Monday, June 6, 2011

Beautiful road trip


We had a wonderful weekend! We went to the town that Rupi was born in, to spend a night with his birth mother and birth grandparents. We've been ready to do this for a while, but Sweetpea (Rupi's birthmom) has had a hard road recently and being in her space would have been a bit much for her.

It was plain lovely. We have got the place where it's like visiting extended family- you are welcomed, loved and spoilt. It was easy. And that is saying something. The sheer volume of differing emotions- grief, joy, pain and wonder all existing in the same space for the different people involved, makes an adoption complex. So for everyone to be in a place where its easy and just flows, is a testiment to God's healing and grace.

We had fun. The kids were crazy and indulged. Love it. There were some very special moments too. One was meeting Sweetpea's grandmother. The last time she saw Rupi was when he had just been born. Apparently she just sat and held Rupi close for hours. So it was very emotional for her to see him again. And very healing.

Another special moment was taking Rupi down to his birth grandfathers music studio. It's easy to see where Rupi gets his love of guitars from! The two of them played and tried out the guitars and I am not sure who was happier!!



Another crazy moment was meeting one half of a special couple in an indoor kids playground. This couple were the first people Sweetpea approached with regard to adopting Rupi. They ended up saying no, and so the door opened for us. God is amazing at how Rupi's life is a web of His connections and divine timings. This couple now have the cutest button of a girl and it was a sheer joy to bring Rupi and Blossom over to the hubbie and introduce them. God amazes me!




On Sunday morning we went and had brunch at the cafe Sweetpea works at. I loved going into her world. Rupi was like a small king this weekend and Blossom was the queen. I love how Blossom is also loved by the birth families. She is seen as important too and both sides of the birth families work hard to include and love her. How great is that??!!??

This is how it should be and what we've prayed for. An ease and a peace around the relationships. We can't wait to go back down and visit again!


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10 comments:

Lyns said...

Beautiful x

Widge said...

wow so cool you guys have such awesome relationships going on with the families involved! Go God!!!!

Meg said...

Yay so happy for you all! Sounds like a really wonderful time and such a relief to be in that place now. x

grace kay said...

wow this whole set up is such a blessing, sammy, who'd have thought it?
the last time you posted on visiting Rupi's birth family i cried as well *sniff* and it really is cause of your heart that i get sooo moved, you're amazing!
it really is awesome what God can do :)

Rebecca said...

So lovely! What a handsome lil boy he is too!!

Tiffany said...

Wow, Sammy, I applaud you! I'm not sure how I would handle that kind of situation. Obviously your hearts are in the right place and God has answered your prayers. I'm so very inspired by you!

Elizabeth said...

Wow - what a beautiful weekend! Go God!

Cat said...

your story always warms my heart Sammy

love and light

Meghan at MNM's said...

Isn't He wonderful? Isn't He? What He can achieve in intertwining all these disparate lives together that left to our human ways may never have come to pass. He does it in such amazing ways that we could never have imagined for ourselves. He is Good! Lovely, lovely post Sammy xx

Gail said...

Beautiful road trip - for sure. You continue to inspire me with your journey of limitless love. Keep going friend. God is setting a standard on a whole other level through you guys! Much lovexx

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