Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Change Can Be Hard

Mrs. Beaver:
At Grandma and Aunt Jean's house the summer after J & C's adoption
2008--visiting England, where the first five in the family used to live
From the time we adopted Jaynie and Cassandra 10 years ago, our four oldest daughters have been close-knit. They've shared bedrooms, clothes, make-up, and most importantly, their hearts with each other.

The past five months have brought such change to the foursome. Anna is now a happy wife four states away, and, as of this week, Jaynie is a homeschool helper 9,000 miles away.
Yesterday at the airport as Jaynie departed with her dad and Joe
How grateful I am to God for creating such a close bond between sisters from two different continents. People some times ask us if biological and adopted siblings can truly bond with one another. The answer is a resounding, "YES!"

I'm also deeply grateful that we have a sympathizing Saviour who Himself wept! I am grateful that we have a God who doesn't shame us for grieving but commands instead, "Weep with those who weep."

My girls who have been such dear friends are going to hurt for some time over the loss of the daily-ness of their relationship. But I know that that same sympathizing Saviour is also an all-powerful King who will strengthen them and help them adjust to the "new normal" in our family as our "arrows" begin to fly.


Natalie said...

The picture at the airport makes me cry. I will be praying for this new transition and praying for your "arrows".

Denise said...

Thanks, Natalie. Your love, support and compassion mean so to us.


Aaron and Anna said...

I wish I could reach out and hug all of my favourite sisters! It's hard to see them so sad. I love you all so much and I'm praying for each of you right now.

Jamie and Marcos said...

Oh wow, so much change but so much compassion. God surely will Bless al of you so much while you Trust Him to His great work. Hang in there, I can't imagine how much you must miss them. We love you so much!

Michelle S said...

The Schmidt clan is lifting your whole family up to the Lord in prayer amidst all the transitions. May God place a hedge of protection over you all as you are separated.