“Are you sisters?” she asked my four year old.
“Yes, we are sisters,” I heard my youngest daughter answer.
“No, but are you REALLY sisters?” she persisted.
I knew what she meant.
Biologically speaking. Blood sisters.
And then my oldest piped in
“We are now.” Both girls exchanged a smile. Happy.
I smiled observing how smoothly they had handled the question.
Adoption has given us an opportunity
to discover so much about relationships.
Motherhood springs from not only the body
but most important
I had not known
until I adopted
how deep those bonds go
how much you can love a child
created by God
and birthed by another.
Love makes a way for hearts to attach,
families to be created,
and new relationships to grow.
Its so much more than simply living under the same roof.
It’s beauty shop times and homemade bracelets.
Playing dress up
and whispering secrets.
Tender little notes passed back and forth.
Both born in Russia
many, many miles from each other.
Sharing a common background
and the same home
Sisters in the deepest way.
Adoption has enabled us all to
knowing that hearts grow close over time.
God’s gifts abound as we learn to see people with His eyes
and as we allow ourselves to think beyond our often narrow limits.
“Let the little children come to Me and stop keeping them away,” Jesus said. (Matt. 19:24) “because the kingdom of heaven belongs to people like these.”
Let’s reach out and mother and father the orphans
Let’s take that step and be a sister
or brother. Move into the need
and do something.
As we follow Him we will discover that it was His idea all along.
Relationships based on hearts knit together by love.