Sunday, August 7, 2016

Countdown is on!!!

Time is flying by and the countdown is really on!  We leave in 25 days!  This is always the most surreal part of the adoption process for me.  For months it was just an idea and paperwork and it's setting in that we're preparing for a real human being to join our family!  And preparing for an 8 year old is very different than preparing for a baby.  There are so many things to think about and consider, and yet so much we won't know until we get to know him.  Sam is also 8, and he's already such a defined human being in his likes, dislikes, preferences quirks, fears...we don't know any of that about Joey!  We can't wait to get to know him, but it'll take time. At first we won't even be able to understand each other!  He's quite a mystery to us, personally, medically, academically...and we can't wait to learn all the things that make him who he is. 

 These last few weeks are very surreal, it's like we're stuck in this odd time warp. We're packing, preparing, organizing, but nothing has really changed yet. And then suddenly he'll be ours and so much will change in ways we can't envision.  It's a weird and scary place to be.  But we refuse to let fear of the unknown scare us.  And we remind ourselves that the fear we're feeling is nothing compared to what he must be feeling.

 We appreciate your prayers for our family of 7 as we walk through this time of transition and change!

"Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I
will uphold you with my righteous hand.". Isaiah 41:10


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