February 07, 2010

So much excitement

I can hardly contain my excitement today. One week from this very moment, I will be holding Miles Dieudonne! I can't wait to see that first smile, to get those first cuddles, and to love all over him. I can't wait to tell him all about his daddy and his brother and sister waiting for him at home. I can't wait to give him that first bath. I can't wait to experience his birth country. I can't wait to deliver food and formula to the orphanages in Kinshasa. I am just all a-flutter (I don't think that is a word, but that is totally how I feel.) I'm just ready to be finished with this waiting phase and into the living phase! The excitement I feel about our new life as a family of five is overwhelming.

It's going to be great seeing Sadie and Noah meet their little brother for the first time. This whole experience is feeling very surreal today. It's like I've been thinking about, and planning for it for so long, that I am having trouble processing that it is really all about to happen! Yippee!

Today was my last Sunday at church before I hop on that plane on Saturday for a journey that I am sure will change me forever. I think that I have mentioned before that I teach our high school Sunday school class. Those amazing teenagers had a prayer time for our family this morning. They prayed for my safety, for Kamron's peace of mind, for smooth transitions for our sweet child, and for the people of Congo. There is just something so beautiful about hearing young people pray out loud. Their faith and their prayers were so moving to me.

Our community has supported us in so many ways- this is one of my favorite ways:

All I can say is "WOW!" Goodness and happiness just abounds!

- Then those 'sheep' are going to say, 'Master, what are you talking about? When did we ever see you hungry and feed you, thirsty and give you a drink? And when did we ever see you sick or in prison and come to you?' Then the King will say, 'I'm telling the solemn truth: Whenever you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me—you did it to me.'- Matthew 25:37-40

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