find a way to get you home

We have made some incredible friends in this adoption journey. Many of them I got to meet for the first time just over a week ago during our race for Heartline. That feels like a lifetime ago. I left feeling so bonded with these women, especially after battling the elements of that bitterly cold Sunday morning. Little did I know our lives would change in two days, and how that bond would be cemented as we wait and watch and worry about our little ones in Haiti.

Today there has been so much news, and yet so little clarity as to what it means for me. I am hopeful, but terrified. My friend Jamie's husband is an amazing musician . . . they are also waiting for their son in Haiti. He wrote a song about the wait, and it is a song that so clearly expresses most of the feeling I have myself. This song was on my playlist as I trained for our big run. Some days, I listened to it and it made me run faster, because it fueled my anger. Other days, I could only get a few bars in, and had to skip to the next song. Because running while sobbing is not best practice.

Today I saw the video for the song for the first time, and as we wait with the possibility of a homecoming, I felt my heart could burst.

Please pray for him coming home. Please pray for all of them to come home. Amos, Frankie, Gino, Sammy, Angelo, Ronel, Naomi, Geoff, Sebastien, Steven, Annie, Phoebe, Danae, Isabelle, and so many others who are waiting.






13 comments:

  1. beautiful, touching and very powerful .. i've shared your story on my facebook and haven't stopped thinking about you or praying for your family.

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  2. Hi Kristen,

    Your story is inspiration to me. I hope it reaches more people and make them realize the selflessness and beauty in adoption. Eight years ago, we took in a 3 day old baby girl from a 15 year old mother who didn't want her. Adoption is normally not that easy here in the Philippines, but some people pulled strings for us to smooth sail thru the process.

    We cant imagine what you're going thru. But we do have something in common, and that is the joy in sharing a home to somebody who would otherwise have grown without a family and the security of love.

    I will pray for you, Kristen, and to all your friends who are on the same boat.

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  3. Anonymous4:49 AM

    Wow! There seriously needs to be a WARNING before that video begins. Good news though, my waterproof mascara really IS waterproof.

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  4. Powerful! Thank you for sharing! I will continue to follow your story and keep you all in my prayers as you wait to bring them home.

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  5. ahhh. that's awesome. can we get that song for our ipods?

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  6. Yes! It's on itunes. Search for Aaron Ivey.

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  7. I have shed tears for you, and my prayers continue for each of you families that are trying to be reunited.

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  8. Wow! all I can say is Wow!

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  9. Heard about your story from a friend on facebook. Praying for you that you are able to bring your baby home soon!!

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  10. that was incredible.

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  11. That sent chills through me, truly touching, to hear it but then also to see it...amazing.

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