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!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Five Weeks

Five weeks from today, as of right now, I will have already held my daughter!  I can't believe in just five weeks, she will be in my arms and our bonding process will begin.  I'm hoping she will be very interactive with us.  I'm hoping she will not be terrified of us.  I'm hoping she will smile at me by the time we leave.... in all her pictures I have not seen her smiling.  I so desperately want to see my little girl smile.  I'm hoping I will somehow manage to get a hug out of her.  I think that one hug will carry me thru until I can bring her home with us forever. 

More than anything, I hope she is healthy.  I hope she is happy in her current "home" and I hope that she transitions to us easily.  That is a lot to ask for, I know, but I'm asking.  I also hope that she not only grows comfortable with me, but with Tim as well.  I can't wait to see Sara interact with Tim.  I can't wait for Tim to be holding his daughter!  He is getting very excited about this adoption and bringing our Sara Joy home.

Five weeks!!!!!  It's getting closer!

In Christ,


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Lori said...

I love the FB countdowns!!!!