention she needed.  I am so thankful for adoption on so many levels......

4 comments:

amybeth said...

Oh that picture brings such a flood of emotions for me. We still keep in touch with kates foster family- it is such a blessing. Thanks for sharing the picture!!

Tara and Julian said...

OH, she is just darling! You are almost there!

Priscilla said...

tears of JOY....it is so very bitter sweet when you meet your child who's been loved & cared for by total strangers but really they are part of your family....linnea's world is about to be "rocked" you know God's plan is perfect and she will be fine.....yes, i will join you in praying for her....i know what your about to do and it is HARD very HARD to watch a child grieve...but it will be okay, i PROMISE ;)

emma lael's foster parents we could NEVER thank them enough for all they did for her for 3.5 years....they loved her and cared during both of her open heart surgeries....how do you ever thank someone for that???? i've never found the words to express what my heart feels for them.....they are Christians that gives me so much joy knowing that....i agree with amybeth to keep in touch with linnea's foster parents if your allowed to (not all orphanages allow it) will give you happiness at many levels....you know me i will do all i can to make that happen for you guys.

andrea said...

the post by priscilla is really from ME...i was logged into her blog because i am posting for them while they are in china....sorry for the confusion

andrea