Sunday, August 10, 2008

Thoughts of my distant son

Tonight, as I catch up on some correspondence, I come across one of the most precious people to me .... our "distant son", Getahun. As I begin to write to him, my heart breaks once again. How does a mother love from so far away? I have only come across one regret that I have while being in Ethiopia ... and that is much too little time with this boy that I love so much. While I am so grateful that he is in our lives . . . it is also incredibly bittersweet. There is so much I want to do for him, yet I feel so limited. What he longs for is family. Tonight, I pray .... Lord help me because I feel so inadequate.

I think of him as I prepare dinner and I would love nothing more than for him to share our meal. For tonight, a letter must suffice. I must continue loving him from afar . . . praying for him, writing to him ..... and never cease asking the Lord to make a way for more children like Getahun to have a family.

He calls me Mom ... I call him son ... how I love him.


Little Patch of Heaven said...

I understand how you feel. I hope everything goes smoothly and that you are soon reunited.

The Albertsons said...

Ugh. I know. I miss our sweet friend at Kolfe as well. It's so strange, knowing that he's scared. There's nothing we can do to help right now. Pray. But we can pray.