Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Much More

The boys received a request for a play date the other day and it gave me a good laugh. Setting up such events never occurs to me because we are a play date. 10% of the kindergarten class lives in our house and they are the best of buddies.




Sweet Boy is doing so well. These pictures were taken at our favorite park, this weekend. Last year, he spent the first several trips sitting by me, unmoving, on the bench.

He was numb - too anxious to care - too troubled to try.

Now, I watch him run to the top and race down the slides. Sometimes he is too quick and skids down the rock wall, only to pick himself up and try it, again. Anyone watching would move on from the scene. He looks like every other boy...but I know the truth.

He is much more.

Our adoption finalization hearing is next Friday and it overwhelms my heart to think about handing this boy forever. We've known it from the start and he knows it, now, but hearing the judge say the words will open a new chapter to his story.

We will never erase the scars, but we will exchange his case number for a last name. The people that come into his life will stay. The home he grows in will be safe. The family that loves him will point to destiny.

In moments of such rich reward, I look back and thank God for every piece of the passage. The days of defeat, tears of frustration, and broken calls to heaven, sure up this victory in a way that blots the past and prompts me to ask, Lord, what now...or perhaps who?

It only takes but one breath of rest for our souls to surge to order, pick up the fight, and carry on.


16 comments:

  1. Praise God! So happy for him!!!!

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  2. Happy Dancing! Can't wait for FOREVER!!

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  3. Thank you God! Sweet boy will have a forever home & family. He's a cutie as are Ty & LJ

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  4. His progress is amazing. You've all put so much effort into it and not everyone would have been able to. You are what he needed. I continue to be so happy for that Sweet Boy.

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  5. This post made me so happy!!!

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  6. I cannot wait to hear Sweet Boy is officially a Pinchback (and then Little Miss of course). What sweet work your family is doing and your children will move mountains one day because of it!

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  7. God is good. Sometimes it's hard to see it when we're in the weeds, but we have to keep trusting that he has the best in mind for us. So grateful for Sweet Boy and the permanency he will know so soon.

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  8. So happy for all of you, but especially him!!

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  9. Counting down the days! Great to see a bit more of his beautiful face. Hoping we'll see more pics after the 17th?

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    1. Yes! I will also start using his name. Although the boys think it is hysterical that he gets a special blog name :)

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    2. Haha. The boys read your blog?!?! I can just see the three of them sitting down reading what mom thinks of their day to day life... and then telling Little Miss all about it. Your kids are adorable. :)

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  10. That's so awesome! I saw him and your husband Sunday at church while I was putting my son in his car seat. It just brought such a smile to my face knowing that his special day was coming up soon!

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  11. oh mama!! that smile!!! the future!! the change and the love God has for him.. and you… magical!! still here daily to read and pray with you for him… and all the other babies…. stinking of you daily xx Lin xx

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  12. What a sweet posting. I'm so excited.

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  13. I was lying in bed just now and it popped into my head, "Sweet boys big day is only a day and a half away!" So excited for you all!! I have follows your blog for about a year as we have been walking the fost/adopt rode too. Prayers for your family and CONGRATULATIONS SWEET BOY!!

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  14. I was at church the other night and said a prayer for you and your family. Thank you for sharing your journey. You are loved.

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