One year ago, on the eighth anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day, we committed to adopt “Mimi”, known as “Maeve” on reecesrainbow.org.
Six months ago, we flew across the ocean and met Mimi and “Buddy” for the first time. Three weeks later, we passed court in their birth country, making us parents of three one year olds. THREE ONE YEAR OLDS! J
Five months ago, Mimi and Buddy landed on US soil and officially became US citizens. Within hours, they were both admitted to the hospital. Buddy’s stay was more precautionary and only officially lasted two days, but we stayed together as a family of five (thanks to RMH!) for the duration of Mimi’s 23 days as an inpatient.
Four months ago, we came home from the hospital on a Saturday night. I was in as much shock as I was the night we arrived home from Europe. It seemed too good to be true. After nine weeks away, having no control over when we could return home, it just felt so unreal.
When God called us to this adoption last February, and we prayerfully answered that calling though it seemed impossible to us, many of you said yes along with us. You said yes to praying faithfully and giving generously. You supported us, loved us, and cheered us on – and we are so very grateful.
You, the body of Christ, were His hands and feet scooping two small babies out of abandonment and into their forever families.
To God be the glory - great things He hath done!
Matthew 19:26 - But Jesus beheld [them], and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.