Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Saying Goodbye to her son

As I watched her watch me with her son I found myself feeling guilty.
How can I be so happy and she is so sad. She is praising God that he will
get the help he needs and she tells me Thank you over and over again.
I tell her that I will take care of him and I will make sure he goes to school..
She again thanks me. I'm not looking for thanks I'm just trying to let her
know that I will be a good mama to him.
In every picture I have of Joseph she is wearing a sterling silver necklace and
matching ear-rings she has it on today as well. She takes them off and hands them
to me and says I want you to have these... How can she give me anything else.
I cry and she cryes and we hug each other. I will never forget her embrace for as
long as I live. I will never forget the way she held our son for the last time and
told him "Jospeh I love you and I want you to grow up strong and mind your mama and papa. Go to school and learn and never forget about your sister." I lost it..
I will never let him forget her I will remind him of her love and devotion to him.
She gave him life two times. She gave him up so that he would live and I know this.
She gave him up so that his heart could be fixed while hers would be forever broken.


Unknown said...

wow, is all I can say.

Brandi said...

Yes, you did it, I'm sitting in a hotel lobby in Ghana and crying. They probably think I'm a truly crazy American.

Thank you for sharing this. I love you

Welcome to Jen said...

Awww Rob. This made me bawl. Wonderful, touching post.

Love ya,


Anonymous said...

Heart wrenching post Rob! Thanks for sharing it, awesome!

Love you,
Michael :)

Kathy, Jeff's Wife said...

What a beautiful story of redemtion. God is good.

Tama said...

I am so hoping I get to meet my girls mothers! I know it will be a powerful moment! I'm taking lots of kleenex!

Thank you for sharing.

Lori said...

I'm in tears! What a strong woman you are and what a courageous woman his mother is. May you both be blessed.


blessedmommy said...

Oh the love his birthmother has for him. She had to give him up so that he could live. What a powerful moment you had with her when she had to say goodbye. May God surround her with His love and comfort her.
In Christ,
Melissa Arnold (AOH family)

missy said...

What a treasure these pictures are. You have a great gift to give your son. Love, Missy

Stefanie said...

What a moment. I cried through your whole post. It's so unfathomable - I just can't imagine it! Oh to hope that she know sweet Jesus and this separation is just for a short time in view of eternity.


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