Sitting on a beach in Hawaii this summer, his little guy came by to visit me while I was watching everyone in the water. He was pretty perplexed why I wasn't out there with them. Or maybe he just wanted to know why I wasn't eating anything. He is a red-crested cardinal and he made me smile.
Laying awake for hours waiting for it to be time. A bumpy taxi ride. Washed-out muddy streets. A locked metal gate opened before us. A long driveway. Up six steps, we are ushered into the care center living room.
And then this:
My son. The first time I am able to take him in my arms. To kiss him and tell him I love him. We are together. My heart will never be the same.
Leaving leaves behind this evening. But before we do I have just one more picture to post for Thematic Photographic this week.
Autumn 2007. This was the first fall my baby experienced here in the Land of Enchantment. Can't believe it was two years ago. We went out in the backyard for another first for her - a family photo. We took many pictures that day and this was one of them. This one must have left a more lasting impression on her though, because she talked about it for months and months afterwards..."Remember when we threw those leaves in the air...?"
I'm a homeschooling SAHM to 7 children - 5 homemade children (19, 17, 15, 12 & 10) & 2 seven year old Ethiopian treasures. I married my college sweetheart, Pastormac, back in 1989. I like Coke Zero. I was grafted into the True Vine at age 13. I want others, especially my children, to see Jesus in me.
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