Today it’s my privilege to guest post over at the Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital blog… Wishing Well.
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When Heather and I started our adoption process of bringing Losiah home back in December of 2004
, there was practically nothing available online as far as resources.
I mean I was digging in the bowels of the internet to find anything that would help us.
It was a difficult journey.
This is why I’m so pumped to let you guys in on what some of my Read more.
When Heather and I started the journey of adopting Losiah from South Korea we had .61 cents in our bank account.
Show Hope was a breath for us when we got their grant to help bring Losiah home.
Above is a video we helped them with a few months back.
If you are AT ALL interested in starting the journey of adoption, I beg you to check out all Show Hope
has to offer.
How has adoption impacted your life?
When he laughs that Elmo laugh…
I can imagine you filling a room with your contagious laugh.
When his smile lights up the room…
I can imagine your smile lighting up the fishing docks you work at.
His compassionate heart…
I know you probably give away more fish than you can afford to.
I see you when I look in them.
The determination in his face when we wrestle…
I can see the determination in your Read more.
When I look at Losiah I see my son.
I don’t see an adopted son.
I see my son.
I see a kid who chooses to stick his bony butt in my ribs when he wants to snuggle.
I see a kid who chooses to laugh at all my really bad jokes exactly like Elmo laughs.
I see a kid who chooses to practice his Power Rangers moves on my head.
I see a kid who chooses me everyday to be his father in spite of Read more.
Hey kid. Quit looking at me like that. You know it works…
You were only 7 months old.
So small. So tiny. So perfect.
It was cloudy outside and the roar of Korean diesel trucks was louder than our failed attempt of thanks happening inside that fluorescent lit room.
There were a few things hanging on the wall and a tv in the corner of the room.
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“Daddy? Can we pray for my Oma tonight at dwinna?”
Losiah’s Oma is his foster mom. She took care of him from month 1 of his life till month 7 when she so lovingly handed him over to us.
“What do you want to pray for her about buddy?” I asked.
“Dunno. I just wuv her. She took care of me.”
“Let’s do it. Dinner. It’s a date.”
“But daddy… I love you too”
I smiled and walked out.
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A couple weeks ago Losiah and I told you
about my involvement as an ambassador for Both Ends Burning
. So many of you responded and signed the petition to change the broken system of international adoption. If you haven’t joined me in STEP 1, do it today!
The task is huge, but Craig’s vision and passion to fix it are HUGER. (a lot like my biceps.)
Straight from the dashboard of my car today: here Read more.