|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.