I wish I could post our referral pictures. Oh, our baby girl is beautiful. Her big almond-shaped eyes are framed with long eyelashes and perfectly arched eyebrows. Her skin is smooth, soft, and creamy brown. She has a button nose, full gorgeous lips (which are smiling in a couple pictures!), and a mini afro that I’m dying to sink my fingers into. Other than her sweet baby-chub cheeks, she looks long and lean and is the picture of health. Maybe this is just the Mama in me, but I also suspect that she’s smart… those eyes are far too bright to be anything but intelligent!
This is far from the referral we were warned about in adoption classes. They warn you that your child may look gaunt, or that their face may be void of expression due to lack of affection. Our baby’s face does not look like the face of an orphan. She looks confident that she is loved. It’s as if her amazing nannies have held her close and rocked her while whispering how beautiful she is, and that her parents are coming.
I keep thinking, “Could this really be how Jesus feels about me?” Is He longing for us to physically be together like I long for a November (or whenever it will be) in Uganda? It’s hard to imagine our Savior loving sin-stained me like I LOVE our sweet Amelia. What a humbling thought.
Sweet nannies, keep cuddling my baby, and tell her we’re coming!