Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Tissue Needed (no, not a referral yet!)

My sweet friend Aimee texted me this morning a quick "look up this song and listen to it".

I had wished she'd given me a tissue alert...If you have adopted a child, are waiting for a child to come home, waiting to see your child's face for the first time, or just give a hoot in general about adoption and/or orphans...get out your kleenex. Your gonna want it handy.

Matt and I dove into resurfacing the hardwood floors in Lucy to be's room this morning. I put on the ipod and asked him to turn up the song (Merry Christmas by Third Day) that Aimee told me about. About 3 seconds into the song I was crying...the UGLY cry. I'm sure you know the one...Matt asked me jokingly, "Did they write this for us?" It's a good one.

First, watch this. If you are or have been on the adoption journey, you will SO be able to relate. It's the story of how this song came to be. ( So sorry, this post will take you about 9 minutes total to watch!)



Then, watch this (this is the actual song)

Then, hug your kiddos tight, and be thankful you have them in your arms this Christmas.
We had so hoped to see little baby girls face before Christmas, but we're trying really hard to stay present with our kids and enjoy what we do have. I have thought SO much about our girl, and this song sums up my prayers perfectly. I have prayed so often these past weeks, every night when I'm trying to fall asleep but thinking of her instead.  Praying that God would be overwhelming comfort in her tiny little presence. That God would hold her close when I can't. Whisper lullabies in her ear when I can't. Love her when I can't. The beautiful thing is, he will keep doing those things, even when we have her home, but it is so comforting to know his arms are around her until we get to her. And then, he'll use our arms to love and comfort her.

Merry Christmas, and to all of you waiting for your babes and children, we are thinking so often of you and praying for a quick process for all of us to get our kiddos home into our families.

4 comments:

Denise Crawford said...

I've heard the song before, but never LISTENED to it. Wow, sure sums it up, doesn't it? I pray right along with you that Lucy is wrapped up tight in the arms of her Heavenly Father and He is loving on her while we can't. When it's His perfect timing, He will place her in your arms (OUR arms) to love and hold and protect right along side Him. What a beautiful picture of His love. I can't wait to meet her and teach her how to say GRAMMY. (oh, and thanks for the tissue warning!!) I love you so much!

ReSoNate said...

Wow. Thank you for sharing. We are adopting from Ethiopia too, hoping this is our last Christmas without children. :)

Lindsey said...

I hardley EVER thank anyone for making me UGLY cry, but THANK you for this! I loved it!

Gail said...

Beautiful.

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