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, August 28, 2010

One month...

So, we are down to one month.  30 days to be exact, but one month sounds so much smaller.  Maybe I should really play games with my mind and represent the days left in the fraction of a year.  30 / 365 = 0.08219 years until I get to hold my daughter for the very first time.  Four weeks from today we board the airplane to Washington DC and then transfer planes for the ride that will change our life... straight thru to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with only a short stop in Rome for refuling.  Four weeks!  That is not long at all.

While we are waiting, we have a birthday to plan for.  Anna is turning seven and she decided she wanted a party with her school friends this year.  We had one for her the year before last, but she didn't really want one last year.  Instead she just wanted cupcakes at school.  This year she wants a party.  So, we will be inviting 17 first graders to a party.  Since Anna's birthday is on the 16th, and it's so close to when we leave for Ethiopia, we decided to have it somewhere other than our house.  Anna's really excited about it, and I'm excited about the fact that they take care of everything... all we have to do is bring the cake.  I can handle that the week before we leave for Ethiopia. 

The weekdays are filled with school work and activities associated with school.  The weekends are filled with... well, weekend stuff.  Time should fly between now and when we leave.  After we return home Cameron and Tim are planning a guys weekend out.  They are going to go to a Clemson football game and maybe go camping somewhere over there.  Anna and I will stay home and probably do some "girly" stuff like get a manicure and pedicure together.  Just spending some time together doing girl things that we normally wouldn't do, and will be a bit more difficult to do for awhile after Sara gets here. 

One month... 30 days... tomorrow, the number starts with a "2"... so exciting. 

In Christ,


Heather said...

Chris and Anna have the same birthday! So happy for you guys!

Lori said...

It just doesn't seem real....and yet, it is and imagine how it will be when she's in your arms??!!!


Paula said...

I'm excited for you!