>I was able to hold my precious son Samuel in my arms for the first time. The Holy Spirit had filled me with a love for him that was as strong as that of my other children, even though I had only seen his sweet face in a photo. The months spent waiting were physically painful as I ached to have him in my arms and shower him with hugs and kisses. It was like someone was holding my child hostage and I couldn’t go and get him. I had to daily pray for peace and patience as we trusted God’s timing. Finally that day came and it was all that i imagined it would be….joyful, emotional, heartbreaking…. It hard to believe he has only been in our family for three years. It’s hard to remember life without him. He has brought us so much joy and I could not imagine he and Jon Cole not having each other. Thank you Lord for trusting us with this precious child and the three years we have been blessed having him as our son. You can see our China adoption story here.