Nov 26, 2008

So very Grateful...

I wanted to end National Adoption Month with one last post. If you haven't read about Braxton's adoption you can do that HERE. You might also want to check out Shanna's blog too, and read her side of the story plus her beautiful testimony of adoption.

We have been so very blessed to be apart of the miracle of adoption. Without it I would not have the opportunity to experience motherhood. I would not have a family to call my own. These sweet kids are my sunshine! I know I can speak for Zach as well when I say that they truly make us whole. They are EVERYTHING to us. I am so very grateful for adoption, for Bri, for Shanna and their families and to our future birth mom's as well.

Here are the lyrics to one of my new favorite songs it is called Delivery, listen to it RIGHT HERE.
(Cherie Call) She was only seventeen and she knew she couldn't keep him
But at that very moment she wished that she could try
He was sleeping in her arms with his hand around her finger
When a woman came and told her it was time to say goodbye
So she wrapped him in a blanket as her tears fell on his head
And she sent him with a letter, and this is what it said; "I delivered you from Heaven, from God's gentle loving care
And I've entrusted you to mortals who have wished and prayed you there
They will be your earthly parents Listen well to what they say
So they can deliver you back to Heaven And I'll meet you there someday"

One day a few weeks later someone gave her a letter And as she read the words she had to wipe the tears away It said, "We don't know how to thank you There are things that words can't say He's the sunshine and the happiness that brightens all our days And we couldn't live without him, and we love him as our own He has filled the empty spaces in our family and our home You delivered him from Heaven, something only you could do And you have trusted us to love him and to teach him what is true You have been our earthly angel And I hope you know we pray That we can deliver him back to Heaven And that we'll meet you there someday And even though you may not get to hold him for a while A piece of you will be with him Every time he smiles And when he looks at his reflection, he'll see traces of the face Of the one who made the sacrifice to send him to this place Last night we read a story of a man who had a son Who was from a different father, but he loved him as his own And as he laid Him in a manger there were angels that were singing And he knew that as a father he would never be alone There are times we feel like Joseph We need help from up above And when you gave your son, you showed that father's kind of love When you delivered him from Heaven From God's gentle loving care
And you entrusted him to mortals who had wished and prayed him there
And when this life's laid out before us I hope we all can say That we delivered this child together When we meet again someday We'll deliver him back to heaven
And we'll meet you there someday.