Monday, December 28, 2009

Thank you Alldrin Family!

The Alldrin Family just returned from Ethiopia where they were united with their three newest children, and they also brought back new images of our kiddos!!!
Your kids are darling! Your little guy was very funny. They brought him over and I read the book to him. After I handed him the book, he decided that our appointment was over and took off down the step (which was bigger than he was) and across the alley to his nanny. Your little girl is oh, SO cute! She loved the pony. She was pretty serious until I started tickling her. That is when I got the big smiles. She is sweet! They are very small. I would put them at 18 months and 3 years old in size if I had to guess. I can't wait for you to go get them! -KristinIt's so wonderful to see them growing and their sweet curly hair growing in! We are so thankful for these peeks at them from our traveling friends so we don't feel like we're missing out on quite as much until we can go get them! 13 days and we leave! 21 days and they'll be in our arms!!!! Thank you Jesus!

God is perfect and all His ways are Perfect!

I've been so busy the last couple of days, but still in the back of my mind just a bit upset that we weren't on the other side of the world right now preparing to pick up Bekeh and Dereje. But, God in His amazing wonderful ways sent me an email through a travel buddy this morning that clarified so much. I understand a portion of His timing, I understand that it's not always all about me, shock!, and I understand that our Heavenly Daddy loves us so much He doesn't leave anything open. He completes and provides closure and healing to every part of our life when we let Him. Thank You Lord for your perfection. Thank you for YOUR WILL and your timing winning out over my short sided desires. I can't wait for all the blessings you have planned for this trip, and I can't wait to hold Bekelech and Dereje and love on them, and pray over them, and put lotion on their sweet hands, and moisturizer in their hair!!! AAHHHWWWW!!!!!!! I'm so excited!!!!!!!!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Travel Dates Confirmed

Our dates have been changed and set for January 9th - January 22nd. It will be a much greater challenge to find care for the boys, Brooklyn will miss finals, and two weeks of school instead of one, but God is sovereign, knows better than I, and His ways and timing are perfect. Bekeh and Caleb will not be affected any differently, I will have two extra weeks to prepare for their arrival, and I'm sure whatever God's reason for having us change and pay the fine for changing our tickets, is serious and important enough to not be questioned by me. We look forward to all the families we will travel with on the 15th, and simply can not wait to go bring home our children.

"In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps." Proverbs 16:9 Thank you Lord for allowing your Will to win over my earthly vision and desires.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

They are CRAZY ROOTS!!!!!!!

AWAA has called, and we're thrilled to announce that Bekelech and Dereje are legally, officially, formally, and forever more. . . CRAZY ROOTS!!!!!!!!!

Welcome to our family Bekelech Eva Root
and we will call you Bekeh - pronounced "Becca" . . . and Welcome Caleb Wesley Dereje Root

you're going to love it here!!! It's always a blast!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

We Did Not Pass

The guy who was signing off on our MOWA letter went out of town and took his keys to the files with him so no one else could access them. Hopefully the judge can squeeze us in on the 8th and we'll pass then.

BUT ON OTHER NEWS!!!!! AWAA CHINA called my brother and sister in law with their TA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are rejoicing that the Lord answered our prayers and brought them this news today!!!!!!!!!! We are so excited to bring Rhett home finally!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We serve an awesome God who is in control of everything. Our adoption timing is perfect according to the Lord's will and this delay neither surprised Him or changed the timeline we've been on all along. We are heartbroken that it delays our travel though. We were hopeful Brooklyn wouldn't have to miss as much school if we could have traveled in the Jan 2 group, but again, God's timing, not ours, thankfully.

Waiting, waiting, waiting. . . .

Waiting for the phone to ring, everytime it does my heart goes crazy. Waiting for the time when it's AWAA. Waiting to honor God with my praises, waiting to see what the next leg of our journey looks like, and waiting for my nephew, just happily, anxiously, joyfully waiting. . .
"Be glad for all God is planning for you. Be patient in trouble, and always be prayerful." Romans 12:12 LB