We truly are a family redefined. We are husband, wife, son, daughter, step children, biological and adopted children and most importantly, Children of God.

A friend pointed out that I needed to update my blog header. After our adoption from Ethiopia, I had updated it stating how the adoption of Sara Joy completed our family. Well... the journey continues. After much prayer, we have decided to follow what we feel is God's calling for us...we went to Ghana with the intention of adopting a four year old girl, Isabella Hope. Little did we know that she would be the catalyst to bringing home not only her, but her half brother and sister. We will now be adding not only Isabella Hope to our family, but also Mary Grace (9) and Gilbert (6) who we will transition to the name Nathaniel Timothy. The shock is wearing off and the JOY and EXCITEMENT are overwhelming. Now truly, our family is complete. The great part of journeying with God, is that it's always an adventure. He knows where we are going, and for us it is all a marvelous surprise. Looking forward to sharing our family adventures as we walk daily through life and as we venture off to Ghana to bring home Mary, Nate and Isabella! It's always an adventure redefining our family!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Sara Joy!

It's still hard to believe that I now know the face of my daughter!  It is a strange feeling having a daughter on the other side of the world, who you have never touched, held, kissed or even laid eyes on... but with all of your heart, you love her.  Unconditionally.  Endlessly.  Forever.  This little girl will have a home... and not just ANY home, but HER home.  The one God had planned for her.  The one I can't wait to bring her home to.

Sara got  her first present today.  My sister is in from Connecticut, staying with my mom for a few days.  They came over today to spend some time with us.  When Robin came, she brought a gift for Sara.  It is a beautiful pink and white dress.  It will look beautiful on my Sara Joy!

I guess this is not really Sara's first gift.  My wonderful friend Megan thought of her before she even knew who Sara was.  She remembered how I said I could not wait to put bows in my little girl's hair.  Bows on a head that has probably never had beautiful bows put in them.  So one day she came over and brought me bows for my Sara's hair.  It was very sweet.  I can not wait to put those bows in my little girl's hair!

So, right now we don't know much.  Right now we just wait.  We wait (again... sigh) for a court date.  Courts close in Ethiopia for a good bit of time during the summer due to the rainy season.  There is really no good rhyme or reason for when they close or when they will open again.  Maybe... just maybe... if we are lucky, we can get a court date before the courts close.  That would be so cool!  Right now we are not sure if we will have to go to Ethiopia for our court date.  No one seems to know right now.  I guess we will just have to wait and see - and be ready to go.  But Lord knows, I'm ready!

After court, Sara's paperwork will be prepared for her to come home.  I guess it takes about 6-8 weeks after court to be able to go and travel to bring her home. 

Here is my wish... that my Sara Joy is home for Christmas! 

In Christ,

1 comment:

Paula said...

Praying that your wish comes true.