Monday, July 21, 2008
"Two are better than one because they have a good reward for their efforts. For, if either falls, his companion can lift him up; but pity the one who falls without another to lift him up." Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
Our good friend Kim closed down her blog due to absolutely inappropriate comments. Kim introduced me to the blogging world and I must say, as skeptical as I was, I do believe that really good things happen here. I get good ideas. I have made some very dear friends that time and space would have never allowed except here in good ol' virtual land. I have often considered going private as well, and may still do that. I don't get the traffic that some other blogs get, so it has been easy to remain this quiet entity that folks visit for an uplifting scripture, a glimpse at the blessing of our children, a meditation perhaps, or just following the stream of consciousness that I care to jot down in a place where it feels safe to do so. I have had the blessing of praying for people all over the globe and this honor would never have come to me, if I were not here in bloggityville, so that initial urging from Kim, "...you should start a blog" is very much appreciated.
Kim and I share a special bond. We each remained home with one of our children while our husbands and one of her sons did the unimaginable task of travelling to China to bring home our babies. When I think back to those initial conversations, I think of how much I have grown as a human (honestly:) and as a mother. I reflect back and am grateful I had another mommy in a similar situation to share that walk with. At the time, I don't believe I valued it enough and now, with time, as our relationship grows, I see all too clearly the importance of this union. My faith has grown because of this, my life is enriched as a result and I pray that the reverse is true.
And I suppose, it is much bigger than that. I see how different people, from different walks of life and with varying life experiences can be brought together through one single choice and that amazes me. It confirms for me that God's plan is purposeful, meaningful and that the Red Thread is far stronger than any of us might have imagined.
We had an opportunity this weekend to be with our friends. We had a great time. We are two very fortunate families, for this I am grateful. It makes my heart happy that our journey did not end as our daughters were placed in our arms; that was just the beginning for us all.