The story of our baby boy..... · December 08, 2008

Welcome to China travels round two!!!

The story of our baby boy........ 2008-12-08 14:21:35.0

Welcome to all--and SURPRISE!! We have chosen to adopt again, and those that know us best probably are not too surprised!!

The reason that we call him the littlest starfish is in large part to a very meaningful tale that I came across while adopting Hope. Here is the story>>>>>

The Starfish Thrower




Once upon a time there was a man
who used to go to the ocean




to do his writing.




He had a habit




of walking on the beach




before he began his work.
One day he was walking




along the shore.
As he looked down the beach




he saw a human figure




moving like a dancer.




He smiled to himself




to think of someone
who would dance to the day.
So he began to walk faster




to catch up.
As he got closer,




he saw that it was an
older man and the man




wasn't dancing.




Instead he was reaching




down to the shore,




picking up something
and very gently




throwing it into the ocean.




As he got closer he called out,




"Good morning! What are you doing?"
The older man paused,




looked up and replied,
"Throwing starfish into the ocean."




The man noticed




there were hundreds of starfish




all washed up on the beach




from a storm the night before.




He watched as the man carefully




continued to pick up the starfish




one by one.
"I guess I should have asked,




‘Why are you throwing starfish




into the ocean?’"
"The sun is up




and the tide is going out.




If I don't throw them in




they'll die."
"But don't you realize




there are miles and miles of beach




and starfish all along it.




You can't possibly make a difference!"
The older man listened politely.




He bent down, picked up another starfish




He looked at the starfish




as he prepared to




throw it into the ocean,




past the breaking waves and said –




"I will make a difference to this one!"

So goes the story of our little guy. While we cannot adopt all of the babies that need a home, we can make a difference in the life of one more. And we are fully aware that it will be us who is given the gift, and our lives that will be enriched yet again!! Oh- and note the irony of him having the beach in the backround of his picture---our perfect little starfish!!

We are thrilled to share our story with all of you--but ask that you share our excitement! We are aware that 6 kids is not for everyone--but we are so happy that this is our life! So thanks in advance for your encouragement--we know that we have the best family and friends.....and we can count on all of you!!