Thursday, June 16, 2016

Summer is here!

It's hard to believe that 12 weeks ago today, we were in Texas loving on a baby and a birthmom that weren't meant to be part of our family.  People have asked us how we're doing and we can honestly say that we're doing well, all things considering.  Of course, we never thought that we'd be here in June, still waiting as a family of 3, after having matched so quickly last November and then again in March. We can't make plans for too far in the future, knowing that we could get a call at any moment that would require us to jump on a plane.

The wait is agonizing and I know that we haven't even been waiting that long when compared to other families that are adopting.  The hopefulness that came along with being matched weighs heavily on our hearts.  We know that we are being prepared in this wait for what God has for us and wouldn't you know that our 4-year old understands this better than we do most days.  We are waiting, some days more patiently than others, to see what God's best is for our family. 

When we were waiting for Bailey to come home, we prayed every time we saw a Jeep and were quickly reminded just how many Jeeps there are in our city alone!  Bailey was looking through her adoption book a few months ago and stopped when she got to the page filled with Jeep pictures and asked if we could start praying for her "baby and brother" (translation: baby brother or sister) whenever we saw a Jeep.  Leave it to her to remind us that we should be praying constantly for our son or daughter and his/her birthmom.  So that's what we've been doing many, many times a day and would love to invite you to join us in praying whenever you see a Jeep on the road.  

I'll leave you with a few pics of our sunshine.  She finished up her first year of preschool and is already itching to go back, although she's loved being able to swim almost every day in our beautiful summer weather (most days!).

Summer reading program at the library

She might've been the only kid who wanted a tattoo on her bicep so she could flex!

Our little fish!

Totally fearless!

Just doing a little shopping

Spidey senses

Typical Thursday with our night ninja ballerina angel

Helping Dada blow out his candles

Our little cheetah