Saturday, November 19, 2011


Today was a pretty cool day. 

Today we went to a lil' elementary school in Louisville where our adoption agency was having a reunion. 

I had a rare moment - (if you know me, prepare to be amazed)

I sat.  I sat STILL.  I didn't talk.  I looked around.  I observed.  I saw mommas wiping faces.  I saw dads playing airplane with kids that did not resemble them in the slightest.  I saw great diversity.  I saw alot of love.  I saw kids who I know at one point were abandoned and completely alone and who now run into the arms of mommas and daddys.  I saw a group of people who reached out - some across the world and others right out their backdoor - not for their own glory but for God's. 

I wish you could have been there. I wish you could have seen it. It was amazing. 

I looked at the faces of the children from Ethiopia and tried to imagine what Maggie will look like.  I pictured what next year there will look like for us.  I can't wait to be the family that is telling the new family our story and have Maggie jump into our arms and ask for another chicken nugget. Most days it seems so far away and almost out of reach.  Today we saw that it isn't. 

Today was a pretty cool day.


  1. I absolutely Love you Fran Runner!! I always try to read these things outloud to Chad and I always end up know me the ol crybaby. So excited for you guys and I can't wait to meet little Maggie and see her beautiful smiling face when she meets her new mommy's eyes..She is gonna be a lucky girl to have all of you!! Raven!