Friday, February 15, 2013

and the sweats begin...

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!

ohhhhhh my!!!

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! 


Sharon said...

You and your family are amazing, Jodi! May God continue to give you the energy you need for the service He has given you!

Shonni said...

What FUN!!!!
Praying for ya'll.

Liz said...

I found that with JD being 9 when we adopted him ....I was scared to death as I didn't know how it would go. But, with his dwarfism he allowed us to carry him and each time we picked him up those sweet arms would wrap around our necks and he would kiss us. it was really a blessing and helped our transition. I cannot wait to see you with these boys!!!!!

Stacia said...

LOVE this post. It won't be long now and you are as ready as a Mama can be. :)
Last year we were on your same timeline to bring our Liam home. It goes by so quickly.
I can't wait to see your boys in your arms!

Yvette said...

Heehee just you wait for your world to be rocked. It in a way indescribable - get ready for the happy mischievous giggles of your little new crew. The first days will be hard but what an incredible blessing to have them already brothers!

Anonymous said...

I love how you asked "Is it really worth it?" And then God reminds you of His answer... YES, He's gotcha covered!! What you are doing is of eternal value, the most eternal value!! While others are buying bigger houses and fancier cars, you are storing up your treasures in Heaven. THANK YOU for what you're doing and what you've done. God sees your faithfulness and yes, He's gotcha covered!!

Susan Davis said...

I am so incredibly excited for you all! I can't wait to see the pictures of you holding your sweet boys!

Susan Davis said...

I am so incredibly excited for you all. I can't wait to see the pictures of you holding your sweet boys!!!


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