Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Reflections of love and a nice surprise!

This little guy is our Samuel. He came to live with us straight from the hospital. Samuel has such a beautiful story, we named him Samuel and the adoptive parents were given his information and they asked what we were calling him, when she was told that we were calling him Samuel she cried, that was the name they had chosen for thier new son. She said it was if it were a confirmation from God that this was really happening and they soon would bring their son home. They chose the name Samuel because they had prayed for a child for a long time, She would always refer to the story of Hannah and said that if God were to bless her with a child, if that child were to be a boy, she would name him Samuel.

This is Samuel with his mommy on the day they came to pick him up from our home. I still can't get over the way they gazed at each other, it brings tears to my eyes still to this day!
This is Gabbie with "her" Samuel. She was ( is) nuts about him!! He lives far away now, but he's forever in our hearts and memories!


This was one of the very first photos I took of him after bringing him home. I can't even tell you how wonderfully sweet our time with him was. ( yes, I'm crying again.. dang it!!)



We will love him for the rest of our days!! Samuels parents surprised us by writing an article about their adoption experience and did a write up on our family for an adoption newletter, We got it right around Christmas. It was my favorite gift! To know that someone see's our hearts and knows that we loved their child with all our hearts was such a blessing to our family. They got it, they really got it. It's hard to convey how much we love these kids.. we get alot of " well you should be used to it by now ( the goodbyes)" or " You don't have them long enough to get too attached" Huh? WHAT? I'm attached when I get the call, sight unseen. The thought of them disapearing out of our lives forever is a scary one. Thank you, Thank you for knowing how much we loved your precious little Samuel and now we have been given the gift of your friendship to boot! We love you!!


5 comments:

Marie said...

What a beautiful post! You're right, how do you ever get used to letting a child go, even when you know he/she is going to a good home? What a beautiful baby!

Lola....L..O..L..A....lo--oh--luh! said...

I think what you do, for these sweet children, is amazing! I adopted my son from an orphanage in Haiti, and I will forever be grateful to the women that cared for him when I couldn't. You are an Angel!

Lola....L..O..L..A....lo--oh--luh! said...

OK! Now I have to comment after you re-commented....
I would definately adopt again if I had the money, and a new vehicle! 6 kids fill up the SUV.

The days I spent with the children in the Orphanage were some of the most beautiful days of my life!

Jackie said...

We got that newsletter...and I ran around the house saying "Those were OUR Care-Parents!"...I've shown everyone I meet :-)

We're in the process to become Foster Parents now, in Hawaii, and hope to transer the home-study part when we PCS....

Jill said...

It's a Wonderful, Caring thing you do for these Kiddo's *heart*

Thanks for sharing about Samuel :)