I cannot begin to write out the ways that God has blessed us these last few days.
We could not be more thankful for the relationships we have around us and how so many people are checking in on us. It leaves me speechless...and we all know that doesn't happen much.
Early last week a precious friend from the church I grew up in sent me a message on facebook. She wanted to bless us as we faced this loss. She works with a company called Piggies and Paws and she wanted to do a piece for us of Kennedy. So, on Wednesday before we had to take Kennedy back to the agency, she left Tulsa early and met me (yep God worked it out so that she was supposed to be in OKC that day) at a park and took K's hand print and footprint in the back of her car. She is taking it home to make art out of it. I couldn't help but just cry when seeing those sweet prints and knowing how much it would bless us for years to come to have that to treasure.
Yesterday one of my besties from high school and college came into town to hang out and spend the night. Can I tell you how fun that is? And even more cool because we have no extra space for adults to sleep in our house...but she could have cared less. Thank you Lord for blessing me with incredible friendships and thank you Robin for choosing to come hang out!
Tonight we have church and Chosen and I can't tell you how much both of these things bless my heart and heal my hurts. We have so much going on with Chosen, and I feel like I never talk about it on here! We are starting a new group for Waiting Moms this week. If you are interested in joining us please comment and leave me your email address. We are also working hard on developing our birth moms section and can't wait to see what happens there.
We've been enjoying the sunshine and doing everything we can to keep our chin up right now. Not that I don't have my breakdown moments, but they are becoming few and far between. The first days when I was finding her clothes that still smelled like her it was unbearable. I still haven't washed several of them (yea, I know, it may be weird, I haven't decided yet). I am gathering special things from her time with us to keep in a Life box for when I want to think about her and remember that special time. I just don't ever want to forget this. I can't wait to get her pictures back from Becca. She took 250 pics of her and got lots of shots of her toes and fingers. See what I mean...so many people are blessing us and walking in the trenches with us.
And then there is our agency. Where would we be without them? They were just as devastated as us in the events of this last week. And not because they just wanted us to adopt this pumpkin, but because they love and adore C too. It's so hard to watch this process unfold when it's done with love, respect and dignity for all. They make such a ministry out of it and truly lives are changed. They have called and sent emails and messages daily telling us that they are praying for our family. Wow...so incredible to have an agency like that.
Hope you enjoy the pictures!