We are just days away from getting on a plane to go meet our boys for the first time...and bring them home! I must admit that I am pretty stressed out between finishing things up at work, preparing the house to be gone, packing Noah for his stay with MawMaw and PawPaw, getting stuff together for the boys, and packing for ourselves. It seems like I cross one thing off my to-do list and then three more things are added. I needed to take a break and update the blog...
Many people are asking how we feel. We are both very excited and very anxious. Excited to get the boys, to bring them home, to hang out in Rome a few days. We are also anxious. I love being on planes, but being 4.5 months pregnant and on a plane doesn't not sound fun to me. I am nervous about how I am going to feel and get the needed rest, etc. We have never met our children and have no idea what their personalities will be like, and we know that they will not understand what we are saying to them since they do not know English. We don't know how long it is going to take them to feel comfortable with us as Mommy and Daddy, we don't know if they will adjust well or if it is going to be really hard on everyone. We have no idea how Noah will react once he truly realizes that his brothers are home forever. There are just so many unknowns running through our minds.
The best thing is that I know that God has led us here, and His grace is sufficient for all we need! He has an amazing plan for our family, and I know we are going to be very very blessed with all these precious children. What an honor that God saw us fit to parent four young men.
We are also so very humbled by the gifts and encouragement we have received from our church family and friends. One Sunday school class blessed us with a multitude of diapers and wipes, and several gift cards. Others have donated clothes and car seats. Just a few minutes ago our doorbell rang and two girls from across the street handed me an envelope with money they had raised for our adoption by selling popcicles. The whole thing was their idea. I am almost speechless. God uses young children to teach us so much about faith and charity. Isn't He amazing and good! I cannot describe the gratitude I feel.
Over and over again I am reminded of how blessed I am that God has called us to adopt. We are simply being obedient to what He has called us to do, and He just hasn't stopped blessing us!