Monday, November 30, 2009


We received our court date today of December 24th
CHRISTMAS EVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We are beside ourselves with excitement!!
Precious baby Sam, we are coming sweet one!!!!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Care Package #1

Samuel Jacob,

Wow...I still feel like I'm dreaming!! I've stared into your eyes, wondered what your thoughts are, prayed for you to be healthy and to feel at peace and loved, and dreamed of the moment I will be with you to hug, kiss and love on you! You are so precious to me and to be able to see you now is such a gift!!! I feel this sense of urgency to protect you and watch over you, but I need to trust in your heavenly Father who has not for a moment left your side these past four months! I so wonder what it has a been like for you, what you have felt and experienced and I have to trust that God has protected your heart and given you the security and comfort and love at this time of your life when you need it so desperately!
So, with no other options but to trust in Him, I wait and pray, cry and smile at your sweet little face and store up all of the love I have for you and bottle it up until I can just let it flow!! I love you precious Sam!!

And, here is a surprise coming just for you! A gracious family is blessing us by bringing this care package to you as they travel to pick up their little boy!!
I hope you can sense that we are coming and soon you will be in the arms of your forever family!!!

I love you,

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

BABY SAM!!!!!!!!!

We saw your precious face around three this afternoon. By God's almighty grace we have seen your big beautiful brown eyes and sweet olive skin. You are a miracle. God reminded us today of an amazing verse in Genesis: "I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you." Gen. 28:15

Samuel Jacob you are loved more than anything in this world. Your life is a rich story filled with meaning and purpose. Our family is forever blessed because we now have a sacred gift from Father God--the chance to call you brother and son. Praise God in heaven!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Grab a Kleenix...

I came across this poem on another adoptive family's blog.
I read it and sobbed!!
I hope I can convey to Sam one day how grateful I am to his birth mother and how courageous and unselfish she must be!!!


Once there were two women who never knew each other

One you do not remember, the other you call Mother

Two different lives shaped to make you one

One became your guiding star, the other became your sun.

The first one gave you life, and the second taught you to live it

The first gave you a need for love, the second was there to give it

One gave you a nationality, the other gave you a name

One gave you a talent, the other gave you aim

One gave you emotions, the other calmed your fears

One saw your first sweet smile, the other dried you tears

One made an adoption plan, that was all that she could do

The other prayed for a child, and God led her straight to you.

Now, which of these two women, Are you the product of?

Both, my darling, Both, Just two different types of love.

---- Unknown