"I really do believe that the capacity to love is what gives meaning to our lives, even though we are never more vulnerable than when we let down our guard and trust our hearts to others. The world isn't perfect; nor are people. It's quite possible that loving flawed people in an equally flawed world is going to subject you to the worst kind of heartache. But I like to think that the heart is capable of surviving the cost of loving because IT WAS MEANT TO." -Susan meissner, A Fall of Marigolds
In this picture we are with Emily's foster family on the left, and the woman who brought her to us, on the right, 9 summers ago. She is the assistant director of the orphanage, and the sister-in-law to the foster mother.