People are excited about how the process is moving. Yes, it's a step. But I compare it to a step on a treadmill. There's movement, but we aren't going anywhere. We're still in IBESR. We still don't have dispensation.
I'm not being negative here. It's more realism. At this point we still have no idea when she'll be home.
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Yesterday I had the absolute joy of meeting another adopting mama friend. She was in town from Utah and we were able to spend the afternoon together. It was wonderful to meet face-to-face and talk about all the things we've been emailing about for months. We could have spent the weekend together, talking and crying the entire time.
I scheduled some time for us to meet another friend who has a son from Nigeria. Their story is on the front page of the Pioneer Press today. You can read about their love story here: Karen and Moses
This, my friends, is what it's all about.
Moses is the most beautiful, happy, loving child you'll ever meet. His eyes tell the story of the love for his mother - a woman who fought for years to bring him home.
In one part of the article Karen talks about Joshua. She has a new mission. She wants to help Joshua find his forever family. Her non-profit has agreed to pay for some of the expenses (non adoption related) to bring him home. You see can his picture here: Joshua has the same smile as Moses. The smile warm your heart and stir your soul.
The numbers have changed my friends. 160 million. 160 million children who need a mom and/or a dad to love them, care for them, nurture them. Bring them home.
Life isn't about 401k's and savings accounts and new cars. Life isn't about being comfortable and not upsetting the apple cart. Life isn't about 'I deserve...'
We are called to be a voice for those who have none.