I was reading the other day in Ch. 1 of the Gospel According to Luke and I ran across this verse which related to the baby John the Baptist:
“…What then will this child be? For the hand of the Lord was with him” – verse 66
I often think the same son. You have been given to us as a gift, and a blessing. It is clear for us to see that the Lord wishes this for us. From Mrs. Connie, to the Spirit confirming this daily, we continually hope in Jesus to bring you home.
Yes, in some time you are coming and as the Lord blesses you in Ethiopia, we will wait.
John the Baptist baptized Jesus…how will Jesus use you to further His kingdom?
We shall see…
Play hard, sleep well
We are coming son
So they call the adoption process a paper pregnancy. We must pull together many necessary documents, get them notarized, state certified, and sent to The Ministry of Women’s Affairs in Ethiopia. Signed, sealed, delivered, I’m yours. Would you believe that the photo above is our paperwork? Your right, it’s not. The stack is not that huge, yet. Believe it or not, this process has been quite enjoyable. I’ve never felt overwhelmed, but I tried to take it bit by bit. We have really great, encouraging people through America World that are helping us out. I get to ask Nicole, Janiece, or Nikki all of my questions. We are near the end of this chase, this race to bring you to our doorstep. Your dad would say it’s a super marathon. And he loves running, so it works out well. You know what has made this process so good? We have seen the Lord’s provision a ton. He is good. Amen?
I want to say a special prayer tonight for several people.
Your new cousin Chloe.
My cousin Brett who gets married this weekend.
And of course, you.
By the way, did you know how much we already love you? We love you just as much as if you were in my tummy right now.
Good night little man. Dream well.
Happy Mother’s Day!
Son, this is your Nana in the blue dress when she was a little girl with her mama.
Son, this is your Grandma Debby with me on my wedding day.
(We love you two. Thanks for raising us and giving us love, nourishment, and care. We are so thankful for you, our mothers. We cannot wait to share our son with you because you are going to be awesome grandmas. Have a blessed day.)
hello son. how are you? we are in franklin, tn at a wedding with our friends. we just bought you a book that we look forward to reading to you. It’s called “Big Rabbit’s Bad Mood” by Ramona Badescu. I just read it to your dad and he liked it, so I bet you will too.
Here are some little green pjs that I think you would be super cozy in.
I knew that there were “malnourished” children in Ethiopia, and our agency even said that there is a chance that you could be malnourished. But I hadn’t thought much of it until I recently read about this fundraiser to get formula to Ethiopian babies. Clink the link on the side and read the story. I also read all of the comments. It was quite interesting to hear of all of the families through AWAA (our adoption agency) that are ready to bring one of these little jewels to nourishment under their care. I think about your little tummy and I just hope that it is satisfied. I feel selfish and cannot grasp that I could be sitting here full, while you lie hungry. Not fair. I am so sorry if this is the case son. May the Lord be with you, and all of kiddos there with you.