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10.25.2011

Well Said...

I've been a bad blogger lately... mostly it's busyness- teaching, coaching, responsibilities at home and at church. Some of it though is due to the heaviness of the wait. Yes, we're close, closer than we've ever been, and yet somehow it's become so unreal to us over these long months that I can't imagine our phone ever ringing with that 703 area code that tells us it's our referral. We're number 1 on the list for an infant boy, the call could come any day, but there is still a genuine fear that it will never come. 


Someone shared this on our agency's yahoo group, and I thought it was so beautifully articulated. I know many people who have walked and are walking very painful journeys, but I don't know many at all that have walked the particular one that we are on. Sometimes it's helpful to hear from someone who has:
"The English language lacks the words to mourn an absence. For the loss of a parent, grandparent, spouse, child or friend, we have all manner of words and phrases, some helpful, some not. Still we are conditioned to say something, even if it is only "I'm sorry for your loss." But for an absence, for someone who was never there at all, we are wordless to capture that particular emptiness. For those who deeply want children and are denied them, those missing babies hover like silent ephemeral shadows over their lives. Who can describe the feel of a tiny hand that is never held?" - Laura Bush

4 comments:

Rochelle said...

Wow. So glad to hear you are finally at #1, but I can't imagine the fears and waiting that even comes just with that. Thank you for sharing your heart in this, and for sharing that other person's post. I got all choked up today walking around Hallmark, seeing signs about Grandma's loving their grandkids, and suddenly it hit me that I had no idea if I'd ever get to give my parents grandkids. It really got to me today. I can't imagine the wait you guys have had to go through, but just know that there's a part of me that does understand... and I truly am so very sorry that the heartache continues. Praying word comes soon, and praying for you to continue to feel God's presence in the midst of such heartache.

Chad, Kim and Kassidy De Jager said...

Praying for you, Don, and that babe God has hand-picked to be part of your family!

Heidi said...

Just prayed for you this morning, Sara, and am so glad to read you're number 1. I can only imagine the hardship that still exists.

sweetteaandtaters said...

Keeping you guys in my prayers every week. Thanks for updating the blog. Missing you dear friend!