Thursday, December 2, 2010

{The Telling of a Story}

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I took these photos last week during our first four day stretch with our new little girl Angela -- I've looked over and over at these photos and just can't seem to take my eyes away from them.  These photos are so powerful on so many levels.  At first glance I saw two beautiful little girls becoming sisters.  Then I looked closer at the photos and it was difficult to sense that it was every any other way -- these girls just fit together.  

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It's such a bummer that you can't see Angela's face.  It's so beautiful how she looks up to Madison and even in some of the photos they have the same exact facial expression -- can't explain it -- it just seems to be the amazing bond forming between two little girls becoming sisters.

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For me these photos tell an amazing story.  A story of hope and restoration -- a beautiful union out of two totally separate tragedies and losses.  In the most perfect way God choose to make our paths meet -- and for that I will be forever grateful!

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It's kinda funny because Adam and I have received so many nice comments from people saying how great it was that we would do this for a special needs child -- how we have so much love in our hearts.  Truth is -- our thinking is probably not what most expect.  Sure we are so happy to be in a place in our life, where we are fully equipped to care for this little girl, giving her the life and family she deserves.  But Adam and I have longed for his child for a long time, we are excited and feel so honored that she would accept us as her mommie and daddy.  We fully know that there will be lots of hardships on this new journey but the rewards that she will bring to this family far outweigh the struggles.

My girls.  

It's a beautiful thing for me to be able to write.  I love them both with all my heart -- I am totally ready to see what these little ladies have in store for this world!

5 comments:

Lisa Marie said...

They are so cute!! You are right, Madi looks so happy and just... natural. So meant to be! I'm so so excited for all of you!

Tina said...

I'm so happy she chose you to be her forever family. You are all very lucky.

Gilda said...

Madison is already a wonderful big sister, and she will be wonderful with Angela too. Love the pics so precious.

Heidi said...

Beautiful in every way. Madi looks so happy, she will no diubt bring you all so much JOY. Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas as a family of 4! hugs and prayers always-
Heidi & Jack.

The Sutherlands said...

You are truly an amazing woman. what a blessing for that baby girl... for both your girls! I have to say, I had to stop reading for a while after last November... my heart ached for you, and still does! And I am truly happy to have come across your blog again! I am so happy for your family!!!! I feel blessed to be able to read your blog and know your family (that sounds selfish, and strange, but I truly mean it!!)... Thank you for sharing your life and your story!
Sincerely
Tiffany Sutherland