Sunday, December 11, 2011

No love like the love of parents.

My sweet little 2 year old daughter woke up screaming around 1 am a few nights ago.
Generally, I would be a little frustrated that she was up in the middle of the night, but when I walked in her room, it all changed.
I looked down at her sweet face, and all she did was reach her arms up to me for a hug. 
She wrapped her little arms around me and held me close.
What mom wouldn't love that? Even at 1am.
Then Daddy came in to see what was wrong. She looked over at her daddy and let go of me to grab a hold of him. He bent down with a great big smile and got his loves from his princess.
She held his neck for a long time. Then she went back and forth several times between hugging me, daddy, me , daddy... you get the idea. After about 20 minutes or so, she said she loved us, we tucked her in and she went back to sleep. These are the moments I cherish.

Tonight my same sweet girl fell asleep being held by her Poppy. Daddy went and carried her up stairs. She woke up when we put in her in her bed. She was scared and crying. She had fallen asleep in one place and was now somewhere else. She looked up and saw our faces and she knew she was ok. I held her and I rocked her to sleep. Something I had not done in a LONG time.

Adoption, although in the early stages, has changed me!
When I looked down at my sweet girl during both of the incidents, I pictured my sons face.
I wondered who came to him if he cried in the middle of the night. 
Has he even been rocked to sleep or has he been force to fall asleep in a crowded room feeling alone every night of his life?
Does anyone tell them they love them every night before he goes to sleep?
Has he ever been told Happy Birthday or Merry Christmas?
Does he know what a present is?

Oh, the things I have taken for granted in my life..... My sweet son is teaching me so much already!!
All my kids teach me everyday!! 

Please join me in praying for all the orphans in our world today.
Please pray for our family as we struggle to raise the money needed to being our son home.
Please pray for our son!!
Thank You for all the love and support you have offered through this journey!


  1. I am sure he feels your love. No, I KNOW he does. Remind me to tell you more of Alex's story.

  2. I love those precious stories about Alyssa. Will definitely pray. I'm also sure your son is feeling your love and those prayers.