"So promise me you'll never forget...that you aren't an accident or an incident...you are a gift to the world, a divine work of art, signed by God. You were deliberately planned, specifically gifted, and lovingly positioned on this earth...Flooded by emotion, overcome by pride, the Starmaker turns to us, one by one, and says, 'You are my child. I love you dearly.'" Max Lucado, God Thinks You're Wonderful

Thursday, May 6, 2010

How Could I Ask for More?

There's nothing like the warmth of a summer afternoon...

Walking to the sunlight, and being cradled my the moon
Catching fireflies at night
Building castles in the sand
Kissing Mama's face goodnight
And holding Daddy's hand

Thank you Lord,
how could I ask for more?
Running barefoolt in the grass...

A little hide and go seek
Being so in love, that you can hardly eat

Dancing in the dark, when there's no one else around
Being bundled 'neath the covers, watching snow
Fall to the ground
Thank you Lord, how could I ask for more?

So many things I thought would bring me happiness
Some dreams that are realities today

Such an irony the things that mean the most to me
Are the memories that I've made along the way
So if there's anything I've learned
From this journey I am on
Simple truths will keep you going
Simple love will keep you strong
Cause there are questions without answers
Flames that never die
Heartaches we go through are often blessings in disguise
So thank you Lord, oh thank you Lord
How could I ask for more...
(by Cindy Morgan) This song describes my heart right now better than anything I could put into words.

Yesterday we saw Momma G for Mothers Day and I can't tell you how incredible it was.

I find it beyond difficult to describe what this relationship is like between mother and first mother. But when you really open yourself up to it, let down all your walls and make yourself as vulnerable as she has...then something happens. I get teary when I think about how much I love these women. I cannot imagine what it's like to trust someone with your child, and yet these women have done it so gracefully with us. So seeing them and nourishing a relationship with them and our shared child is absolute therapy for me.

Sadie-cakes was in her normal fabulous mood and was being sassy around the boys. She was beggin' for sweets from Momma G, and it was so fun to watch these two interact and see the joy in both of their eyes. Sadie doesn't know yet the impact of these playdates, but to see Momma G laugh and light up was priceless. Thank you Lord, how could I ask for more...


Melodie said...

Love these pictures and I have always loved this song. Isn't it great when there is a specific song/words that carry you through a certain time?! And I have to add that Holden also enjoyed a green flavor ice ... And then a red one later. Whoops. That makes 2 in one day!

Katie said...

As soon as I saw that post title I thought of that song. I sang it at my sister's wedding. So fitting. Loved all the sweet pictures! And I am glad for your relationships with your kids' birthmothers. It's a good reminder of what we will need to keep in mind one day soon, hopefully!

Ursula said...

So well put Molly. It's hard to explain but so true that for all the messiness that can come with open adoption, there is also such an incredible opportunity for so much love and this sense of connection to the person who so deeply loved your child first.