It was 32 years ago that we drove to Los Angeles Airport to pick up someone very special. We sat in the waiting area for the passengers to come out. Lots of people came off the plane, then our social worker went on the plane and came back out with our 6-month-old little girl from Korea! Joan, our social worker, placed her in my arms, Josh peering over to get a look, lol.
I had no idea that little girl would one day be my best friend. Molly came pretty compliant, comes from being in an orphanage with little attention. She was quiet and serene. Her dad had just got his pilot's license, so the day after we got her, we got in a Cessna and headed from Oxnard, CA to Grants Pass, OR. She was good the whole way, as was her brother. This was not the best idea, but I won't go into that.
She loved her Auntie Sue and responded to her right away.
Molly did find her voice and came to realize if she cried, she got what she needed, lol. She was fun and creative, making doll clothes from leftover fabric, lace, etc. She was and is cheerful most of the time, a blessing to those around her.
Without going into details, Molly & her brother had a really rough time after our divorce, the effects still being seen. L But Molly found Jesus when she was little and has never left. She clung to Him and He has seen her through. She was a joy growing up, so very sweet and thoughtful, and those words describe her to this day.
She met Will, and I met his dad, what joy! Now they live closer and we are thrilled. I could never have envisioned how things would be 32 years later, I never would've dreamed. But my little girl, such a HUGE blessing is still spreading sunshine everywhere she goes. She means more to me than I can say, as most mothers feel. But to have come from so very far away to land in my heart is a miracle and a gift from God. Thinking of her today, of all the years, and how she looked in her little pink outfit when she arrived. Thank You Lord!!!!