Through my tears, I realized that there is nothing more beautiful than celebrating her and the legacy that she left behind for her entire family. She was widowed young and yet still managed to send all 7 of her children to college. Her love and kindness towards people was a gift. Grandma was determined to live a life that was devoted and committed to God, her family and others. I want to follow after her example. She was a woman that lived joyfully, never complained and was always the first to consider others before herself.
I wish she would have been able to meet her 4 great grandchildren from Ghana, but I know she would be proud that during her last days on the hospital bed, our children's I-600s and visas were approved!!
Our children are FINALLY coming home!!
The past few weeks have been an emotional roller coaster for our family. From receiving the dreaded news of Grandma's massive stroke to celebrating our I-600 approvals and visas. Nothing could be more emotional than grieving a loss of a loved one and celebrating the birth of 4 children. As sad and excited as I am, my head hurts just trying to make sense of it all.
At the end of the day, all I can say is "God is good."
Grandma is with Jesus now, rejoicing and celebrating on our behalf. As much as I miss her tremendously, I know she wouldn't want me to cry too much. Like her, she would want me to live joyfully and love well.
We are thrilled that our children will finally be coming home. Although some may say the adoption journey just begins when your children come home.... I tend to differ. Ours began already. We have finally finished off one rough and challenging chapter and we are now embracing a new chapter in our adoption journey.