Saturday, December 24, 2011
We welcomed a child into our family...actually 2 on this exact nite - 2 yrs ago
For some reason our kids remember more the day they come home and enter the US as their "gottcha day". The day they actually met the rest of their huge, mega family :) I remember our Christmas Eve. 2 yrs ago when we flew home and landed in Dulles, Va. at just about this time 10:30 pm.. I was exhausted but so glad to be home with them....
Bringing a child home on Christmas Eve was very special but actually it always is very special....It is like giving birth but almost better. You don't have the physical part of the birth to heal from but sometimes you have the emotional transitional time that you go thru....However it is an experience that brings me great joy.
Tonite as I remember where these 2 precious children ( Andrew and Gracie) have come from to what they are it is a journey we are still on but it is amazing to have seen them change....Actually to see a new life in them emerge from ashes of neglect and lack of love. I feel so blessed tonite as I reflect on all of my children.
In my thoughts though I know that if I had not given my life to a child that was born on this nite over 2,000 yrs ago ( Jesus) none of these children would be here tonite. I welcomed Him into my heart when I was 12 and I have never looked back ....I have been on a journey with my Lord and Savior and I could share many things but the one I am most grateful for tonite is the love He gave me by forgiving me and placing His love for orphans and children in my heart . I hope you know my savior personally. It has been an amazing journey and one that continues...I am busting to share some news soon :)
Merry Christmas from the Briggs family.......