Family, the lines that bind you to one another.
Invisible strings that attach us no matter how far we go.
We had said we would see the birthmom at least twice
a year. Alot of people didn't and still
don't understand our decision to know Lasundra and
to have her a part of our life.
When we talked through having her become family we knew
there was some fear to be worked through.
We knew that if the Lord brought these two little girls into our
life we could bring their birth-mom into our life as well.
We know that sometimes life is not always about the easy road
or the most comfortable road. It's about leaving foot-prints on the road
The Lord has put before you.
Our road was running right into Lasundra's road
and we wanted to travel well with her.
We talk on the phone and we had already saw her when we first got
We invited her for Christmas with us and she
came this weekend with the girls full sister Mimi.
I have prayed for the Lord to use His (my) house to minister to people
and sometimes He does it in strange ways.
This weekend we spent two nights and days loving on and eating with
Lasundra and Mimi. We laughed together and she helped comfort
the girls when they were fussy. She gently held them close and whispered
words of love in their ear. When she couldn't get them to stop crying she would
pass them to me and they would nestle and go to sleep.
In the middle of the night she would hear their cries and creep to their bedside
and tell them everything was ok.
On Sunday morning I was making breakfast so I tiptoed to her room and
she looked out from the covers and I gently placed Ellie next to her.
She had the biggest smile on her face as she nestled Ellie.
She looked up at me as if to say "Thank you."
She changed diapers and wiped noses.
She was part of a big family
for one weekend and she kept saying how she loved it.
"I love the way you guys have every meal together."
"I love the way everyone helps run the house."
"I'm going to take back to my house the way y'all do things."
She showed me how to take care of the girls hair and skin.
She showed me that not everyone looks at color.
She loved all of our kids and when she left I was so thankful
for the beautiful memories we shared.
Our girls will have proof of their birthmoms love for them.(She drove three hours to get here.The longest she had ever driven by herself.)
They have pictures of hands gently holding them.
They will have an answer for their questions when
they get older
I will have a friend!
Fear will cause you to miss
out on alot of things.
But if you trust not in yourself but
in the Lord things will turn out just the
way He planned.
That made me want to cry! That was so sweet!
This made me cry! This is beautiful and thank you for opening my eyes to another "option".
Thank you for your family!
choking back tears...fighting the lump in my throat...losing the fight...tears falling...thank you for the way your family pours out the love that Christ has filled you with...
Oh Robin...made me cry and praise God!!! Someone once said to me...God gave your Gracyn two mommies...one to give birth to her and who loved her enough to let you raise and love her as your own..she is a blessed little girl, and so are your adopted children. God has joined your families together for a reason and I know your thankful and I can't wait to see what the future holds for all these beautiful children that God has blessed our lives with!!! Adoption is an awesome gift!!! Merry Christmas White family...the Gilliland's love each and every one of you very much!!!
Beautiful! May you reap what you are sowing.
Thank you all for your sweet words!
It was a weekend to remember.
We look forward to many years getting to know her.
Wow! I am crying too. That is just precious. Ya'll are so unselfish. What a precious way to share your life and bless others.
I am not kidding when I say I am in tears!!! That was so sweet. When other people get a glance in our homes, it makes us stop and realize even more how we don't thank the Lord for the life we have in this joyful home with many hands.
*sniff sniff* PRAISE the LORD!!!
That is so beautiful, I am sitting here crying. We have 3 adopted children and each of them is an open adoption. We see their birthparents all the time...they are apart of our family. I can't imagine life without them. Adoption is such a beautiful gift, it is such a sweet picture of the Gospel. Thanks for sharing your stories with us.
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