This is a blog post from one of our repeat Reece’s Rainbow families. The Nalles have adopted two boys from Ukraine and are in process of adopting a little girl. They are also one of our strongest advocates. Since adopting Aaron in 2010 they have been shouting about The Lost Boys ever since. They have helped MANY, MANY of our families find their children and bring them home. We may never know just how big of an impact they have had on the number of orphans now in families.
This is definitely worth the time to read and I’m also including their current adoption FSP (http://reecesrainbow.org/sponsornalle-2) so you can donate if you so choose after reading this post. You can read this post as originally posted on Julia’s blog here: The World Stopped.
The World Stopped
I couldn’t breathe when I saw her. I had been looking for her. I knew she was coming, but when she came walking into my aisle I stopped breathing. The world stopped. Nothing else mattered but her. And me. And the distance it took for me to kneel before her.
There she was, standing before me on this side of the ocean, and I wanted nothing more than to grab her and hold her and tell her how much we had wanted her. I wanted to flee the building with this girl wrapped in my arms. Instead, I whispered to her how proud I was that she had said yes to a family. I told her how brave she was. I told her how happy I was that she had now a Mama and a Papa and brothers and sisters. I told her she was beautiful. I told her I loved her. We played a bit at the preschool booth nearby. And then she walked away down the aisle with her Papa beside her. She took my heart with her.