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

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Our Stock Photo Baby Is 6 Months

I can't help it.

Each time I look up, or over, or at the photo of our sweet babe's face in one of the frames into which we have placed her, my immediate thought is, "What a gorgeous, sweet, gentle, smiley faced baby they chose for that stock photo. What a beautiful child".

It's not, "HELLO! SHE IS THE ONE MEANT FOR US".

Nope, apparently I'm still in shock. Yes, still. Nearly three weeks in and I still don't "get" it.

A report from a friend the other day (who saw her!!!) made it a little more real. Ah hem, the report made her a little more real. She was off getting her vaccinations. That's pretty darn real.

But it's still hard for me to fathom that we have been given the greatest gift of all...and she currently lives 13311 km away.

It's true though. And it's real. And she is real. And the longer I stare at the photos in the various frames, the wider the smile curves at the corners of my lips. And synapses fire shivers down my spine and up and down the hairs of my arms.

She is real.

And today, she is six months old.

4 comments:

Gretta said...

And my eyes still well up with joy for you. :)

Kelly said...

So happy for you! I pray your court date will come swiftly!
Blessings,
Kelly

Yours Truly said...

Happy 1/2 Birthday to your beautiful baby girl!

Derrick, Alysia, and Levi said...

Happy 6 months to your little sweetheart. That is so awesome. I can't wait to be able to see pictures of her. Congratulations again!

Alysia