Publish his glorious deeds among the nations. Tell everyone about the amazing things he does.
--1 Chronicles 16:24
What does that mean? The Mountain of S?
Well my S...my baby girl has had the hardest time with our adoptions from the beginning. She was the baby of the family, and for all intents and purposes an only child because Z lived with his father.
So the addition of another child, much younger, and in need of so much attention really rocked her world. She loved him eventually...but she felt...replaced.
Then came E-man. She wasn't vocal about her concern, but she wasn't pleased that we were adopting again. Especially after we got home and our world was turned upside down with his medical needs and all the issues. That first 8 months or so were a kicker for ALL of us.
We have had many a conversation about it. Talking through her hurts and her sadness. We relied on her alot to help care for the boys in the beginning which didn't help ease her resentment.
But as things have settled. The boys have found their places in the family, we have found our places together, and we have eased her responsibility considerably when it comes to them. Life has become ...well... good again. She is in love with the boys and they love her. She posted on FB the other day how great it was to come home to her brothers shouting her name in excitement just because she's home.
The other night she and I were out together and were discussing our new boys. She said to me, "Mom, I am really pretty excited about this adoption. I really just can't wait to have them home!" If I weren't driving I may have fallen over. She went on to say that she had told a friend that as well...and the friend was also very surprised.
She is coming with me on this mission trip, where we pray we will have the opportunity to visit with the boys... and she's so very excited for it all.
This is HUGE!
God has worked this adoption in such amazing ways...some that would seem small to others...but so very huge in the scheme of life.
God is SO cool!!! :)