Saturday, March 24, 2012

2 DAYS!!!

EEEEEK! The day after tomorrow we're leaving to go see our daughter!! My stomach is doing flip-flops just thinking about all that we are about to do. Leaving our 3 older kids. Flying for a really long time. Standing before govt officials and explaining why we want to adopt our baby girl with Down syndrome. Meeting her for the first time. Holding her and telling her that we love her. It's almost more than my brain can process at one time as the enormity of it all weighs heavy. I can't really put into words all the thoughts swimming in my head, but today I've been contemplating adoption. What it is and isn't, how our lives will be (and are being) changed by it, the false presuppositions I held as we took the first steps toward adopting (and more, I'm sure, will be revealed as time progresses), our hopes and fears after bringing her home. We are grateful for the elders at our church who have guided us through Scripture as we work through these things as well as fellow believers who are more mature in their faith that have counseled us along the way.

The progress report on yesterday's mission:

We finished everything on our to-do list!! Yay!!

Today's mission: Play at the park with our kiddos: )

We've been having a wonderful time with our kids and enjoying spending time with them! I'm going to miss them so much, but know they will be in great hands while we're gone. Please pray for us, I think it's going to be harder on this mama than it is on my sweet kids!

1 comment:

  1. I'm re-living all those emotions all over again following your journey. It will be unbelievably hard being away from your other children BUT, in the end you will think over and over how worth it it was. It truly is all worth it and then some! Adoption is amazing. Praise God for the opportunity to bring these precious hidden treasures home! Praying for you as you get ready to leave. So glad we can follow your amazing journey to Elizabeth : )