We come with beautiful secrets
We come with purposes written on hearts, written on our souls
We come to every new morning
With possibilities only we can hold
Redemption comes in strange places, small spaces
Calling out the best of who we are
I want to add to the beauty
to tell a better story… (~sara groves)
(the following written by Kelle’s sister)
At 4:24 pm, January 22, 2010, six pound Nella Cordelia Hampton entered the world and our hearts.
Nella has Down’s Syndrome.
There are those moments when you just can’t find the words….when you know that no amount of time, no thesaurus, no edited photos…nothing could possibly do justice to what you feel in your soul. But my sister wants me to get this out….to just rip the band aid off and post something. And through tears, she asked me to hurry…because she needs the comments….she needs the love. So, I will keep typing…and do my best to do justice to the story…a better story that has just begun….whose beginning I am struggling to convey….because so many moments of the last twenty four hours…the conversations…the shared tears….the peace….have felt like magic…as though the stars were aligned and all was and is exactly as it should be. Perfect. When really, God could not feel any closer.
Redemption comes in strange places…small spaces…calling out the best of who we are…an invitation to be beautiful….to add to the beauty…and tell a better story…
(more words and pics from my sister coming soon….in the meantime, let the comments and love begin….)