If you have ever been in doubt about the value of adopting older children, watch this:
What do you think? Did Meredith’s reaction surprise you? Did you get choked up like I did?
I want to add a few thoughts. From the little bit I understand of this story (and it is very little), the mom had known Meredith for a number of years, and she had lived with them for six months prior to their decision to adopt her. They knew she was safe with their children, and they knew she would be receptive to being adopted.
These are very important keys to their story – which is beautiful.
After church we have big plans to spend the afternoon decorating gingerbread houses and playing games. I am not a natural game player, but this is something I am trying to cultivate out of love for my kids. I told Russ that I need to commit to playing one game each day during Christmas break, even if it is only a quick round of Dutch Blitz.
How are you spending your Sunday?
#561 – 570 giving thanks
a long walk with Russ on Saturday
Starbucks in the middle
sunshine all day long
Ladybug and Sunshine’s beautiful piano recital
a new Advent tradition from Aunt Laura
my nephew, Drew, graduating from JMU today
Dimples gentle and sweet all evening
enthusiastic cleaning up before dinner last night
reading A Little House Christmas before tucking kids in last night
Samuel spending his Saturday night with kids from the youth group he leads
Have a happy day.