I'm kind of sad that this is the last round of pictures. I'm sure some of you have been overwhelmed with my picture-fest and scrolled through them quickly each day. Many of you never even waited around for the pictures to upload.
Putting these pictures on was good for ME.
I needed these Blogposts. I NEEDED THEM!! They are beautiful reminders to me of what GOD HAS DONE. As I sat and held and watched and laughed and enjoyed the children this past week I was brought back time and again that this is God's work. He did this. He sets the lonely in families.
Our cries matter.
Reece and Owen Roberts and Aaron
I watched friendships formed..
Johnny Hines, Owen Roberts and Aaron
Aaron and Charlotte Dirkes
I watched brothers playing with brothers...
Peyton and Gavin White
I watched families laugh and play together.
I watched my family find joy in the simple.
I watched babes who were destined for a life behind closed walls able to run free and laugh and play!
It was a good week. Raising our voices mattered to each one at that campground.
As we laughed and played and talked and shared I was struck by the reality that all of us carry within us profound gratefulness that our babes are free...
And profound sorrow that we left so many behind.
I think that joy and sorrow will always be part of us.
I know it will always be part of me.