My original concept was to design a two-page, side-by-side LO of my DD and DS to illustrate Steven Curtis Chapman's fabulous song about adoption, "When Love Takes You In". After creating the separate LOs, however, I really liked the pinks for my daughter and the blues for my son. (Call me a traditionalist! ;-) I'm still looking for a way to merge the two seamlessly into a two page LO. In the meantime, I wanted to post them individually. I put them side by side since my DD's has the first half of the lyrics and my DS's LO the second half. It is such an awesome song that I've included the complete lyrics on both LOs just in case some only views one of the two.


If you have never heard Chapman's song before, you can see it. Fair warning: Have your kleenex handy!


Thank you for looking.



P.S. While writing this, I learned that Chapman's five-year-old daughter was killed in a tragic accident. Please keep them in your prayers.



Journaling:


[Karin's LO]
I know you've heard the stories but they all sound too good to be true.
You've heard about a place called home, but there doesn't seem to be one for you.
So one more night you cry yourself to sleep and drift off to a distant dream


Where love takes you in and everything changes.
A miracle starts with the beat of a heart.
When love takes you home and says you belong here,
The loneliness ends and a new life begins ....


When love takes you in.


[Surafel's LO]
And somewhere while you're sleeping, someone else is dreaming too.
Counting down the days until they hold you close and say, "I love you".
And like the rain that falls into the sea
In a moment what has been is lost in what will be.


When love takes you in, everything changes.
A miracle starts with the beat of a heart.


And this love will never let you go.
There is nothing that could ever cause this love to lose its hold.



Credits
PortalART Prints, FotoBlendz Clipping Mask -- Anna Aspnes
Star Sparkle Brush -- John Barttles
Elegance Brush -- 1lovesdevine
Vector Hearts Brush -- Mel Rodicq
Grunge Overlay -- Leora Sanford
Hinge -- Eternal Love Kit by Scrap Girls
Font -- CK Becky