Saturday, August 1, 2009

An amazing coincidence...or???

So we have been licensed for foster care for over 2 years now. It wasn't until a week ago that we finally took in our first placement of this tiny little baby we are caring for now. When I was on my way to go pick her up, I was wondering what she might look like, how big she will be, etc. I had no idea what race she was, and I didn't even know her name at that point. When I arrived, they brought her out, and placed her in my arms. I looked down, and immediately thought, what a darling, sweet baby...then it hit me, there was something way too familiar about this baby. No, I am not related to her birth mom in any way, and I have never met any of her relatives. When I got home, and I studied her a bit more, and she looked up at me and smiled, I knew! This baby looks almost *identical* to what my only biological daughter, Miranda looked like at this age! Jeff agreed. What are the odds of something like this happening? Today I am getting my craft room organized, because a friend and I are going to start working on the Lifebooks for our chinese daughters soon, and I came across Miranda's baby book that I scrapbooked for her from birth-age 2. It has been awhile since we looked at this. When Jeff and I opened it up to the pages of Miranda at this age, our bottom lips hit the floor, and we both looked at each other speechless with our mouths wide open! It is almost a surreal feeling, like here we have a baby that feels so much like our own, yet she is not, and we have no idea who her biological parents really are. I was thinking of posting a picture of Miranda at 2 mos. so you would know what our precious little foster baby looks like, but felt like that would almost be a breech of confidentiality rules if I did. That is how close in appearance they are. Not only does this baby look almost exactly like what Miranda looked like at that age, but her mannerisms, and personality (easy going, almost never cries, smiles, coos, looks peaceful), all match up. I have a friend who doesn't believe in coincidences. She calls all situations like this, God-incidences. I believe...this could be one.

7 comments:

Jill said...

Wow! That is incredible! HE does work in mysterious ways!!
Hugs, Jill

Dalyn (AKA The Queen of Quite Alot) said...

cool! I want to see her!

Calico Sky said...

the Lord does really work in amazing ways!!

I'm just so happy that you've been able to take a child in need into your wonderful home.

chicknboy said...

that is really neat. I like to use the term God-incidences too. :)

Tereasa said...

That is absolutely incredible! I am so happy that you are enjoying her. That is such a gift!

Karen said...

That is so amazing!!!

Julie said...

Thats awesome. One of my boys and one of my girls look so much alike they could pass for bio siblings easy. I love how God does stuff like that!