Oh...I've been waiting for this day!
Our friends returned from Eastern Europe with this sweetheart
a week ago last Saturday but I had not met him in person.
He was still that adorable boy on the screen.
However as I walked into the nursery at church
where Tommy was sitting on the floor
playing with several toys he looked up
at me and he smiled.
Maybe I should say that he continued to smile.
Tommy is one very happy young man!
I reached out my hand.
He took it.
All of the prayers.
All of the hopes.
Realized in that moment.
No longer just an image on the screen.
But flesh and blood,
joy and contentment
sharing the very air I was breathing.
God is so amazing.
He puts families together in awesome ways.
Susanna (his mom) and I teared up together as we
just sat amazed at this reality.
We quickly moved on
with our conversation as neither of us were
prepared to "lose it" just then.
According to reports from the Musser family
this adjustment is going very well.
Katie is fine with her new brother as long as her
toys aren't messed with.
Boy has she come a long way!
I sat at the piano and looked back at this family....
grown by three since they began attending
There weren't enough seats in the row for each to have
their own so Daddy Joe held two on his lap
and Susanna had one.....
Older siblings shared seats with youngers
and everyone looked as if they wouldn't want to be
Nor would we want them to be anywhere else.
Thank you, Jesus, for bringing Tommy, Katie
and all the rest of the Musser family
safely to us.