Sunday, March 18, 2012

sleep, glorious sleep

Tonight I'm overwhelmed that God chose Chris and me for this journey. We were two young married "kids" that definitely felt called to adoption. Did we know then what we know now? No way (we thought the dossier was difficult). Would I go back and do it all over again knowing what we've gone through. Yes! Yes! A thousand times YES!! Eliana is our beautiful gift from God. Her name means, "God has answered our prayers." And, He did just that with our sweet Guatemalan girl. We prayed to be different. We prayed to live radically. We begged God to bring her home, and He did. She has such an undeniable beauty. Her smile is amazing...her sense of humor is hilarious. I love that she wants to be with us and that when we drive up to our house, she says "home sweet home!" God is answering our cries for help for our sweet girl. SHE IS SLEEPING. Those three words are changing our life. She is smiling and cuddling...things that haven't happened in months. I feel like we are seeing sides of our little girl that we have never really seen. Is she still hurting and anxious? Yes. And I ache for that part of her to be healed. I am wrestling through a lot right now (will share more later), but tonight I am praising God for rest.


Kim & Dave said...

Oh....I'm so thankful! I know we have never met, but I do pray for you every time you post about some new struggle or victory! Praising the Lord w/ you for REST. "For so He gives His beloved ones SLEEP."

Ashleigh said...

That is fantastic! When we did attachment therapy with our son, we were shocked at how our whole world improved when he started sleeping more. Praying her mind & body will be peaceful all night long :)

Bekah said...

YES! This is so wonderful to hear!

Erin said...

Simply put, you are amazing.

BeccaAnn said...

I am so happy to read this post. I have been thinking about y"all a lot lately, wondering how Eliana is doing. It is wonderful news to know she is sleeping and that you all can sleep now too! Lots of Love!

Laurie said...

To see those words SHE IS SLEEPING just brings tears to my eyes! I am so thankful. Can you imagine anyone else being her mama and daddy? God places the perfect children with the perfect families! Big hugs to you all!

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