Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Coming Soon

Day 21 of In Every Thing Give Thanks Trial

I finally had our video from when we traveled to Ethiopia to meet Diezel and Xia transferred to a digital format. I can't wait to spend some time editing it together. I sat down and watched it today for the first time. To look back and see the changes in all of us was an emotionally draining experience that was filled with thankfulness.
To see them again as they were was a huge wake up call to hug them more, to linger in the rocking chair longer, to breathe them in, appreciate all the the Lord has done.
I was holding back my tears remembering how small they were. How sick they were. How non trusting they were.
I wanted to scream out as I watched Xia's mom cradling her with a grief stricken look on her face as their dad held Diezel and was thanking us. She was scared they would die before they came to America. She kept apologizing for how sick they were. My heart was breaking in a way that words cannot begin to express. I sat there in the video trying to come to terms with a reality that only God could have ordained. Two couples both loving the same children. So much that they both couples would live a life of sacrifice.
To much for words.
I can't wait to share the video with you.
So coming soon...


The video.

6 comments:

ashley said...

I did not realize you met the parents! How heart renching and amazing all at once. We only ever met the foster family and that still makes me cry. So wonderful to see how far the kids have come. God is so good!

Becky said...

Oh Steffany! My heart! It hurts! Yet it rejoices! What a gift for them to someday have those pictures.

Salzwedel Family said...

I am looking forward to seeing the video.

Lyndsay said...

Can't wait to see it.

Adam said...

Wow....

Lory Howlett said...

Wow. I can't wait to see it.