Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Is it spring yet?!

I can't imagine living where it's perpetually warm or constantly cold and have always said that I love living where there are 4 seasons, but come ON. Enough already.

Blessedly, my girl and I get to experience spring a little early... as in 2 weeks from today. On March 5 we leave for Texas where they have been consistently having 60 degree weather. Woo Hoo! (Tuck will join us soon thereafter).

Of course the reason we're going is even more exciting than that -- we will hopefully be meeting the newest member of our family. I say hopefully because Madison reminded me at bedtime tonight that "we don't know if God has picked us yet, Mom." You see, when we told her about our potential adoption, we used those exact words: "Tiffany has picked us to adopt her baby girl, but we'll have to wait to see if God picks us to be her forever family."

We've been down this road. We wanted to prepare her... just in case.

And then I've gotten all caught up in the excitement and the assumption that we will be bringing home a baby. So I stumbled all over myself trying to explain that I feel really good about things this time... and Tiffany calls all the time... and Tiffany told me point blank that she's not going to change her mind... but finally I admitted to my sweet angel that she's absolutely right: we don't know if God's picked us yet.

Thank you for your continued prayers. I will keep you posted.

PS My friend, Marie, blows me away. I can't even put into words all that she means to me. I will forever be amazed at her sacrificial love. I love you, friend.


April said...

"we don't know if God has picked us yet, Mom." - that brought tears to my eyes.

I am so excited for you that I can't even put into words what I'm feeling right now. But I didn't want to continue to be silent and have you worried because I am nothing but happy and hopeful for you and I can't wait to meet the new baby girl. If, as Maddie so graciously put it, God has chosen you.

I love you all. hugs and kisses

Jamie said...

What a sweet little girl you have! I love how kids can bring adults back down to earth sometimes! hehe.

Oh, and I would LOVE to live somewhere where there are four seasons. Here, there are two weather patterns. Rainy and cold, and sunny and cold. It gets old! :0)