Two years come and gone and yet.
Am I really yours forever he asks?
Will you always love me?
Always and forever, dear one.
But my last family didn't keep me.
They were your foster family, watching over you until it was time.
Time for what?
God's appointed time for you to join your forever family, us!
But could the government change their mind and take me away?
No, buddy, you are ours, always and forever;
Just as you belong to God, always and forever.
No one can snatch you out of the Father's hand.
This Christmas Anthony has really been processing and trying to wrap his brain around the fact that he is with us forever. He has had me hold him like a baby and rock him and reassure him numerous times that he is ours forever. As we come up on the two year anniversary of his joining our family, we see his understanding of forever love growing. As he understands that our love is like the Love of our Heavenly Father, you can see the joy on his face. He still asks these questions because there are clearly still some doubts lodged in mind as he tries to comprehend the love of a family. He was with his foster family in China from about the age of 2 until we adopted him at age 8. I can only imagine how it must have felt to ripped from the only family you have ever known and how confusing that must be. Why did they let him go? Why didn't they keep him? Is it normal to be passed from one family to another?
Pray for his sweet heart and for the heart of our new little one, Eva. She joins our family in 2015. She turns 4 on January 4, and it will be hard to pass that day knowing she is on the other side of the world without us. We are praising God that we had the opportunity to purchase a birthday party celebration for her that will provide us with some new pictures!
Blessings to all in 2015,