Family 2013

Family 2013
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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Free Baby FREE :)

Some seriously happy, giddy parents of 6 !!

This is the amazing beautiful room that we received our new birth certificate for Taya. The sweet lady played music and presented her new bc to us :) it was so sweet and touching.

Benji's favorite caregiver and his best friend :)

Bundled up and walking out to a life with a forever family :)
Taya was NOT happy to be changed :( she wanted me to hold
Mama and Taya in the car finally and never to see that HOT SAD, ROOM again! She was highly stressed and was doing alot of clicking and rocking. She worked herself up a bit getting changed . My heart broke walking out and past all the kids in her room I would never see again. I felt so sick and defeated like I had let them down by just walking out of their lives....and leaving them there. To fight to matter to someone everyday. To fight to survive , to fight to smile. To fight to be loved.



Kristi J said...

wow...congrats..and my heart hurts with yours tonight just reading that...your babes are beautiful, kj

Gretchen Thibault said...

Great pictures Maria. Oh, so sweet to see them go, so darn painfully said to leave all of the others. I hate that. How can get all of them??

Stephanie @ Ralphcrew said...

Wonderful photos! So so so happy the children are in your care now. I cried like a baby the day I brought the boys out of the orphanage. I really miss those other little sweeties. Who will sing to them now? *sigh*

KSL64 said...

Great to see photos of you and your kids "free." As my Guatemalan adoption did not involve an orphanage, I can only imagine how hard it was to leave. Safe travels home.


The Best Family said...

congratulations!! what mixed emotions you must have felt walking out for that last time . . . truly bittersweet. best wishes for a smooth and safe journey home with the newest members of your family!

Kelly said...

So happy to hear that you are home..I know the Lord will do great things with the burden your heart carries for the children who are still there. Keep being their voice!!

G-Zell said...

How exciting. Sweet Taya.. Oh my heart just sank reading your post about the other children :( God bless them all.

"...Once our eyes are opened, we can't pretend we don't know what to do. God who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls knows that we know, and holds us responsible to ACT..." Proverbs 24:12

"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world." James 1:27
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