Tuesday, July 8, 2008

tears

I sit here with tears streaming down my face as I view the beautiful photos of a family currently in Ethiopia getting their little baby girl. Yes, I've been doing okay since finding out we wouldn't be traveling this summer.... for lots of reasons. However, in this moment, my heart is breaking knowing that I will never hold Malachi as young as this families little girl. I will be missing many months with him.... unnecessarily.

Anyway, as for this family.... say a prayer for them, as they have found out since arriving in ET, that some paper work had a minor mistake - yet a mistake that could force them to remain in ET for 1 to 2 extra weeks. Pray for the courts favor.

5 comments:

brandts brandts everywhere said...

if I could hug you and listen to you, I would. I wish I could.

Angie said...

Oh, Jody. :( I just looked through those photos (what a gorgeous baby!) and I'm sure they were hard for you to see, although I know your heart rejoices for that family. You WILL hold Malachi someday, and while he won't be as tiny, he'll be just as warm and real and part of your family. Praying for you today...

Jody Britton said...

Now that the tears have passed, and after reading Angies comment... I certainly want to state that YES, I'm thrilled for that family. And as for being sad about Malachi's size...it's just a reminder to me that he had to grow for so long without the security of our family. But of course...I will love him regardless! (I know, no one probably thought I didn't feel these things...but I wanted to state it anyway.)

Dena said...

What beautiful pictures! Jody, my sweet, you'll have those pictures too! Even though your arms are not around him right now...Jesus' are. I know that those kinds of comments can sound trite and uber-religous...but still there is truth in it.

I wish I could be there to take the pictures of you and Aaron and Malachi when it does happen!!

Praying for you...(and crying as I watch the slideshow again)

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