Recently, someone mentioned recently to me how they felt that adopting a child is nice but you can't possibly help all the childern out there, so why bother? I reminded them of the above story.
Yesterday I was honored to be part of a homecoming so, so special it will be with me forever. Yesterday, little Sofia, 16 months old, came to the US with her forever family. She was lovingly greeted by her 3 handsome older brothers (what a lucky girl!) and a group of nearly spastic, emotional, happy, proud 'aunties' holding signs and so much love in our hearts. It was something to behold. I have no pictures, because I forgot to bring my camera (it was a challenge to get myself out the door in time because I made a sign...and it was all very last minute...because well, that is how I roll).
Sofia let herself be held by all of us, she was so cool about it all. It will be so neat, years from now, when she reads her Mommy's blog and sees pictures and video (someone took video, did they not???). She will know what all the hub bub was all about, how super special she is and will always be. While listening to the happy chatter of my Sisters, I could not help but think: "We made a difference to that one..."