February 15, 2011

Jubilee Promise

Miss Jubilee has been home a little over a year now. This is the place where we write about special needs and our children with special needs.  Way back when we began pursuing kids with special needs my husband, Dw, and I came to one conclusion:  The only true special need any child has is the need for a family.  

As the days have passed and Jubilee Promise has adjusted to being home, I have to say, she has blossomed.  And at some point in the last year, I suddenly realized I had really, truly bonded with her.  The deep kind of bonding that doesn't make sense to those who have never adopted.  The kind that when I gaze at her I am overcome with emotion that I would have the privilege of being her mommy.  The kind that when I watch her struggle to do something that my pre-schoolers easily do, my heart breaks for her.  

Dw and I had wondered how it would be to bring a just-about-to-turn-eight year old home.  Although there were a few blips along the way, we couldn't imagine our life without her.  And we would take a hundred more Jubilees.  She has added such a dimension to our family that is hard to explain, an extra sweetness.  We need her, as much as she needs us.

Her complete diagnosis is still unknown.  She will be seeing yet another specialist.  Although it would be nice to know her true diagnosis, we know that the best 'method of treatment' for our Jubilee was a family.

We are so very thankful she is ours.



  1. ..."The only true special need a child has in the need for a family"...

    I hope you know how powerful those words really are - thanks for "getting it".

    hugs - aus and co.

  2. She is just beautiful!!! So glad she is your Jubilee and you are her Mommy!

  3. Happy 1 year Anniversary with Jubilee, Linny! SO happy for you and your family. I remember the 'weapons' that the enemy tried to rise up against you in the midst of her process... but PTL that God is GREATER than any of those weapons, and that He caused them to fall! 2010 was "the year of Jubilee" and it was a privilege to pray along with your beautiful family to see her home! ~ SERIOUSLY!?! Has it really been a year already!? God is GOOD!! <><

    Blessings and Hugs,