March 21, 2009

Our adoption miracle...


How can you be happy and heartbroken, filled with joy and with sadness, and yet feel comfort, peace and an immense amount of love and a brightness of hope all at the same time?
In some small way that describes today.
I can't begin to know the feelings that Leah felt... as she gave her beautiful son to his new mom and dad.
I watched in awe at her complete selflessness and courage.
I do know that this precious little boy straight from heaven saved our daughters life.
We love you Leah. We love you Bristol.
This perfect baby has enriched and blessed us all beyond measure. He has brought us to a new level of understanding of the love that our Heavenly Father has for each one of us.
I believe that adoption is as much a miracle as birth itself.
We are blessed beyond measure.

There is a song by Michael McLean entitled "From God's Arms To My Arms To Yours" that we have listened to at least a dozen times or more in the last few days...

With so many wrong decisions in my past I'm not quite sure
If I can ever hope to trust my judgment anymore
BUT LATELY I'VE BEEN THINKING CAUSE IT'S ALL I'VE HAD TO DO
And in my heart I feel that I should give this child to you

And maybe you can tell your baby
When you love him so, that he was loved before
By someone who delivered your son
From God's arms to my arms to yours

Now if you choose to tell him, or if he wants to know
How the one who gave him life could bear to let him go
Just tell him there were sleepless nights I prayed and paced the floors
AND KNEW THE ONLY PEACE I'D FIND IS IF THIS CHILD WAS YOURS

And maybe you can tell your baby
When you love him so, that he was loved before
By someone who delivered your son
From God's arms to my arms to yours

NOW I KNOW YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO THIS
But could you kiss him once for me
The first time that he ties his shoes
Or falls and skins his knee

And could you hold him twice as long

When he makes his mistakes
And tell him that he's not alone
Sometimes that's all it takes
I KNOW HOW MUCH HE'LL ACHE

WELL THIS MIGHT NOT BE THE ANSWER
For another girl like me
And I'm not on a soapbox saying
How we all should be
I'm just trusting in my feelings
AND I'M TRUSTING GOD ABOVE
And I'm trusting you can give this baby
Both his mother's love

And maybe you can tell your baby
When you love him so, that he was loved before
By someone who delivered your son
From God's arms to my arms to yours





Bristol, Azurdee, Brett and Janika
We love them so much and we just feel like our family has grown by four+ this week...
The Grama's and The Grampa's

Bristol, you're definitely one very loved little boy...thank you for coming into all of our lives.

6 comments:

Barb said...

I completely agree...adoption IS a miracle! It is evidence of our Heavenly Father's hand in our lives.

Janae' said...

I saw a painting once in regards to adoption. It had a powerful impact on me. It was Joseph holding baby Jesus. Barb is right. It is indeed a miracle.
Thank you for sharing your story. You have a way of writing that is simple and eloquent.

suzanne said...

what a selfless choice, and beautiful blessing for that family. you can just see the joy in their faces.

Judy said...

Linda,You and your family amaze me. Such an example of love and obedience and selfless sacrifice. Your thoughts were written so beautifuly and honest. What a wonderful gift your family is giving to someone else. A true sacrifice. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers....

The Lords said...

Thank you for calling and letting me come and meet little Bristol Brett. What a beautiful baby--what a beautiful and difficult experience. You continue to amaze me with your faith. I love you and I have so much love and respect for Leah. What a selfless gift she gave.

Brett and Azurdee said...

What a beautiful tribute. I love all of your words and pictures, Linda! I referred all of my friends and family to your blog...many of them said how much they cried and felt such admiration for Leah. We love you guys so much! Can't wait to see you again soon! :)