The Quiet Beauty of Emmanuel

“This is really happening.”

You know that thought when the first steps are coming together for a big event?

It is a thought that crossed my mind as my family ironed clothes and packed the camera the night before adoption day. I imagine it is how a bride feels in the moments after the excitement of picking out her wedding dress. For foster parents, it is the moment between getting a phone call from social services and rushing to the store to buy supplies for an expected foster child.

“This is for real.”

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