Tuesday, July 29, 2008

"A time to rejoice"

Today was the BIG day! We were at the Embassy for about 3 hrs. waiting this morning and then it was over... just like that! As we raised our right hands to swear to tell the truth when they asked us questions on our final documents, I looked over at Sarah(who was completely sacked out in her Daddy's arms) and my heart swelled with tears in my eyes and absolutely marveled in awe about what was happening! I don't know how a thousand revelations can occur within 10 seconds but somehow they did and I was left with a humble heart and a joy filled spirit for our Abba Father!

Braxton's family was there with us and we were so blessed to make new friends : )

After such a long morning, we came back to the hotel took LONG naps... esp. since it was raining, no pool today : (

At the Embassy we met Lisa, Steve and baby Kella for the first time... which is pretty funny considering we're from the same town. They took us to a fabulous steakhouse tonight to celebrate our adoptions and we were so blessed by this AMAZING family! We are so thankful for God's provision in even meeting friends at this stage in our adoption : ) The pic above is us at the restaurant where Sarah had NO interest in her toys and apparently thought my plate was something she could eat!

Me, Lisa and our girls... I can hardly believe we only met today : ) We were serenaded by these talented musicians... it was such a special and fun evening!

My recent Bible reading has been out of an old favorite... Ecclesiastes. Today was certainly a "time to rejoice" and we praise God for His sweet mercies and precious gifts. After learning so much through different types of trials and sadness over the past few years, I truly recognize the truth that there is a time or season for everything. As we savor our day of rejoicing, our prayers and thoughts are not far from those who are experiencing a different "time" in their life and we hope and pray that no matter the season, HE WILL BE GLORIFIED!
It's getting late so until tomorow... blessings to our friends and family! ps. Sarah is feeling a little bit better today, thank you for praying!


Anonymous said...

Love the "bunny ears" picture! :) Have a great day and see you TOMORROW!

Courtney said...

Congrats....................What a great feeling that you will be home with her soon to join the rest of your family. So happy for you. Courtney

Deidre said...

So happy for you guys! I am so glad to see Sarah in your arms! Be careful coming home and I cannot wait to see that first family picture.

Claire Nicole said...


Steve, Lisa, & their family go to my church and I knew they were going to Guatemala soon to get their daughter, but I didn't realize it was the same time you were going! It's really neat that you got to meet them!!

I hope your flight home goes smoothly and all! And I can't wait to meet Sarah whenever I come with Anna or Megan to church / youth group! She's so cute!

Claire <><

Kiki@Seagulls in the Parking Lot said...

Congratulations! I have been following your blog for a while now. Sarah is so precious, I can't wait for a family picture!

Kristy- used to be Bodin

Sheri said...

So happy to see Sara in your arms! She is beautiful! Praying that she is feeling 100% for your flight home.
P.S. We were also serenaded by those same men on Sophie's visit trip! It was hilarious and we didn't quite know what to do but smile and and try not to laugh :)

Anonymous said...

How special that Dave wore our Guate shirt again. Although we'll be busy at the fair tomorrow, we'll be praying that your flights are smooth and on time. I know Sarah will enjoy all of the entertainment that the boys will provide as soon as you arrive home. Can't wait to see her on Sunday!

Beth A.

Stacy said...

Congratulations! It's been a complete privilege to help pray her home!!!


Amy said...

Rejoicing with you all!