Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Daddy's Arms

It's after 9 AM here and Hanna is still sleeping soundly.  She woke up about 2:45 AM, just feeling her surroundings.  We kept it dark as the foster mother said she liked it, and I went to get a bottle for her.  She shook her head no, and than she just went back to sleep, and is still sound asleep.

Thank you so much for praying for us today while you  were awake.  I was able to get a good leg of sleep as well.  I woke up at one point and looked over and Hanna  had rolled over beside Mark and he had his arm around her while they both slept soundly.  I loved it too that Hanna moved Mark to the far side of the bed, which gave me a lot more room!  ha ha

It's a BEAUTIFUL DAY here in Seoul and we are going to go to Holt to introduce Hanna to DJ.  Hoping to get in some final shopping in the market, which we haven't had a lot of time to do.   The driver will be here to pick us up at 7:30 AM in the morning.  Hard to believe in 24 hours, I will be at the airport getting ready to leave this beautiful country with another amazing miracle.  GOd has done so much.

Just looking at this picture and I'm amazed.  Here she is sound asleep safe in her Daddy's arms.  Today she may fight those very same arms, because the circumstances are new, but her Daddy's heart is strong and we know in time she will know this is the safest place to be.
I was thinking of holding her while she grieved last night.  Before I put her in the back carrier she just had to scream. This is GRIEF.  It's not just screaming, it's not a tantrum, it's  HARD GRIEVING.   She didn't want me to put her down, but she didn't know what she wanted.  I just kept my arms around her strong, knowing she would understand this love soon, for it was designed by God.When I put her on my back, that was the love she knew from her foster Mum and it put her right to sleep. It was a bond that was familiar and we figured it out.  I  thought of the many times  I scream and grieve because of change and things that I don't like nor understand but God allows.  He's always there, holding me firmly.  His love doesn't change.
It's when I focus on Him, on His love that I find peace and can rest in His arms knowing His plans are for the best.  Change is hard, grief is hard, but there is always hope.  One day I will post a picture of Hanna wide awake resting firmly in the grip of her Daddy's arms when she learns to trust His heart.

Her sisters also got a good night sleep and are ready for HANNA duty today. 

Love to all, and for so many following our story, remember that God has His arms around you, loving you, holding you, whispering to you, crying with you, and sees the sun shining on the other side of the storm.  Trust His heart!  It is the safest place to be.

1 comment:

Danielle's World said...

Again you have brought tears to my eyes. I am going through something right now that I don't understand and I am having a hard time seeing what God is doing. Thank you so much for sharing your story because tonight it has allowed me to see that even though we have times of sorrow mixed with times of joy that God IS in ALL of it. Your testimony is so awesome. I am so happy for you and your family.