We have only been away from our three oldest children for 2 weeks, and that was for Elia’s adoption. We haven’t been away from Elia for more than 36 hours. Deep breath.
Today I’m feeling the enormity of what lies ahead for all of us. Over a month of separation. In light of eternity, it is a mere breath, but in light of my present reality, it seems almost eternal.
Bringing Aiden into our family will change us forever. I am so proud of my children for walking into this adoption with hearts wide open. I am so proud that understand James 1:27 and the “spirit of adoption” so deeply that though the sacrifice of the next month will be intense, they know that it has eternal value.
When I think of the moments of pain my heart is about to experience in being separate from four of my children in order to rescue one, I have to force myself to look beyond the month of February. It really is just a vapor.
Though it is so hard for this human heart of mine to be pulled in so many directions and bear so many emotional responses at once, my heart is willing to bear it.