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.