6.15.2011

Here we come!!!

Well, the bags are packed almost completely packed, our adorable dog Brie is off to spend the week with my sweet in laws, my hair has been freshly cut and colored (because everyone knows that our 6 month old will have a fit if her momma's roots are showing.....right ;) ), library books have been checked out, and I am sitting here in our hallway on the floor blogging away.  I cannot believe this trip is finally here?!  Neither Justin nor I can sleep, we're exhausted physically from a busy weekend, however our adrenaline is pumping and we're wide awake.   But that's exactly what can be accomplished during a 17 hour flight.

It is astounding to pause and just bask in the peace of God and that reality that He has brought us here.  The adoption of our first born is something that has evolved from years of stirrings in our hearts---from teenagers who felt the longing for love from orphans in Romania and The Dominican Republic to a young married couple who believed God was calling them to adoption someday, to January 2010 being the first time we clicked on various adoption agency websites to begin researching international opportunities, to here, at 12:21 AM on June 15: we are finally, finally packing up and boarding a plane to go meet her.  It is amazing.

We are going to use this blog as our main resource of communication while we're away, but at the same time, we just want to unplug and soak up every opportunity that we can while we're there!  Even though this isn't the trip that we get to bring her home on, we are filled with joy and anticipation over this stage of the adoption process!  Please keep us all in your prayers and go on our behalf before our Savior.  We are praying Psalm 16:6 over Little D and all the other children that are awaiting their forever families.  We can't wait to share the stories from our trip and photos of our family once this stage is finalized in court.  Thanks for coming along with us and being the many, many moments of encouragement that you all have been!  We'll keep you posted on the good news!!

4 comments:

Evan said...

We will be praying you have a wonderful trip! I am so excited for you two-nothing compares to seeing your child for the first time!

erica said...

Have a wonderful trip!!! Can't wait to hear all about it.......

God's blessings to you each day! :)

mama marchand said...

I am just so excited for you two. :) I can't wait to see photos of your precious little one. Stay safe and we'll be praying! Much love to you!

Eric and Allyson said...

Praying for you friends! Miss you already...surviving the month of June essentially apart is killing me:) But so greatful you are loving on your daughter and our little man in your spare time!