So blessed by the last week in Swan Quarter, NC that I am still struggling to connect my experiences with words that adequately describe what I am feeling....
We spent the last week alongside our teens working with children, teens, elderly, and the developmentally disabled population in Swan Quarter-a very rural part of North Carolina. We worked mainly with the African American population there. Some of the most beautiful, loving, and open people I have ever met.
It's hard to explain, but since we have opened up our heart to adoption-God has given me a whole new level of love for all His children. I am not sure that I can even explain it..but I see a child and begin to think that could be my son.. I have such an overwhelming ache to expand our family!! I have so much love to share because my Savior loves me that I literally am moved to imagine each child as ours. Seeing my husband holding and loving on these children last week just moved me to tears. I can't wait to share our home with as many children as God would allow us to. My arms are aching to hold them and my heart is so wide open that I spend at least a little part of each day in tears because of the waiting. Praying that God would allow us to love many, many more and bring them into His family through ours..
Mommy, Daddy and Emily are waiting anxiously to hug you Jillian. Can't wait to have your sweet face here and to be holding you in our arms. Hope you won't mind a little brother or maybe two..