Every once in a while one of my kids does something or says something that throws me for a loop this was one of those conversations-remember she is only 4....
Lily-Did it hurt when I came out of your tummy?
Me-(After the initial saddness of the question)No, Lily remember you were born in China. You were not in my tummy.
Lily-Whose tummy was I in?
Me-A lady in China.
Lily-What was her name?
Me-I do not know.
Lily-Was it Xi XI (she was our guide for both adoptions)
Me-No sweetie, remember she was our helper in China
Lily-Oh yeah, that's right and then Lily runs off to play.
I try my best to always answer her questions as honest as possible and as age appropriate as I see fit but wow it is hard. I am so thankful for my Lily and how I wish I cane take all of her pain away BUT what an incredible opportunity she has to be part of literally two worlds in one life time. One day we will visit China again for her to see where her roots began.
"Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west"
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Dear Blog Friends,
Not sure how much time I will have to get on the computer in the next couple of days but I did want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. As usual this time of year brings so many emotions.
I think of Mary. Such a young girl she was when that angel appeared to her. How frightened she must of been yet so obedient. Where would we be if she turned away a child that was not "hers"or "planned"? We would all be lost with out a savior to call our own.
I look at my girls from a far off land that only God could have chosen for us. They have come so far in this year that they have shared together. They have grown to be sisters and Lily says best friends.
I look at all 4 of my teenagers and the paths that they are embarking on. The road is not always smooth or easy but it their road, their journey. I pray that through out this coming year that they continue turn toward Jesus,our perfect father.
I pray for those during this Christmas season that are lonely, sad, cold and feel alone. I pray that they search and find the comfort, joy, warmth and eternal life that Jesus shares with each of His children.
God Bless you all this Christmas season!
Friday, December 18, 2009
Little Girl written by greyson
There you sit opening your presents
With family and friends around
While across the world there's a little girl
The room is filled with crying babies
Needing a mother
They think that a mother would be the best present ever
One little girl thinks about Santa
While the girl on the other side of the world thinks about how grateful she is to have a mother
After the season one by one
All the mothers lined up to get their precious babies
This poem was written by my sweet Greyson. What a great Christmas gift from her heart. I love her from the moon and back!