Thursday, March 24, 2011

An open invitation...

Sophia is one of the most magnificent human beings I have ever met. She has the most amazing spirit in her little special needs body. When we first saw her picture and those haunting eyes first pierced our hearts, we immediately fell in love. How grateful I am that we didn't let logic get in the way. Logically, it made no sense to even consider adopting her. We were already going for number seven. We were already overwhelmed with the special needs we had at that time. How in the world could it be the best thing for our family to take on another child with such significant special needs? We waited and waited for another family to scoop her up. I cannot even come close to expressing my gratitude that no one did.

Sophi has been and will continue to be an unbelievable blessing to our family. Each of our children (well, each of them except maybe Elli, who seems to have a bit of a penchent for torturing her when we aren't quite watchful enough:) is absolutely enamored with Soph. She brings a joy and love and tenderness to our home that is palpable. Although she can be obstinate (as correctly described in the original profile we received), stubborn and demanding at times, she does it in a way that endears her to you even more. How grateful I am to a loving Father who continues to look over our family and provide us with what we most need, even if we don't understand how we are going to cope with the short-term challenges that go along with some of our blessings. The prophet Malachi tells us that the Lord of hosts says, "prove me now herewith...if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it." I truly feel that the Lord has opened the windows of heaven. That His blessings have been poured out upon us. Sometimes it does feel like we don't have room enough to receive them!:) But they are so good and so great and so wonderful. God is good. God is great. Praised be His name.

So you're all invited! If you would like to experience the miracle that is Sophi, come on over! You will also benefit from the association with seven other magnificent children and one angel in human form. (You may run into a certain grumpy mister as well, but hey, there are pros and cons to everything:) I'm only partly kidding here. One hug from Sophi would be well worth the price of your round trip airfare. Just give us a call first!