Except..... we aren't all together. Somehow in God's perfect timing of our adoptions, both times we've ended up traveling just AFTER Christmas. And it is really, really hard to not have them here. Sometimes now when I count heads, I panic that someone is missing. Then, I realize.
There is a saying that is popular in adoption circles, that our children through adoption didn't grow in our tummies, but in our hearts. And just like when a mama gets close to the end of her pregnancy, and feels like she's going to burst, and just wants to finally meet that little person. To hold them. I feel like my heart is going to burst. I want to see their faces. I want to hold them. Know they are safe and happy. I wish they were home for Christmas. For the all the wonder and fun with us. A part of us is missing till they are here.
This song says it so well. Be warned, you might need tissues. It makes me cry every.single.time. but, that might just be because I'm so emotional these days, lol.
We did receive an early gift though last week. We sent Georgia a picture pillow. It had been 5 months since we sent her birthday cake, and we wanted her to know we were still coming. That we were thinking of her <3
Sometimes, when you send a package, they will send pictures back of the child with the gift, and we were so thrilled to get new pictures of our girl! She looks much chubbier than she did this summer right after her surgery, and her hair is grown so much! I just can't believe how blessed we are to be this precious child's parents!
|This picture took my breath away!|
|I'm wondering how tall those cabinets are? Look at her rocking those boots!|
|She looks so healthy! I'm thankful she seems to waiting in a good place.|
I hope that maybe we will get another update for Calvin in the next month, but this picture is from last month.
My heart is thankful, but oh so anxious for them to be HOME!