10 more sleeps until we are holding our boys in our arms!
I can't believe those words are even being typed!
I can't believe how far we have come in a year!
I received the paperwork needed during our trip -
and will finalize that today and get it packed!
A few weeks ago, at our adoption ministry meeting,
we were watching and discussing a DVD from Dr. Karyn Purvis,
as we discussed the different topics she brought up -
I felt like I was contradicting myself...
"The child from hard places has been so independent
that they need to learn to be dependent."
"As we welcome a new child into our home we need
to give them respect and let them lead us."
"The child may not know what to do with their emotions.
We need to hold them and love them through this time."
I guess what I am trying to say is that we have no idea
how our boys will react to us.
We have loved them from afar for a year.
I just love Hagan's little mole at his right eyebrow.
I just love Griggs' chubby little cheeks!
But, really that is all I know of them.
and they know less about us.
As we begin to pack,
and make meals,
and calendar of play dates,
getting things organized on the home front -
my heart breaks to leave my kiddos at home.
I wonder, "Ohhhh my lands, what the heck are we doing?
Is this really worth it?"
And then God tells me,
"yes, these are my children that you are loving
here on earth!
By loving them - you are loving me.
I've gotcha' covered!"
What a great God who takes away my worries!