Monday, April 27, 2009
Well, we are continuing to pack and repack! Laundry is finished and clothing is packed...prescriptions and meds and travel size shampoo are all packed! Snack food packed! Little teddy bears and gifts from friends are packed! We are so close that we just can hardly stand it. I am trying to imagine what it will be like having another precious daughter running around the house, laughing, and playing and I just can't wait. I am nervous too. Waiting as patiently as possible on the Lord, and I have to say that He is faithful. I have a feeling that tomorrow we will have good news to report that the funds are all available and there will be no worries. We have received donations from wonderful and thoughtful people on Jailynn's behalf and cannot thank them enough. This has been a huge lesson on so many levels that I will have to write about it someday and give the details of all that has happened. I have learned to trust in God and truly believe in Him that He will provide. We are still trusting and believing. I have learned what it means to have faith of a mustard seed and what it means to walk on water. This has seemed like an impossible journey that would not make it and I know with all my heart we are meant to have Jailynn and we WILL make it. I have learned to look to the Lord to meet our needs and not to myself, my paycheck, or my plans. God has had different plans and in the end, He will have all the Glory for bringing these two girls together. I have also learned that more than anything else...I am called to be a mother to the children that God has given me and a wife to my husband. I have always looked for another call on my life like being a Registered Nurse, my career, or ministry. Now, I know what my call in life is and that is to my family. I have put them in the wrong place in the past and after the last few months and even the last few days...I can say that I Know my calling is with my family. I am looking forward to bringing Jailynn home and becoming her mother. The mother that she has not had growing up in the orphanage. I am looking forward to the day that I can hold her in my arms and tell her that I have loved her from the moment I saw her picture standing next to Jordyn.
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The rest of our family
In case anyone was curious: Here are som pictures of my oldest son, Joey and his family. Joey and Kym have three children: my beloved grandbabies: Hayden 4yrs old, Noah 22 months old, and Phoenix 9 months old. We have been helping Joey and Kym get on their feet and they have been living with us since December. They are now able to get their own place and will move out in April. I will miss them and miss the babies. I will just have to babysit!