August 9, 2009


We are in the midst of harvesting our sunflowers. So amazing these flowers. They grow in roughest soil and don't require much attention. We knew they were there, but we didn't really tend to their needs, yet they still grew. Without much nourishment, they grew a towering 8- 10 feet. They followed the sun in the morning and in the evening. When it was their time, the began to produce little seeds. The weight became so heavy that they bent their heads down until I came along to reap the benefits of their work.
These beautiful flowers make me think of Marley's first Mommy. She probably hasn't had the best nourishment. I can only imagine that she cries out to God and follows his Son day and night. And she carried a little seed that has become our daughter. I come along and reap the benefits.
Thinking of Amaye brings tears to my eyes. I long for the day to meet our daughter, but I also long for the day to meet Marley's Amaye. I want to learn about her family and love on her and assure her that we will love this little one and meet her needs and always share that love with her. We wouldn't have a little girl if it wasn't for this woman I have yet to meet. She has given us such a gift, I only hope that she sees that and knows that. Amaye and I both love this little one. It's just a different kind of love. She brought life into this world and sacrificed being a mother to selflessly give her daughter a better life. What an amazing kind of love. It reminds me of the love God has for us, His children. He wants what is best for us even when we don't get it or thinks it's fair. Amaye knew that this little one would not survive in her world, so she chose to give her life. What an amazing woman...Amaye.


Missy said...

Beautiful!!! I feel so blessed to have you as my friend, Elisa!!!!

(And if Marley marries Bisc and Ru marries Miles??!?!?! Perfect. LOL!!!)

Ronnie and Suzi said...

Well said! Birthparents don't ever get enough of the credit they deserve for the gifts they have given us. I love your analogy! Absolutely beautiful!