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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Full Circle moment

Last week I had the pleasure of experiencing a full circle moment that could take your breath away.  Last year a few days after meeting Finn for the first time we were lucky enough to visit her orphanage.  It was  probably the most heartbreaking day of my life and the faces of the hundreds of children I saw still haunt me.  But this is not a story of sorrow, this is pure joy.  While I was at the orphanage I had the priviledge of holding this precious child, Josie
Her Mama and I had "spoken" and she had asked if I could take a photo of her when I was there.  Well I got to hold her and hug on her and she was such a sweet girl, it was hard to walk away even  knowing he parents would be there in just a few weeks get her. 
Well just over a year later and our family just happened to be passing through the town where she lives with her beautiful family so we couldn't miss the chance for a quick reunion.  

These beautiful girls don't yet understand the enormity of this quick breakfast at a Cr@cker B@rrel, and that is wonderful.. We hope to be able to get them together over the years because the fact that these girls slept right next to each other for their first year and a half, they heard the cries and heart beats.  There is a bond of family between these little ladies.  I hope that someday they can forge a friendship that will help them heal some of the holes that they may feel.  

Plus she just happens to have the most wonderful, beautiful family which makes it very easy to want to stay connected!  Don't they look alike?  I just think they are too cute for words :)

Also, talk about coincidence, while we were on the Disn@y cruise, I met a family with two beautiful girls from China.  While we were talking we figured out that her daughter and Finn were also from the same orphanage and were there at the same time!  We did get one photo, but I didn't ask her if I could post it, so I don't feel right doing so.  But it was just so neat to see what a small world we are living in.  All the way from Dongguan City China, and Finn meets two of her buddies within a week.  Amazing. 

13 comments:

Sarabeth Hudson said...

Very cool!

On another note, as we got phone calls today from teachers, I had to remind myself more than once that calling you to see who your kids got wouldn't mean nearly the same thing this year as last. Bummer! Well....soon enough we'll have some gym time or something to keep us caught up with each other.

Joy ~ Doodlebug ~ said...

The girls are just too cute together!! It's great that they can keep a close bond and keep in touch!

I see ya'll had fun on your Disney Cruise. Luckyyy!

Blessings,
Joy :)

Cheri said...

How neat! It is precious to have the pictures.

Truly Blessed said...

I love "Full Circle Moments" -- we had one too and I am so blessed to keep in contact with our older daughter's cribmates from her orphanage.

So glad you had these meetings -- glad you are able to keep those connections open!

Melissa said...

How awesome is that? Wow!!!! Both of these girls look alike and are too beautiful for words! I am so happy that they have a real chance at life!!!!
Loved looking on FB at the pics of your cruise. I'm jealous! I've heard the Disney Cruise is the best!

rgshrs said...

OH that is amazing! I love it! Those two are precious together! They do look a lot alike. Very, very cool stuff:)

Kathleen said...

Just got back from the beach and am DELIGHTED to read about your cruise and the amazing full-circle moment! Induced what one of my girlfriends calls "Holy Ghost bumps" (ie - goosebumps!) Truly amazing to put the girls' past/futures together. On a sidenote...did I read someone's comment correctly?? Are you on (gasp!!) FACEBOOK?!? You caved in to the Dark Side!!! (dang it...you were my lone holdout...now I might have to cave...it will be all your fault if I do...I DO have a 20 yr high school reunion coming up... : )

4ever said...

LOVE IT!!! My daughter was also from Dongguan and we actually were able to get a picture of Josie and tried to get one of Finn (but failled)while we were picking up our daughter. So happy to see this beautiful Dongguan girls together!

Annie said...

Wow!! How wonderful!!!

Jennifer Barbee said...

I LOVE these stories!

Gretchen said...

Very cool!

Ashlyn has a "sister" from her orphanage that we stay in contact with. I too pray that they will stay close throughout their lives.

Debbie said...

Hi Amy, I'm Debbie, Mom to Tessa - we are the Dongguan Family you met on the Disney Cruise. It took a bit but I found your blog! Just wanted to let you know how special it was meeting you. Glad we took a picture together - I know someday it will be extra special to Tess knowing there are other "Dongguan kids" where you least expect to meet them!

Mommy said...

WOW! I love it when He shows up in a big HUGE way and there is no way to explain except HIM! What a story for sweet Finn!