Saturday, January 12, 2013

Details Details Details

I know many are wanting details and while our Macy's story will be her story to share, there are details I feel can be shared.

Macy is 2 1/2 and will turn 3 on April 5.  I'm already dreading the idea of her celebrating a birthday in another country without us.  BUT, this is only the beginning of our wait and I need to remember she's right where she's always been way before we even knew she existed... in God's hands.  In His protection.  And that is where she will be until we can bridge the miles between.

The kids are extremely excited and proud to be siblings again!  Liam is especially in wonder over becoming a BIG brother!  Prior to Christmas (because I knew we were close to receiving a match) I had ordered these amazing shirts from a seller on Etsy.  I gave them to the kids on Thursday night when I took them to dinner and told them about our referral.  They wore them to school Friday to share the big news!

They also took chocolate cigars to all of their teachers!  (Of course first I had to ATTEMPT to explain the significance of a chocolate cigar... maybe I should've gone with candy bars?!) :)  We are keeping the box to hold any cards and mementos for Macy.

I also printed out the two pictures we have so the kids could bring them to school!

I have lots more roaming around my noggin regarding orphans and adoption and on and on... hopefully soon they will form some semblance of sense in my own head so I can attempt to share them!

All in all, we are THRILLED with the prospect God has given us to be a family to our Macy.  It's extremely humbling.  And we covet your prayers as we wait out the rest of this process!


Laurie said...

Lisa!!! This is such great news!!! and she's absolutely beautiful!!! What a cutie and that smile!!! My N is excited about being a big brother too. Will be interesting to see how the boys adjust to not being the youngest anymore and how they take on the big brother role. So excited for you!!! What a roller coaster ride this has been for you but God is faithful and just knew this sweet little girl needed you to be her momma. She's going to fit in just perfectly to your family. Praising God for her life and your faithfulness to keep hold of the promise made of her coming to you.

Laurie said...

Lisa, this is such great news!!!! So excited for you. She is just beautiful!! and that smile is amazing!!! Thanking God for your faithfulness in standing fast in the promises he made to you. You were made to be her momma. She is going to fit in perfectly with your family.

I am so, so excited for you!!!! She is gorgeous!!!

Congratulations on the newest addition to your family. It sounds like you are doing a phenomenal job raising your beautiful family and I wish you all the best. I am currently researching trans-racial adoption (the pros and cons) and your blog post has reminded me of a phenomenal memoir by author Catana Tully entitled, “Split at the Root” derived from the author’s own personal experience of being adopted into a family of a different race and culture. This book not only highlights important issues for those who have or plan to adopt a child of a different race and/or culture but it also offers a compelling story about a young woman who spends most of her life searching for answers about her past, her identity, and where she belongs. I recommend it to anyone who is looking to adopt or perhaps to those of you who are already on this journey :) It’s insightful and well written. Thanks for sharing all these wonderful, personal thoughts with your readers and I do hope you look into this book!

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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