Sunday, February 24, 2013

How it is Supposed to Be


I know, I know, I told you the next post would be of us and Zak.

It's not.

We leave in one hour though so we are close, oh so very close.

I just saw some new pictures of our little buddy.

Probably the last that will be taken of him at Angel House. It appears they had a party for our little man. A "going away, you will be missed" party. There are pictures of him eating cake and of him in front of all his sweet little friends.

And then there are the pictures of him saying good-bye. Hugging his friends, getting ready to leave all he knows and my heart breaks for our little man.

We are SO excited to welcome Zak into our family. But it is SO hard to see one of your children struggling. I am praying he will let me comfort him as he grieves those he leaves behind.

I have been thinking over our time at Angel House. Sitting in a room with sweet, precious children climbing into my lap and asking for my attention. Children who are well taken care of and loved, and yet, they are children who NEED a family. The women at Angel House love on them, but they don't want them to stay. The goal is for each child to have a family of their own.

That is how it is supposed to be. 

Children are supposed to be in families.

I had the honor of sharing with Eva that one more of the Angel House children has a family waiting. She was thrilled. They love their kids, but they know that children are supposed to be in families.

In a little less than one hour we leave to welcome our son Zak into our family. 

And in spite of the pain that this transition may bring in the now, and even though my heart breaks for our sweet boy, I rejoice because I KNOW that we are what he needs. He needs a family.

That is how it is supposed to be.


Carr525 said...

Sweet Megan...praying. That's all. Just praying.

Lori Saylor said...

So excited. Praying for you all!

Our Journey to Grace and Olivia said...

I can hardly wait to see how this story unfolds. I remember looking at those sweet good bye photos of Grace and was so thankful she was loved but knew the goodbyes were so hard

Chelby said...

right at 8pm, we were putting our kids to bed. Jeff reminded Chase that you guys were getting Zak, right about that same time. Chase's response was sweet, he was so excited at the thought of you getting him. He was genuinely excited for you guys! well as Jeff and I are, too. LOVE these pictures, such mixture of emotions. Sad for the grief and loss that he will go through, but so excited he gets ALL of you! many prayers being sent your way!

Heidi Klopfenstein said...

Tears. and prayers.
You are right, children belong in thankful that Zak is now apart of your family!!

Jon y Amy said...

Praying for your sweet little guy. Aching for him too.

Kathie S. said...

Oh Megan....we are praying, too, for a smooth transition, some good bonding, and healed hurts!