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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Thank you God, for my Daughter

Lord, am thankful that I am a parent.  I even more grateful for the specific kids you have given, Igor, Henry, and Merone.  Yesterday, June 25, marked the day Merone landed on U.S. soil for the first time.  She came to stay and for this, Candy and I are filled with thanks in deepest parts of ourselves.  One of the ways you show love for us is allowing us to parent this little girl.  

Candy, posted this picture of Merone.

 She had that sad look on her face - we disrupted her world pretty dramatically and she was powerless to voice any kind of opinion. Even the language she had was taken from her. This look on her face is a good teaching tool for adoptive parents. We do something good - give orphans permanent homes. But in doing it, we have to acknowledge the trauma they have been through, the extreme losses they have suffered. We adoptive parents bring hope to them, but it must be a hope that is willing to take time, be patient, and honor the pain they are in and the pain they've been forced to endure. I see all of that Merone's sad eyes, in June 2011.

God, I thank you for all that Merone has taught me.  

I also thank you for the smiles that eventually did come.

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