"Like stars across the sky, we were born to shine, all of our lives because we believe". These are the words to a song Bocelli sang for the Italian winter Olympics. International adoption is almost like running a marathon. For some it takes years to adopt. Years of saving, hoping, paper work, planning and waiting. I have been looking back at photos of my kids. If you saw me with Sarah today you would think she had always loved me, but it was a bitter beginning. I felt as if my heart had been ripped from me and cut into a million pieces. The only thing I had stronger then the pain of her rejection was hope it would get better. It did. She is my pearl of great price. She is priceless!
I am also amazed by Philip this week. He has ADHD. He only now began taking medication (three weeks ago). I got a phone call from his teacher, she wanted to know what happed to him...he has been so good! And Philip discovered crossword puzzles yesterday. He has done 9 whole puzzles in one day. This is my 10 year old who could not read. I guess what I'm trying to say is don't give up. If you are waiting do not give up. If you have a difficult transition do not give up. If they have health or learning problems, keep fighting for them. They need you. Believe...it's so worth it!