Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Paris and Faith

I have a sister, a twin sister. We have a bond that goes above and beyond any bond I've ever had with another human being. She is my best friend, my soul mate. Our relationship is indescribable. And that is what I want for my daughters.

When my daughter Paris was 7 yrs old we adopted our youngest child, Faith from Guatemala. She was 1 yrs old when she arrived home with us. Although there was a bit of an age difference, I was so excited for our oldest to have a sister of her own. I wanted her to have that special relationship with her new sister that I have with mine. However, when we brought our daughter home from Guatemala, we soon learned that she had special needs, needs that were both mental and physical. I was afraid that that relationship and bond that I wanted our
daughters to have would never happen. It tore me up.

This morning I realized that I was completely wrong. I was reading a blog post that completely changed my attitude towards my daughters relationship. Check it out

Last night Paris was playing with Faith and Faith was just cracking up. As I look back this morning and after reading the blog post I realized that my girls have an incredible bond, a bond that only GOD could have created. When they look at one another there eyes are filled with so much love and trust. I feel SOOOOOO blessed. I am glad that my eyes finally opened up to the relationship that my girls have.


Pineapple Princess said...

They are SO beautiful inside and out! Their sister bond is so beautiful to see. What a gift!

Robyn said...

What sweet pics!!

Vicki said...

I having been wanting to write to you for some time because we have something in common. My husband and I also adopted a little girl from Guatemala who, as it turns out, has many special needs. This post, and many of your posts regarding Faith, have given me hope. I didn't know if I could be the kind of mother I needed to be for my little girl. I have questioned why things have turned out the way they have. I have alot of work to do but, after reading your blog, I am seeing all the good that's come out of our adoption and what a blessing we have in Camey. Thank you for your words of wisdom and I hope you continue to be blessed.


Suzanne and Jayme said...

Vicki, I am so glad you wrote to me. If youd like to talk feel free to email me.