Monday, 26 October 2009

A Special Day!

Today is a very special day - Sara's birthday. When you look at this picture (Paul & Sara) you can't help but be pleased and thankful. You see this could have very easily been Paul's last picture alive. The picture was taken yesterday.

As you probably know Sara is my adopted grand daughter from China. Sara joined our family in February 2009. Paul and Sara were friends in the same orphanage in China and were adopted at the same time by different families. The exciting news is that they live only 45 minutes from each other here in the USA !! Yesterday Paul came to Sara's birthday party - she was 4! A happy day for all - but almost ended in tragedy.

Paul and Sara were dressing up and having lots of fun - Paul even had a pair of high heels on - cute. As we adults talked all of a sudden we heard a loud thump and then a series of many "not good" thumps. Paul had tried to navigate going down the basement stairs - not good in high heels! He rolled and bounced down probably 90% of the stairs - several adults rushed to him. He had scraped his head but was okay, crying and terrified. His mother cradled him in her arms - after all he was her adopted child.

You and I also have the option of being adopted into a family - God's family. And just like Paul's mother and father our Heavenly Father wants to embrace us. Not just when we are fine but also when we are hurting. He loves us.

9 comments:

Parsley said...

Oh my heart just dropped. I'm glad he was okay.

Indian Lake Papa said...

Parsley - it was not a sound that you like to hear - You sit and wait - for the thumping to stop - and it seems to go forever as you sort the info through your mind. What seems like minutes you finally react - quickly.He was in terror but fortunately okay.

Life Adapted said...

Praise God he was okay. It's hard being a parent. I love the analogy and think that is sometimes hard for God to watch us do things that are not safe. Some of our actions are just as bad as navigating stairs in high heels. God is always good to catch us at the bottom.

Great post!

Ed said...

I see Paul is just as smitten with Sara as the rest of us are. :)

It is amazing how kids can bounce back from an accident that would kill us old folks. :)

It's great Paul was okay. Something he can tell his children, well maybe not the part about wearing high heels. :)

Carol said...

Sara's a doll!

Indian Lake Papa said...

LA - It was a terrifying few seconds - but all ended well. I am thanking God for the protection He gives us.

Ed - Hopefully, wearing heels won't be a part of his future wardrobe. lol

Indian Lake Papa said...

Carol - you are right!

CrossView said...

So glad he's ok. I have to say that those two are so absolutely adorable! And how awesome is it that they can keep their friendship??!! Only 45 minutes apart after coming from a different continent? Amazing!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Crossview - do you think just maybe God has a plan here?? He does for each of our lives.