“I look at adoption as a very sacred exchange. It is not done lightly on either side. I would dedicate my life to this child.”
Once upon a time I met a little boy who stole my heart. When he was brought to our gate the woman who carried him told us she thought he was dead.
But he wasn’t.
He was sick, he was broken, he was starving, but he was alive. I held him, I gave my heart away and then I saw him smile…
He smiled and my entire world changed.
He smiled and I knew that from that moment on I would look back and know, that was the day I was invited into the secret, elite club.
He was mine, and I was his.
Those chocolate eyes were burned into my soul.
I held him close and every dream I have ever had came to life.
God who orchestrated those dreams, Who drives my heart and gives me my deepest desires, had a special idea when He gave me a love for this little boy.
He gave me this baby for season to love. Now He has chosen to lend him to me for a bit longer.
Today Gup came home.
His mother decided that, although she is physically unable to care for him, she isn’t ready to say goodbye forever. She knows that I intend to live in Leogane for a very long time. She knows I love her little boy as much as she does.
She had a choice and the one she made filled my heart to overflowing.
Someday, with his first mothers blessing, I will legally adopt this precious boy.
Someday, in the eyes of the law, he will be mine. From this day on, in the eyes that matter he already is. He is mine and I am his. He calls me Mama and it melts my heart.
He is bringing my far away dreams to life.
How could it be that God has blessed me so?
I am Mama, he is my baby.