Saturday, July 14, 2007

Motherly Thoughts

I have been thinking so much about our reunion - we had such a great time and enjoyed seeing everyone again, but I am drawn always back to how the girls reacted to each other. I was just amazed - it was like those girls saw each other and all fear was gone - even the girls that often are usually more shy in public. My mind says there is just no way they can remember each other, but the reality was that they reacted toward each other like it was just normal to be together. Even Chloe, who can often be clingy in public, left my side and played with her Pingjiang friends like they did it together everyday. Now, as we are all back home, I just sit and ponder ~ do they have a bond that goes back much deeper than anything I can imagine? After spending almost a year together at the beginning of their lives, many even sleeping in the same room everyday during that time, how deep does that go? I will probably never even know....but it sure was something to see.

26 comments:

Steffie B. said...

Like I said.....A Magical Weekend!

Mr.Brian said...

How wonderful it would have been if you could have been in their minds for just a short time to know what they were all thinking.

nikki said...

OK, I would be crying now...it WAS something else to see! Can't wait to see it again. They are some pretty special girls and their bond does run deep -- and so does ours!

Kim said...

That is a wonderful picture, all the girls together. I can't wait until it's my turn :)

Jewels of My Heart said...

What a special and beautiful photograph. Your post touched me as well. For some reason it makes me kind of sad.... I guess it reminds me of how all our children had in the beginnings of their lives is the other babies with them... When my Hannah cried and was afraid I can't help but wonder if the only comfort she found was in the baby sharing her crib. It also makes me sad because she doesn't have any of her Jiangxi girls with her. And I want her to have other friends from China to grow up with.... thank you for sharing and for listening.

kris said...

I think there must be bonds created- it doesn't take language, speech, or words to create that. It goes much deeper.

JulieM said...

What a precious picture .... what an awesome plan God had and has for each of these precious girls...what an awesome God we serve!!!!

Sandra said...

First of all, I LOVE that picture!!! And I do believe that our girls somehow share a bond with their China Sisters...

Dawn said...

That picture is absolutely priceless. You could put it on greeting cards and sell them, it is so darling. What a magical time. You do have to wonder how deep their memories go and how lucky they were to have each other then and now.

Kimber said...

I love this picture. I am sure their bond runs very deep!

Kim

lnipper said...

Beautiful photo of all the girls. What a blessing to have each other than and now in their lives.

LaLa said...

It does amaze you doesn't it ... Annslee does the same thing when we get together with her Qichun sisters...

LOVE the photo!

Janet said...

That is so nice! I think maybe they do bond like that.

ADELE said...

Oh what a precious picture. I think I would have to have that enlarged and framed if I were you. I loved this post. It brought tears to my eyes. Thanks for sharing.

Julie said...

The picture is beautiful!! I agree with you that although our mind can't understand it, there is a bond between these girls. We saw the same thing at our travel group reunion. It is an amazing thing to see. Thanks for sharing!

Carey said...

Wow. What a beautiful picture. What a wonderful thing that you can get them together again. It's a blessing.

Holly said...

That is such a priceless picture! They are all so gorgeous.

ShaggaBear said...

That is an amazing picture! The girls are so sweet together. What a great memory to have. Do you all get together every year?

Beckyb said...

382Shaggabear - we are hoping to AT LEAST do every other year - we will see, I guess. I'd love EVERY YEAR, but making a trip to TN every year would be hard for us!!

Mommy Spice said...

I love, love, love that picture. You know, there's no telling what these little ones remember; even if they don't realize it.

Olivia said...

That is such a beautiful picture!!!

GWEN OATSVALL said...

Amen ... God is so mighty and I feel he allowed those girls to love each other at such a young age to sustain them until we got there ... It was amazing to see them together !!! Can't wait for the next one ...

redmaryjanes said...

It was beautiful that you brought them back together.

jennifer said...

That is so neat to think of that. And wonderful that ya'll have gotten them together. What a wonderful gift to them.

J said...

The girls in our group were all 10-11 months at adoption. One of the little girls seems particularly close to my daughter. She often talks about her and would tell her mother about our daughter at the orphanage, comments like "Emma cry in China, Emma sleep with me" Recently, we were lucky enough to get pictures of the girls while they were at the orphanage... weren't we surprised to see the girls' cribs were side by side. Could they possibly remember, we really don't think so, but... Anyhow, beautiful pic!

The Shocks said...

Hannah wasn't as clingy after a while.

When you are harvesting your crops and forget to bring in a bundle of grain from your field, don't go back to get it. Leave it for the foreigners, orphans and widows. Then the LORD your God will bless you in all you do.
~Deuteronomy 24:19

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