We received our referral today for a gorgeous 12 month old baby boy!!
Thursday, May 13, 2010
We got our "on deck" e-mail on Tuesday afternoon! This means that we are most likely in the next batch of referrals and we are very close to getting our baby boy's picture and bio!! I just can't wait to see his little face and what it looks like. Will he be 3 months old, or 9 months old? Is there any info. on his biological parents, or none.....so many questions, so many emotions. It is so wonderful going through it for the second time as I know so much better what to expect....mostly from my emotions. I do not do well when I am caught off guard with a wave of emotion. The waves come quick and furious sometimes with adoption. Well, lots of the time. I know to expect the unexpected, and even that helps.
We have a place lined up for us to live at while there. We will be staying at the Ethiopia Guest home for the several months we will be living there. So busy planning, and getting ready.
The above picture is from a walk I took with the kids on Mother's Day. I just wanted to be with them and enjoy. I have to admit I had a pang of sadness knowing that my 4th child was not with me, but I know he is meant to be in Ethiopia right now and God's got him under his wing of warmth and love and protection until He sees it is time for us to go. Next year the picture will be 2 vanilla babies and 2 chocolate babies.......oh what a beautiful sight!!!! I never would have imagined my family would look like this when I was younger, and now I can't imagine it looking any other way. Isn't this supposed to be the norm? :)