Maddie Rae Gotcha Day

Monday, April 7, 2008

Movie Star

In honor of her first 6 months with us, Jon has made another Maddie Rae movie. Click here to go to our website and then click on "Maddie Rae 2."

I think it does a great job of capturing her personality. It also captures everyday moments that still at times stop me in my tracks. Not only does she have a family that loves her, but she has so many opportunities to experience everyday things that I never really even thought twice about before. I watch her delight in crunching leaves under her feet, collecting pine cones on a walk, and folding her little hands to pray, and I can't help but think of her friends back in Shaoguan SWI who are still stuck behind 4 walls unable to experience everyday "normal" life. As I see the joy in Maddie Rae unfold, I remember those children who have not yet or who never will experience the miracle of adoption. "Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress..." James 1:27

May we all seek to know how He intends for us to "look after" children who do not yet know the love and nurture of a family.







5 comments:

Kimi said...

Hi Retta,

Kim here...I just got your comment about wanting to view our private blog. I would LOVE for you to see our precious Lucy and follow along as we wait and then travel. I need your email address that you log on to your blog. I will submit your email address and then blogger will send you an invitation through your email. So if you will just comment me again and leave your email address that you use on your blog I will add you....I will not publish any comments that has someones email address on it...so don't worry about others getting your email address.

I can't wait to look through your blog. It looks like you might have gone to China right before we did.

Thank you for visiting my blog and maybe we'll get to know each other...we can be blogger buddies...hehehe

Hope you have a beautiful and blessed day.

Kim

Michelle said...

Amen to that, Retta!! I can't watch video from my laptop, but will be back to see Maddie Rae's video on my other computer. Can't wait!!

jenny said...

Retta,
Great video of Maddie Rae. What a wonderful thing for her to watch as she gets older. I would love to chat with you sometime about sn from China...here is my e-mail....bjcalfee@hotmail.com.

Also, that clock in our kitchen that you asked about....we got it at target about 2 years ago.
Jenny

Raegan said...

I love the movie! It is really sweet!

mel said...

Retta and Jon,
Thank you for sharing such a special movie with us. Aaron and I watched it together and I asked him to turn the music off because I was crying big happy alligator tears - at your family's happiness. MaddieRae is clearly wrapped in love - such a great place to be! Aaron and I held each other as we finished watching the movie, thinking of the one-day child that we will be able love, as well. Thanks for sharing your journey with us!
mel