"And He took the children in His arms, put His hands on them and blessed them." (Mark 10:16)

Sunday, April 7, 2013

How many kids are here?

This was the question that sent me into tears. I am not angry about the question or the person who asked it.  I am angry my kids aren’t here.  All the kids in the family lined up to hunt Easter eggs.  It was adorable.  I thought contributing $6 to the prize egg would make me feel better. It didn’t.  I thought hiding the eggs would feel better.  It didn’t.  I thought helping a child find an egg would feel better.  It didn’t.  All I could think was “man, I wish my kids were here.“  Three years later that is all I can think about.  And I still believe they will hunt Easter eggs here – along with their super sweet cousins. 

But if anything brought a smile, it was this guy - determined to find eggs and ready to wrestle for them.  I find hope - every day I look for hope.  And I have hope our boys will hunt eggs with their  cousins, laugh at their big white family, and get hugs from all these people who love them so much!

"Rejoice in hope. Be patient in tribulation.  Be constant in prayer." (Romans 12:12)


  1. Laura,

    I keep you and your boys in my prayers and keep them prominently displayed on my refrigerator- that way when someone asks I can tell them to join me in praying that they come home soon.

    I remember the difficulty of waiting and the hard questions. I know it's not easy, but I also know the Lord will bless you in your waiting and when you finally have them home.

  2. Hi Laura,

    I have an adoption fundraising idea I'd like to share with you. Could you email me at mlee@coupaide.com?


    Matthew Lee