(Samuel speaking to our group about the most current adoption updates)
Our evening ended with a bang...literally...lanterns and fireworks! First, one of our members provided these beautiful paper lanterns which we lifted off in honor and hopes of our children. Once you opened it, you had to hold it open and up as the fire warmed the air in the lantern and eventually, it would begin to rise. I stood there trying to hold my lantern, but it was too hard to hold it open and light it...I yelled out, "HELP! I need a husband! I need a husband!" I got a few laughs out of that! As my lantern lifted into the sky I just prayed...and cried...and dreamed of the moment when Emma won't be just a wish...a dream...a hope....a prayer...I dreamed of the moment when she will be in my arms and I will smell her sweet smell...and kiss her absolutely all over.(Thanks to Tony for being my stand in husband!)
(My prayers for Emma lifting toward heaven)
The site of all these lanterns was amazing...all these children who now have forever families to love and care for them...it was very emotional for me...I wish a picture could convey the beauty of it all!
Maybe...just maybe...Next year I will get to light a lantern with Emma and listen to her scream with glee as we watch the fireworks together!
I see the moon...and the moon sees me...God bless the moon...and God bless me...please let the light that shines one me...shine on the one I love!