"A Mother holds her child's hand for just a short time, but holds their heart forever"
"I received a gift on that faithful day
Of which I know I could never repay,
Just as God came down to say
He just gave one of his Angels away.
Little did I know, the test this would be
To prove to him and make him see,
That this angel was my destiny
Of that I’m sure a guarantee.
To hold her forever and never stray
To be there to comfort her pain away,
To see her through even the roughest of days
And teach her to be stronger along the way.
I was told one day, from a friend of mine
That God just gave me the gift of time!
Confused, I asked her to define?
And what she said never left my mind…
She said to watch her as she sleeps
It was then it became so plain to see,
How TIME STANDS STILL when she is next to me
Whether in my arms, or in my dreams.
Now watching each day as you grow
The changing of features from head to toe,
The smiles and giggles that make you glow
And the way you let your spirit show.
So, I’ll make a promise to you now
To raise you the best that I know how,
To teach you to always be confident and proud
So that you always stand out above the crowd!"
May is a special month...
Not only is it the month we celebrate Mothers, but it is the month that started us on our adoption journey.
Seven years ago today, we were officially DTC(Documents to China) and our application was logged into the system just days later when our wait truly began. What we thought would be a 12 month journey to one daughter on the other side of the world, took about 5 years.
During that time, God opened a new door that was unexpected and now we have two beautiful girls.
One adopted domestically and one from China.
At times the wait was frustrating and the not knowing what the future held was painful.
Through all the ups and downs during those five years, I tried to remain optimistic and finally had to have the faith to put it in God's hands.
Only he knew when the time was right and which angels were meant to be our daughters.
Now on the other side of the adoption wait, I am reminded of that daily as I look into the eyes of all three of my children.
Each one came to us in their own special way, but there is no question in my mind that I was picked to be their Mom.
I have many jobs and roles in life, but there is nothing more rewarding and fulfilling, than being a Mom.
It is the best job I could ever have and I thank God for the three blessings I stare at each day.
To all of the Mom's and Mother's to be.... Happy Mother's Day!
~Enjoy your special day~