Thursday, April 1, 2010

Impact

One family member survived this crash on Sunday, is in the hospital with broken pelvis (in three places) and damaged lung, but...alive.

Another family member is also in the hospital, newly born, just today. She's tiny and has a beautiful name and beautiful parents who welcomed her into this world on a dramatic spring day in Portland with downpours, thundering hail, and the kind of glowing sunset that turns the world pink for a few sweet minutes.

And someone very far away, unknown yet to us and us to her, is one step closer to being welcomed into our family*. She's experiencing or has experienced a side impact in her life, much like the t-bone crash above, putting her in the circumstances that lead to her becoming our family. These are her ashes. This is what I think about as we begin the wait to find out who she is.

We're here. We're waiting. Praying her wounds can heal and she can bloom in the safe place we offer. God, make us worthy of such a task.

*As of Monday, we're officially on Gladney's waitlist for a referral...finally. We were pretty slow this time round).

21 comments:

naskren said...

praying for your sweet family... the Lord has his hands below you, above you, behind you, and before you.

Julie said...

That is a lot going on. I'm glad you are official. She's out there.

coffeemom said...

Praying for swift simple recovery from the crash! And mazeltov on the birth! Pure joy! And your little girl? Praying for her, and you guys, too.
You ARE worthy of such a task, you have the heart to care and try. Hence: worthy.
Have a blessed Easter.

courtney rose said...

Thoughtful and beautiful.

I'm praying for the future Rooney girl....

Eryn said...

Wow....a lot to take in.

Also praying for the new Rooney. Love your thoughts on that one :)

Christine said...

that is one terrible crash, how terrifying. thinking of you and the newest Rooney. and I think about worthiness, too.

Claudia said...

Oh wow, way too much to all take in.

Amazing how she's been there all the time, but now... she's real .

K said...

Oh my goodness, you are such a beautiful writer, and a beautiful person! We've never met, but I follow your blog religiously because you are so insightful and thoughtful and interesting. I'll be praying for your family and know you'll be such a great mom, such a great family, to your one day daughter, just as you evidently are to your little charmer of a son.

Meredith said...

I am lucky to know you. Congrats on being on the waiting list! I am so looking forward to the day you see her face. Praying for healing and celebrating life with you!

HeidiD in CT said...

So glad to hear of three eventual happy endings!

Corinne said...

Congrats on making the waiting list...we did too a couple of weeks ago. Let the wait begin. Hope your family member recovers quickly.
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Susan Isaacs said...

What a sobering image along with an exciting hint of the future Rooney girl. Thoughts and prayers with you, Lori Ted and Abe. And well, of course beautiful words and images of spring.

PVZ said...

Such wounds, such love, such hope.

janKa said...
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janKa said...

All Rooneys - past, present, and future - are in my thoughts and wishes of lightness, healing and fluid&graceful transitions.xxx

Daniel Amine said...

So sad to hear this happens to such a beautiful family. Let almighty god give you all the healings and help you need.

Evelyn said...

So many mixed emotions in this post. Congratulations on being on the waiting list and may all of your family members continue to heal and thrive, wherever they are.

Rebecca said...

I'm feeling a lot different about our second adoption. I'm still very excited to add to our family - but I also know this only happens by the most severe heartbreak.

Praying for you all - and for her.

Mark and Heidi said...

Beautiful post, Lori. That's some intense life happening in your family. Congratulations on making it on the wait list and best wishes for your new family member and your injured family member.

Staci said...

So sorry to hear about the accident:( Am thrilled that you're officially on the waiting list. There's a sweet little girl out there waiting for you, too...

los cazadores said...

Congrats for being on the waitlist.

Spring is imbued of newness, leaps, blossoms, healing. Fitting that your next journey officially begins in the arms of Spring.

Cindy