A part of being a Mama is being a comforter. I enjoy this role very much. It is very rewarding to be able with a kiss and a kind word to make your child's boo-boo's go away.
When Eben and Joel first came home they were baffled by the kiss the boo-boo routine, but they quickly warmed to it, and now readily come to me to help make their owies better.
As those of you who have adopted older children know there are many boo-boos of the heart you can't simply kiss and make all better.
One of the hardest things Eben and Joel have dealt with is that they have siblings who are still living in Ghana. They love their siblings very much. They love them and miss them every day. They have wonderful stories and memories of them.
We would have gladly adopted them with Eben and Joel (and even had our homestudy written to reflect that once we learned of them), but the extended family did not put them into orphanage care.
A few weeks ago we learned that the siblings were indeed coming into care... we hoped and prayed we could adopt them, so they could all be reunited and live as siblings once again.
Last Friday we were told that this would not happen as Ghana believes we have too many children already. Honestly, this news has been heartbreaking for us all.
Thank you so much for praying for the opportunity which was set before us. It was a blessing for Eben and Joel to see that we were ready and willing to love their siblings and welcome them into our family.
We don't understand the how and why over this, but we do know that God is good, and we praise Him. Jim and I can not make this all better for our boys, but God can bring healing.
Please pray for wounded hearts to heal, and pray that God would raise up a family that these precious children can go home to.
Thank you so much for your prayers. They have humbled and blessed us greatly.