Thursday, May 19, 2016

on this travel eve....

it's incredible to think that we are finally going to travel across the world in just a few sleepless hours.  we are on the cusp of actually holding our two little boys in our arms, smothering them in kisses, dressing them in all of the minion + mickey shirts we've been hoarding saving up for months.  

this nearly two year wait that felt decades long now seems like just a tiny little blip on the radar of our adoption journey.  forever starts tomorrow.  

forever. starts. tomorrow.

this past month has definitely been one of the longest, hardest, most stressful times in my life.  i've done a lot of stress eating [#noshame].  i've had countless sleepless night + even more exhausted days where all i could do was nap all day on the couch.  i've cried quietly in the shower & sobbed loudly in the car.  my hair started falling out.... 

and this past week, i found myself pouring out my stress to God in prayers of thanksgiving.  thanking Him for the opportunity to have this specific stress -- that my feelings run that deep, that my heart for these two children half a world away longs so much to be united with them, that He chose me to carry this burden of waiting + doing + abiding + following to reap the reward that is these precious babes.  it's been an incredible privilege to praise Him through the storm.

i'm so grateful for this time spent learning God's plan for us.  i'm praying over the words of our story that i can share with you of His incredible faithfulness + goodness in our specific circumstances.  my heart has so much affirmation to pour out, but i'm still sowing the seed of waiting a bit longer.

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we fly out of atlanta in the early morning tomorrow & our family absolutely covets your prayers.... specifically for uneventful travel to + from taiwan, our appointment for the boys' visas to be approved, for bonding as a family to be seamless, quick, God-breathed, and of course for our health to remain intact as we travel.

we're praying that the boys' hearts will be ready to receive our love & that we will be able to show them that love in ways that transcend language barriers.  we know that we serve a mighty God who has brought us this far....

i can't wait to see where He takes us next.

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