Sunday, April 19, 2009

singing bird

'Keep a green bough in your heart and the singing bird will come.' ~Chinese proverb

Grace was welcomed into our arms over 5 and a half years ago. There are 17 years between our oldest son(Nick) and his sister Grace. It seemed like an eternity that we waited for this little girl.

For those of you who wait, I wait for you and with you.
Please keep on going. Keep living your life. Keep loving. Keep laughing. Keep hoping. Keep dreaming. Keep praying.
Your singing bird will come.

21 kind words:

Felicia said...

What a beautiful post and beautiful 5 years together. You chose the perfect name for Grace...she's a graceful beauty. Such sweet words for those that are waiting.

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Happy 5 years..
BEAUTIFUL post for a BEAUTIFUL girl..
I sooo can not wait to celebrate every Gotcha day..
I am holding on strong so far..
Thank you..

a Tonggu Momma said...

What a lovely post, Gail. That's one of my favorite Chinese sayings, too.

Heather said...

Amen Sister! Grace is stunning, she has such grace about her.

Happy, Happy 5th year!!

Just a gorgeous post:)


Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

So beautiful Gail!!

You are just have to live life and eventually our singing birda will come. I know it is kind of cliche, but good things come to those who wait!

Have a great week!


Jboo said...

What a lovely post! Your Grace is so beautiful! Can tell how much joy your children bring to you life!

Hope you have a great week.


The Morris Family said...

Gail you always find just the right words to brighten and encourage. Your photos are lovely- it appears you have found another gift to share with others! Happy 5 years!

Amy in Arizona said...

Those are great pictures! I love her outfit against the rock. Beautiful!! She is a such a good model!!

Dita said...

Gorgeous post, true!

Gail said...

Well the 'model' has to be in the mood to do this. Believe me....LOL
Most of the best ones of her are when she doesn't know I'm taking her picture.

kris said...

I'm not sure if you saw my post "just words"- but it's strange how something in me so recently "gave". And when it did, when I let go- gave in to this wait, and really came INTO the moment- it's as though suddenly I was more present to HER. And to everything around me. I am so blessed to be in this new relationship, even blessed that the wait is what it is, because as Garth so often reminds me, we have been granted this time to "grow our roots". And now, it's like I feel MORE connected to her- because she too only lives COMPLETELY in the moment, facing her challenges or greeting her hopes and giggles day after day without knowing what comes next. Now I do that WITH her, and it feels like we're doing it together, even though physically she's not with us yet. It's like my heart isn't cluttered anymore with my timelines and worry and frustration, so there's all this room for the wonder and awe and beauty and GROWTH. It doesn't mean I don't still wait- but it's with this new and sort of- joyful anticipation rather than the anguished yearning. I expect her now. And she'll come when she's ready. She'll come when she's ready.


Jennifer said...

Grace is beautiful! Happy 5 years!

Ashley said...

Gail, I'm so glad I stopped by your blog today....thank you for such a beautiful post.

Marla said...

Beautiful words and GORGEOUS pictures! I love that saying.

Have a great week!

Steffie B. said...

Beautiful Gail....I'm so looking forward to meeting you in May! ;)


Laura L. said...

Congratulations on 5 years together. I know you are so blessed by having your precious girl!

Kristy said...

Oh your children are beautiful, and yes we will keep waiting. Today it has been 3 years exactly for us since we were logged in, and we do know that our day will come.

Love and blessings, Kristy

S.Wise said...

This is so beautiful.... your daughter is so beautiful!! Thank you for the encouragement. We are ALMOST there!! :)

Doug and Terrye said...

There are 17 years between our son and our daughter, Grace. It was such a long and painful wait...but worth every second now that we have our precious daughter!

Terrye in FL

Kayce said...

Thank you for this. I'm holding strong and keeping the faith!

Casey said...

Beautiful photos of a stunning little girl!! LOVE them...

Happy Day!!

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