Saturday, September 22, 2012

First Day!

Today was a long and at times a very difficult day. Like every other day by God's grace we made it through it and we could not be happier to have these precious kiddos! There were many emotions by our two new little additions and by us for that matter. Please be in prayer as they adjust to us and all the changes that have happened!
Tonight when I went to bed I found this note on my bed from my new sister!

It melted my heart and made me smile so big! She has been my little shadow since coming last night(which I love)!

Friday, September 21, 2012

I have a new brother and sister!!!


Where to even begin…what a crazy past couple of days! Thursday morning when we woke up we had no idea what the day held for us. At about 11:30 a.m. we got a phone call that has probably changed the rest of our lives. We were asked if we would be interested in taking two children for the weekend, an 11 year old girl and a 6 year old boy, who had come to this country to be adopted. The planned adoption was not working out and they needed a place to stay until a placement could be made. We were overjoyed at the thought of having two precious ones come stay with us for the weekend. But as the day went on we found out that there was not a placement set in place yet and after many phone calls it was decided they would come stay with us and that we would become their guardians.  And Lord willing adopt them!!! Yes adopt them! We did not even know about these children until yesterday and now all I want is to love them and have them as part of our family. Since yesterday morning there have been many phone calls trying to see how all this will work out. After meeting last night with the adoptive parents it was decided the kids would come today around dinner time. We set off today cleaning the house, making room for our new additions, and eagerly awaiting their arrival! It has been amazing to see how God is working this all out.

They have arrived!!!

Today when they arrived, she (the 11 year old girl) would not get out of the car.  She was very scared and did not want to talk. It broke my heart to see the pain in her eyes. I sat with her for a while and we talked in Russian and she laughed when I started talking. I asked her if my Russian was that bad and she said no, she was just surprised to hear me speak it.  This will definitely make me get better with my Russian.  When he (the 6 year old boy)  got out of the car he was shy and had a sad look on his face but as soon as mom said “Привет” (hi in Russian) his face lit up and he said hi right back! I will never forget that huge smile and the way his eyes lit up, it was just precious!  Once my new sister came inside she wanted to unpack all her things and put them away, she wanted everything the way Cam and I have our things, it made me smile.

There is a long road ahead, you can see the years of pain in their young eyes. You just want to wipe it all away. But our Lord is the only one who can, and I pray that over time they will come to see us as their family and feel our love for them! Ok I think that is all I can type for now; I am off to spend time with our new additions to the family!


Monday, September 17, 2012

One step closer!

There is so much to do in these next couple weeks before we leave. At times it can seem overwhelming. But God is always faithful and shows me time and time again that He has it all in control. With much excitement one thing was checked off our “To Do” list- Get Visa, we finally received our Visas in the mail today!

Tonight my grandmother, cousin, and I did some planning and as we were going over verses and ideas for the classes we are going to be teaching the children in Cameroon I was hit with the weight of teaching young minds. They soak up so much of what is around them and what people are saying. I pray that God gives me the right words to say and that they will see Christ through me even in all my weaknesses.