The place God calls you is the place where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet.
-Buechner

Monday, January 25, 2010

Firsts

Proof that Imagine is truly back.
That it is better than ever.
That it is stronger and more progressive.
That it is transparent and more supportive.

Proof that all us parents are more strongly united.
That we support each other more than ever.
That we know each other more than ever.
That we are more encouraging and excited than ever.

December 16 the first several referrals were realized.

Sometime last night while we were all sleeping, a birth mother in Addis Ababa relinquished her parental rights and a judge ruled in favour of this little girl's new parents in Canada.

Our first Imagine family passed court.
They passed on the first try.
They are parents to one beautiful little girl.

Proof that Imagine has risen.

Proof that family is being created.

Proof that we can do this.

5 comments:

Dana said...

why is it that I can't read your blog without shivers down my back and tears welling up in my eyes. I'm praising God for this miraculous success.

Chad, Laura and Sara said...

This is really something to amazing. Our hard long work is paying off and it feels sooooo good. Never stand between a muma and her babe - you will ALWAYS lose!

L

Natalie and Chris said...

What a great post. Do you mind if I share it on my blog? Absolutely great. Thank you

Kimmyann said...

Hoping all the families get their little ones home sooner rather than later.

Dana said...

Ashleigh, I'm so glad you commented and said that you would re-recommend. We've just started a training course through CAS in Ontario. I'm under the understanding that our home study will be transferrable to an International Program. We were looking at Mission of Tears but have some reservations. I was wanting to ask for a long time if Imagine has had any talk of taking new applicants but I didn't want that to sound insensitive or whatever. hmmm, maybe some of this should have been sent in a private email? At any rate, I love reading your story and reading about how you're growing.