Sunday, May 20, 2012


Whenever you find tears in your eyes, especially unexpected tears, it is well to pay the closest attention. They are not only telling you something about the secret of who you are but, more often than not, God is speaking to you through them of the mystery of where you have come from and is summoning you to where, if your soul is to be saved, you should go to next.
Fredrick Buechner

We are in the season of endings.  Our daughter will graduate from high school in a few weeks.  Now that we know our little guy will be adopted, we are preparing ourselves to  let him go.  The endings lead to wonderful beginnings- a future and a hope for both of them.  But that doesn't lessen the pain of good-bye- it only gives the good-bye meaning.  For me, there are many tears these days- some unexpected, some at the usual times.  My heart is really aching.

The last choir concert.  I made it through the high concert but when the middle schoolers started singing "Can You Feel the Love tonight" from the Lion King, I started bawling.

Little Women

The school play with the usual multi-lingual instructions at the beginning - English/Chinese/Korean
Please turn off your cell phones, take out crying children, no flash photography.

Elisabeth as Marmee

Marmee and Jo-international casting!  Marmee's daughters were African-American, Korean and Filipina!  Mr. March was Korean.

After the show, the cast was called up and the Seniors came forward.

Their amazing director spoke to them as this was their last play.  This led to much sobbing from mother's in the audience, including me.

And then they danced....

and hoop skirts!

A joyful ending to a emotional moment.  


Donna W. said...

Thinking of you Sandy as you prepare for good-byes. Must be heart wrenching. Our good-byes when we moved to Asia certainly were.

Praying for the adoption and all the changes ahead for you!! Donna

Monica said...

I can so relate as my Mikaela graduated last weekend. The tears just come all the time for me too. While I'm excited for her future and the wonderful ways that I know God will use her for His glory, I'm sad that she'll be 5 hours away at college for the next several years.
Thinking of your soon to be empty nest. Praying for you as you prepare for little man's adoption too. What a blessing you've been and a difference you've made in his little life before he meets his forever family.