Friday, July 23, 2010

Emily Margaret On My Mind

Good morning friends!
Yes, I'm here with another back-to-back
post on the adoption blog.
It seems now that we're back from vacation
I have Emily Margaret on my mind a lot.
Hhmmm, let's think this through.
For one we saw tons of beautiful Asian
children while on vacation.
It provided the perfect time to talk more
about Emily Margaret with the kids.

My second reason for baby girl brain,
is that vacation served as a time frame.
As in, "When we get back from vacation
I'm going to combine the boys' bedroom.
So that they will be settled before going back to school.
Then this fall I can concentrate
on Emily Margaret's room."
Now it's time to get busy.
I've already decided to start this weekend.
Does that make us one step closer to a match??
I hope so!

Last but not least,
God is continuing to work in our lives.
Remember me talking about that awhile back?
Well God really is equipping us in every imaginable way.
August 1st Andy starts his new job.
New job as in leaving his home away from home
for a God led adventure.
We're nervous and excited,
but mostly we're in awe.
We weren't even looking for this opportunity.
It's as if God said, "Will you lay down your old life?
Once we said "yes" He replied with
"Here, take this, you're going to need it."
And just like that we have better insurance benefits
along with more money to put towards our adoption.
Ooohhhh how I LOVE it when God shows out!

Last night we talked about how
l-o-n-g this process is taking.
I surprised myself by saying "I like it that way."
"What" Andy replied??
Because those of you who know me 
are fully aware that I'm the queen of impatient.
If we'd rushed right through this
we'd be inadequately equipped
for the daughter God prepared for us.

"Do not be afraid for I am with you,
I will bring your children from the east
and gather you from the west." Isaiah 43:5

So I'm off to rearrange bedrooms with the boys,
while mentally preparing for our job change.
I'll keep you posted.
Pray we see our baby girl soon!

God's blessings, Sarah :)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

In The End

"In the end, she will not know or care how long we waited..... only that we came."

---Author Unknown

This puts it all into perspective.
God's blessings friends, Sarah 

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Ready to See Emily Margaret

Hi all, happy Wednesday.
We're still hanging in there!
We don't have any news,
so we continue to pray & wait.
But, I'm hoping for a match soon.
Although I'm unsure of how soon
plays out on a timeline.

So, what's a mom to do?
Well other than praying for our girl,
I spend a lot of time dreaming about her.
I'm savoring the process of adding a girl to our family.

Last week while doing the boys' back to school shopping,
I picked up a few things for Emily Margaret.
She scored a cute tank top and yoga pants,
a mere $10 at the Polo outlet.
The most adorable yellow bathing suit with toile tutu,
$8 from Old Navy.
Then last but not least,
and certainly the most appropriate outfit was this...
What baby girl from China doesn't need
an I <3 USA shirt
matching tiara?!

Emily Margaret,
I can't wait to get to China and
dress you up in this for pictures to send home.

Please keep us in your prayers and
we promise to keep you posted!
 God's blessings, Sarah :)

Friday, July 2, 2010

Good News!

Hi all, happy Friday!
I wanted to take a minute to share the news.
I just pulled my approval letter from the mailbox.
Approval letter?
Yes, although my fingerprints were a big o' failure,
my name search came through.
I'm currently holding the letter in my hands
stating that I'm approved to adopt,
I'll share the rest of the details later.
God's blessings on your weekend,
Sarah :)