Friday, May 30, 2014

~*Hi, My Name is Priceless*~

We whisper into their hair during impromptu hugs that they are treasured, adored, valued. They are priceless treasures; precious gems. We use these exact words. 
Many times we wonder if they are hearing us. If the importance of those words is getting deep into the depths of their hearts. 
The other day Peanut skipped up to me and introduced herself as, "Hi, my name is Priceless!" 
Oh my heart! 
Yes, sweet one, you sure are priceless! 

Song of Songs 7:1
How beautiful your sandaled feet,
    O prince’s daughter!
Your graceful legs are like jewels,
    the work of an artist’s hands.


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

~*8 Reasons We Love Adoption *~

1) Seeing them bloom
They go from fearful to cheerful!
First picture we ever saw of her. Hollow and frightened eyes.

Learning to trust.

2) Math
Our love multiplies not divides (despite myths to the contrary)!

Do they look like they mind having so many siblings?

3) Its beautiful
'Nuff said!

Tea party! Real men rock pink tea cups!

4) Brothers and sisters
Strangers at first, then siblings, friends forever!

5) Seeing them heal
Trust begins to grow, albeit slow, we get to see them heal in full!

In a lot of pain after surgery and scared but trusting mom.
  6) They believe in it
From emptiness to full of confidence!

Climbing to new heights and loving it!
He was absolutely terrified, tears, fits and all. In the end he was glad we made him do it. He gained a lot of confidence from conquering this fear.

7) Art
The weaving together of the broken-hearted is truly a homespun art of the heart!

While they love art; they are the masterpiece!

8) Giving them a hope and a future

Jeremiah 29:11
"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."