Turning “Peace” Signs into “Victory”- thoughts from the Haugh Family
This is my favorite picture from our adoption trip for Anna. It was taken a couple of days after her Gotcha Day on a visit to a local Chinese park. Every time we pulled out our camera, she loved giving us a smile and her â€œpeaceâ€ sign. We thought it was pretty cute because she was giving us the same â€œpeaceâ€ sign that was in her referral picture on the Waiting Children List.
After we returned to our hotel, we loaded our pictures on our laptop. Right away, I noticed something I hadnâ€™t seen when the picture was taken. When someone wins a game, or makes the final score for a win, they are often put up on someoneâ€™s shoulders to celebrate that personâ€™s success or win. What I saw in this picture, was a daughter on her fatherâ€™s shoulders, celebrating her adoption, which had been planned by her Heavenly Father before He created the world. And when we took the picture, I saw her â€œpeaceâ€ sign. After, I saw two â€œVâ€™sâ€ that represented â€œVICTORYâ€. What a sweet VICTORY!
Through our adoptions and involvement with serving orphans, we have seen many pictures of older waiting children who are holding up their â€œpeaceâ€ signs. We would like to encourage you to open your hearts and pray over adopting an older child. Will you consider turning their â€œpeaceâ€ signs into â€œVICTORYâ€?