Monday, July 28, 2008

Bittersweet...

... that's how I'd describe this meeting. Oh so AMAZINGLY happpy for us but so sad for Sarah to let go of all she's ever known. It was a pretty tough goodbye for both Sarah and Mama Ana.

One last picture with a very precious mama! It cracks me up how every time we come to visit, they always put her in the dress we sent down. It's just so sweet!

Me and my girl poolside at the hotel : )
Things are going smoothly as far as flights on time, accommodations are good and Embassy appointment on schedule. Sarah definitely seems uncomfortable with these new surroundings but mostly is fussy because she does not feel very good at all. Ana handed me 3 different medicines and PTL there was an American standing there that could help interpret the instructions for us a little! She doesn't seem to mind all our kissses and hugs but it's going to take some time for her to really see us as mommy and daddy.
We are enjoying meeting other adopting American families but quite surprised at how many do not seem to be believers. They seem puzzled when I explain that the Lord is how we ended up adopting from Guatemala... like we're superstitious or something ?! Praying the Lord will give us opportunities to share the gospel!
Please pray for Sarah's health... this transition seems much harder on her because she's so sick. We love you all and are so grateful for your love and support!! It means so much! More later...



9 comments:

Leah said...

What a precious moment! Hope she begins to feel better soon also. It will be a great time of bonding in having you care for her every need especially in sickness. :)

Sara said...

You look so happy. What a special moment to be reunited forever. Hope Sarah gets to feeling better.

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord! You are in Guatemala holding your daughter and you get to bring her home in just a few days! So good to see your post. Been looking all afternoon! :) Praying for her to feel better soon and for your safe return! I'm just giddy for you!
Deb

Whitney said...

So wonderful to see you reunited for good! I will be praying for her health and transition!

Amy said...

Special times for your family. We are praying for you and for Sarah.

Caleb Beaty said...

ptl.... ask Dave what he thinks that means....

Shelby said...

I am praying for you. God has so much in store for this baby girl, she will hear of Jesus, she will know the love of a daddy, and a mommy, and siblings that have waited so long for her! What a picture of grace, and redemption...of joy and new life! Praising God for our adoption and Sarah's ! We cannot wait to visit with you all soon! love you!

Kristy said...

Ooooooh! I am so excited for you to finally be there picking up Sarah forever! What a lucky little girl!

Laura said...

Glad to hear things are going well overall! Praying that Sarah starts getting better soon! Enjoy your moments alone with her!