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And a Small Child: The Adoption Chronicles
By Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Saturday, August 02, 2008

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A family welcomes a little girl from Jamaica into their lives.

Trinity.  Trinity Hope.  What better suited name for our child than that?

We have just added to our family after months of waiting:  a little girl from Jamaica.  Huge obsidian eyes fringed with incredibly long, curly lashes.  A sweet little heart-shaped face with plump, kissable cheeks.  A tiny snub of a nose.  Ebony-colored skin that looks startingly dark against our own.

We have waited, fretted, wondered, prayed over this child for what seemed like months, no, years.  Now all the beaurocratic red tape is behind us, and last week, we finally picked her up at the airport, amidst much laughter and tears.

Now we marvel at this tiny creature, gaze in wonder at her small, perfectly formed body, the tightly-curled black hair that sticks straight up, the dark eyes, revel in the noises she makes, answer to her every whim.  She's only been with us for one week now, but already little Trinity has managed to wrap herself around our little finger--and our hearts.

Trinity was born with a deformed mouth, but we don't see that when we look at her.  We see her inner beauty, also her outer.  To us, her disability, even though it's visible, doesn't matter.  Trinity is NOT her disability: she's a child with a disability.  Nothing more.  She is capable of doing what she wants to in life; she just may have some speech problems--and that can be helped with therapy.

There's no telling what God has in store for Trinity.  It's exciting to think about, and we plan on being there for every step of the way!

I will be writing from time to time about our daughter, our journey together, as we get used to one another, get to know each other better.  I feel that there will be more to her story, so stay tuned!

~Written by Peg Ogletree, Trinity Hope's mom. :)


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Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks 8/5/2008
Karen - your stories are written with such reality, I'm never sure whether they are fiction or true! That's a sign of a very good writer!
Blessings and Love - Micke
Reviewed by Connie Faust 8/2/2008
The amazing thing is that God does have plans for each one.
It must be so very exciting to finally have the baby you have waited to adopt. You've chosen a meaningful name for this little girl.

Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 8/2/2008
NO child is their disability to bad not all of the world looked at it that way, thank you for sharing
In Christs Love
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 8/2/2008
I have seen more deformity in the soul of a man greater than any phisical deformity that a child are bound to wear.
If it is a reason, it is not we to question for it, but accept that another and more kind than ourselves have create all things, goods and "bads".

Reviewed by E T Waldron 8/2/2008
Another beautifully written story Karen! You should publish a book of short stories,for the handicapped.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 8/2/2008
Excellant charater and a sweet child. Well done.
Reviewed by Sandie May Angel-Joyce 8/2/2008
What a little bundle of joy! A gift for a family!!! Deformities are only in the eyes of the beholders. The love to a child conquers all. Well-done, Karen! A Beautiful write!!!

Sandie May :o)
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 8/2/2008
Beautiful, uplifting story, Karen, well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 8/2/2008
There's no telling what God has in store for Trinity. It's exciting to think about, and we plan on being there for every step of the way!

What an uplifting story - and what a great name - Trinity Hope!
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 8/2/2008
A beautiful child with beautiful parents, each bing blessed with each other. My husband and I looked at our daughter when we adopted her at three months old and knew we were indeed blessed. Trinty I know is perfect in every way. Thank you for sharing Karen.

Newfie Hugs are on the way, Rose

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