December 19 is HOME DAY for our family; many adoptive families recognize it as “gotcha day.” Today. A day of great joy. I can’t imagine what life would be without this day. It’s unthinkable.
And, I could never have imagined all the days we have had together since that day. But. I will tell you the first time I held Tim, the moment I had prayed about, believed would happen, and waited for many years to occur, is still one of the greatest moments of my life. It was as if heaven and earth collided when God gave me the desire of my heart.
Today is not just about joy. It’s about hope.
Today’s joy and hope flow from the power of love.
I’m grateful, so grateful for today.
Today . . . light the candle symbolizing hope . . . light the candle symbolizing love . . . and light the candle symbolizing joy.
WAITING for Tim’s plane . . . we had WAITED for years . . . but the last four hours were excruciating. I forgot how young we were! I mean. Seriously.
My momma and sister WAITING in the first row. Tricia and my dad sat behind them.
Gregg and Chris.
Chris entertained us all. As always.
Kelly and Chris.
A holy moment in my life. I will never forget when Tim was handed to me.
Dad introduced his grandsons to one another.
(Written by Kerrie Carlisle Palmer © 2014 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)