|Merline's Family's House (where she was born)|
|Merline's Family's house|
|Merline and her Papi, Guadys|
Adoption from Haiti is hard. The way we are adopting is hard. Getting to see her and form a bond and having a foundation for when she comes home is a gift. Leaving her is kind of like somebody reaching in and taking my heart out of my chest and then telling me to get on the truck and go home. It stinks. Don't misunderstand, any adoption is hard and all adoption should be God breathed. It's not for everybody and I strongly, strongly believe that not every child in Haiti should be adopted. Not even every child in an orphanage(my opinion). But adoption is beautiful. It reminds me that I am a child of God, He adopted me to be in His family, He chose me to be His and He released me from my fear. That's what I want for all of my children. Merline, Riley, Emersen, and Molly...
For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, "Abba! Father!" ~ Romans 8:15
I didn't mean for this post to be this long... It really started out as a struggle to process and deal with being away from my little girl. Somehow it changed. I'm grateful I have this outlet to share about Merline's family. I cannot put into words how blessed Brian and I feel to be a part of the Augustave family and to have them be a part of ours.