Sunday, March 29, 2009

For our friends who are waiting to bring home their babies . . .

I am hopeful that this will bring some comfort to my friends who are still waiting to bring their sweet ones home from Kyrgyzstan. You were in my heart all day and Ellie and I wanted to do something for each of you and remember your wait, your longing and your children.

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11 comments:

Ann said...

Oh Maria.... That was absolutely beautiful. I have to admit there was no way I could not cry. I knew about your balloons.... But the cake just brought tears that I just could not stop rolling. Thank you for taking so much time out of Ellie's Birthday to remember her sisters and brothers waiting in Kyrgyzstan. We are so grateful for your thoughts and prayers.

Mary from TN said...

Maria,

Thank you so much for that tribute. We have waited for our little man so long. We appreciate you so much remembering those of us who long so much to get our little ones home to their families.

Hugs,
Mary from
TN

Kimberly said...

Maria and Ellie - I am typing this through my tears - thank you so much for that beautiful slide show and most importatntly for the prayers. I am touched beyond words. Blessings to you!
Kimberly

Karla Kahler said...

no other words than THANK YOU, thank you, thank you! It means so much that families who have their babies home are still praying for us and weeping with us. Thank you!

lisatony said...

Thank you so much, Maria. That was so touching, and it meant a lot to us. God bless you, and thanks for continuing to pray.

Mom to 2 Angels said...

I've tried twice to watch this and my computer is refusing! I'm dying to see it. I shall keep trying....

Mom to 2 Angels said...

Oh, I finally got to watch it this morning, how sweet and moving! i can't imagine how hard this is for so many. They are in our thoughts and prayers as well.

Suzanne said...

Maria and Ellie, I am moved beyond words. Someday, I will be able to watch this and not have to press 'pause' each time I mop up the tears from my eyes, in order to read the moving messages written by you and those of us who are waiting for our children. Thank you for keeping us in your thoughts, hearts, and prayers.

Much love,
Suzanne (CA)

Jes said...

Holy cow Maria - I am bawling my eyes out! Thank you so much for your continued support through this crazy journey!!!

Hugs-
Jes

Lisa Brotherton said...

Oh Maria and Ellie...
My whole little family is moved and I am just a teary mess. I have with held tears for so long, I guess I needed a good sob. After the first time through they all gathered over my shoulder for the second round.
Your huge heart and support are so very appreciated.
Thank you!

J & H said...

Maria,
I don't know how I missed this until now, but it touched my heart so. (And now I'm a mess!) That was an absolutely precious tribute, and we will always treasure it.

Ellie,
I cannot wait for you and Owen to meet again...It will be a sweet reunion, I'm sure.

Great big hugs,
Holly