25 November 2010

windfall.

Red Fire Fruit
[photo courtesy of martin gommel]


and again, i'm acutely aware that my life is a boon of unmerited goodness, of argyle socks, wooly blankets, family within hugging distance and those i hold close across an ocean and half a continent. of forgiveness and every breath pulled and released. of college chums who know all my tells; of fog-shrouded trees and singing to big hair bands in the car; of water and warmth and hope.


Candy Apple Aperture
[photo courtesy of christianyves]


and just when my heart seems fit to burst, it expands yet again to make room enough for the joy of a single slip of paper from US immigration, one that approves our petition to bring a little boy with a smile as big as sky home to our family.


Last Apples in the Rain - 7
[photo courtesy of mikkokam]


i'm undone.

15 comments:

Elaine A. said...

Wow, that is SO amazing and wonderful. God is GOOD. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours...

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

Nic - I am COVERED in goosebumps. That one little line positively slayed me. IT came!!!!!!! I'm undone for you.

deb said...

while I don't know all of this story...

I know what it means to mother.

goosebumps here too.

elizabeth said...

Woot! Woot! Doing the happy dance with you and yours!
Elizabeth
http://www.justfollowingjesus.com

Deconstructing Jen said...

ah Nic I am SOOOOO happy for you. I think of you and your quest so often. You and Lovelyn just make my heart sing with your endeavors to mother the world (I hope that doesn't sound negative I mean it in a good way). I just LOVE that about the two of you. I am just SO excited for you... I have goosebumps. BIG HUGS!!! Thankgiving indeed!!

love said...

oh my stars. oh my stars.

i.love.this.

rejoicing with you!

another step...

MP said...

my heart is full for you! what a perfect thanksgiving.

Aunt LoLo said...

Oh, hooray hooray hooray!! I'm totally a lurker, but I had to pop in and say CONGRATS!! New little ones are always exciting. Happy Thanksgiving, indeed!

Heather said...

Congrats!

Katarina said...

Congrats!!!
So happy for you:))))
Hugs:)))

Beth said...

Congratulations! I know this has been a long journey. Of course, easy for me to say, this is still the beginning. Journeys are hard and that is what makes them wonderful. Congratulations.

Katarina said...

Congrats!!!
So happy for you:))))
Hugs:)))

Beth said...

Congratulations! I know this has been a long journey. Of course, easy for me to say, this is still the beginning. Journeys are hard and that is what makes them wonderful. Congratulations.

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

Nic - I am COVERED in goosebumps. That one little line positively slayed me. IT came!!!!!!! I'm undone for you.

deb said...

while I don't know all of this story...

I know what it means to mother.

goosebumps here too.