We got THE call!!! It was an amazing moment. I sat there and cried through most of it in disbelief at how perfect little Joleigh sounds for our family. She's 15 months old. Happy, healthy baby girl. She was terribly sick with a parasite but is now better. She's beautiful. Just Beautiful! I memorized every detail of her photo. I've been on cloud 9 all day... literally telling strangers about her and pulling out my phone to show them a pic.. I'm sure they thought I was crazy;).
BUT now... honestly... I'm so heartbroken! My heart aches, physically for a mom a world away who had to make the decision to give up this beautiful baby. She sacrificially chose to give her life! I honestly can't imagine the pain she is going through. I remember how much my heart hurt just to leave my babies in the church nursery when they would cry. I really can't wrap my mind around the pain. I have sat here and bawled and bawled for this lady who I don't know but yet am forever tied to. She's so much stronger and more selfless than I could ever be.
Would love to write more... but honestly I just don't have words to describe everything I feel right now. Please pray for a sweet, terribly needy family in Ethiopia tonight. Pray for a little girl in a crib missing her mommy. Pray that God prepares our hearts to help heal hers.
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