"for I know that through your prayers and God’s provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ what has happened to me will turn out for my deliverance." Philippians 1:19
realized as I watched this that I have seen ALMOST every one of these pictures over the past year. I have enjoyed following your journey! I'm sure it must have been difficult to decide which photos to include and that you could have easily made an hour-long video with all the beautiful memories. Lucas just shines, no matter what the situation or emotion. So special!! Such a huge heart! Thank you for sharing and for the fresh tears this morning!
you are so sweet. Thanks for following the journey with us.
I agree with Cassandra (about the tears too!)and I feel so blessed to be able to follow this incredible journey and to know someone as precious as Lucas. He has been placed into a very special family and it is so clearly God-ordained. I cannot wait to see what the Lord has in store for him and how he will be used in a very powerful way for His glory.
just cried while i watched. oh what the Lord has done in the last year!! made me wonder what you were thinking as you looked back on those first days knowing what you know now about his personality, heart, etc. love you all so much!!
Heidi, I am curious: how does Lucas remember those few days in China with his new family? Does he remember meeting you? Does he remember the fun things you did together? Does he remember how he felt? Sorry if this is too personal. I can understand the perspective of an adult looking back at this time, but I just wonder what a child feels and remembers about it.
Pam, We were just talking about that yesterday while we were looking at more pictures, etc. from our trip. He filled us in on it a little more. He did say he was scared. I don't really think he knew what was happening other than he wasn't going back to the orphanage. He was told we would care for him,etc but I'm sure he didn't fully understand what that was going to mean. Now he doesn't want to go back. (unless he is really mad at me....but that's just kid stuff---get as far away from the consequences as possible..=)He definitely remembers it. I'm thinking of videotaping his comments about it today so we will have those remaining memories for the future.
Amy, funny that you ask about what I felt and still feel. I remember how my heart was just breaking alongside him. I felt sort of helpless and mean...but at the same time knew it was going to end well. I feel like it is always still a process. I am not sure you ever really "get there" fully, but we will see. Sometimes my heart still breaks. Sometimes I don't think about it at all and just walk through the days. I'm sure you know what that is about. I also now look back and sometimes think he was being a little booger some days. Knowing he can be a little booger now...=) He is SOOO much better than the first weeks/months, but man he gave us a run for our money a few times with spazing fits. I'm so glad that is over. Without sounded rude--it was like breaking a wild horse some days. Of course being a child the process is a lot different but man! Now I forget that he really has come so far. I cannot wait to see what each year brings as far as growth, development and maturity. =)
A truly AMAZING journey and hard to believe it's only a year ago.Thanks for sharing - I loved seeing all those moments again.HAPPY FAMILY DAY, JUNDTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!