So, I've been "getting in trouble" with many of you lately for going too long in between blog updates! Things have simply been crazy around the Root Casa, and I do apologize! As if life as a family of seven is every not crazy, nonetheless, the last few months have been a ginormous roller coaster of ridiculous life moments one after the other.
We were also blessed to run right smack in to the Patteson Family while waiting to get into Sea World our first morning. I didn't recognize Danielle behind her glamorous sunglasses, but I recognized her chocolate cutie immediately! That prompted us being able to get together with them and the Boddies for dinner and we had such a wonderful time chatting adoption and life talk with them! Leanne Boddie suggested we meet up the next day at The Witte Museum, and the kids had an absolute blast. The Boddie girls are adorable and Bekeh and Caleb were giddy with excitement to get to play with them all afternoon.
Jason recently shared with me that God has it on his heart to adopt again. A baby girl. I can't even imagine. Seriously, when he told me this, I believe the words, "Get behind me satan" escaped my lips. And while God has not placed the desire and call in my heart at this time, He has been actively ministering to me and reminding me of so many things. I have opened my heart to defend the fatherless, and whether that's through mission work or being a mom to more, I'm abandoned and willing. In God's time. I have submitted my family, the way it looks, operates, functions, forms, grows, and lives to Him, and He is free to do with it whatever He knows is best. He'll prepare me and call me when it's time. If it's His plan for our family, which, when I look in Jason's heart, I see the reality that it already is. Someday.
Nathan (our 9yr old) and I will be heading to Ethiopia next May 19th. I'm anxious and excited about returning to visit Bekeh and Caleb's birthfamily in their village. It will be a great opportunity to introduce Nathan to the culture and people that we have fallen in love with, as well as check in on Bekeh and Caleb's 3 bio sisters still living there. We are preparing pictures of B&C from this past year of growing to present to their father and we know it's going to be a great time of fellowship with them. We are traveling with the Rowell's and I can't wait to meet and hug and kiss and love all over their new son. Please keep us in your prayers this next month!