Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Travel Dates

We just got our confirmed travel dates. We will be "officially" in Ethiopia for the adoption Feb. 14th-19th. Matt and I will probably go on the 10th to visit with the Johnsons and to photograph the area.

I'll be honest, although it is great to know the dates, my heart just broke when I opened the email!! I know I am being selfish and not trusting and I promise to return to that, but I am sad that we won't be going this month like we expected. I am certain God is teaching me to trust, let go of control and know that His ways are not my ways...they are better!!! So my head knows that and soon my heart will follow!!

Precious Sam, we are so close to holding you in our arms. My desire to begin pouring love into your life is so great I can hardly contain it! I want you to know security, consistency and the love of a family that is all your own!! I want you to be cherished and given the time, love and attention that you deserve. I am so grateful for the precious people who have loved and taken care of you while I couldn't and know that they gave you all they could, but it's time now. Time for you to know your mommy and daddy and brother and sisters and all of the family and friends who love you here already!! We will make a red, yellow and green paper chain and we'll tear one off every day until you are home. What a day of rejoicing that will be!!!

Wow...I think I just heard God's longing for a personal, "at home" relationship with His children. He truly has given me an even greater understanding of the deep love He has for me through this adoption process!!


Jennifer said...

So, so, so excited! I know it's so hard to wait. I can't even imagine how hard. I've been through lots with you. It's surreal to be able to look back and see the path that has led you to where you are right now. And it's only just beginning...

~just me~ said...

we're so excited for you! love getting updates from my parents about you guys. :)