Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Words

Calvin and Patrick have been quite interested in Kazakhstan lately. We've been looking at pictures and talking about their story several times a week at their request. I'm glad. It's a great story :) and we love Kaz - we want them to always know and understand their birth story.

Out of the blue, my sweet oldest son told me the other day, "Mommy, in Kazakhstan I cry. I want Mommy and Daddy." And I must say tears immediately welled in my eyes. We've never told him that - I don't know if he has memories (he was 17 months when he came home) or if he just imagines feeling that way. Either way, my heart was glad that he became ours and my heart ached for the children that do understand and haven't found forever homes or are not available for adoption but are living in orphanages.

With more of those words, we may have a whole house full of children! I cannot bear the thought of a child crying because he/she wants a Mommy and Daddy. I'm hugging my kids a little closer and thanking God for uniting us as a family. And praying, praying, praying for children to find their forever homes.

7 comments:

stephanie said...

That makes me feel like crying too! A lot because we know he did cry. Man, that kid is so precious...I can't imagine life without him!

Dan & Kate Ambrose said...

Oh, that just grips my heart!

Erin K. said...

I just wanted to stop in and say thanks for the comment on my blog and for the prayers! Also, I keep intending to participate in "Keeping Creative Kitchens" but life's craziness has kept me from it so far. Maybe next time... :-)

Have a happy Thanksgiving!

Heather L. said...

How precious! And it does make one sad for all the other children left. What a sweet boy.

Heather said...

Amazing. . . and sad all in one.

Jessica D. said...

Aww... that's sweet...your boys are so cute!

loraena said...

I was actually just thinking about those children today and hugging Eliana tightly as a result. My heart just aches to bring the ones God has chosen for our family home. I want them here yesterday. I long to skip the pain and waiting and jump straight into the happy...but I reminding myself to trust God's timing and his grace for the present as well as the future! His ways are higher...