Saturday, February 12, 2011

At a loss for words

I know I said I would update the blog while we're gone, but honestly, I'm having a hard time putting all my thoughts and feelings into words.  The trip was a bit rough.  The flights were fine, but the schedule was brutal and jetlag is crazy!! 
The traffic here is like nothing I've ever experienced.  There are pedestrians EVERYWHERE and drivers don't really seem to acknowledge those dotted lines that mark the lanes.  There is lots of horn honking to basically say I'm coming through, get out of my way.  We met our son today.  He knows who we are even though we were told that he would not.  It is still just quite unreal- this whole thing- that we're here, that we've met the little boy we've been praying for and thinking about for so long.  I can't quite figure out how I feel or what I think with so many things going on in my jet lagged brain.


Charity said...

We are praying for you constantly! We went to bed super late last night and talked about how it was the next morning for you already...and that it is hard for us to imagine that you are a half a world away right now! I will specifically pray that you are able to capture these experiences in your heart and be able to process things "when there is time."

"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for wholeness and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me." Jeremiah 29:11-13

Jennifer (Hoot) said...

I came across your blog as I was working on my own. (I am following you now so you can find me) I just wanted to send you words of encouragement. Rachael has been with us now for almost 4 years. We adopted her when she was around 3 from Zambia.

I am compelled to tell you to not loose heart. It is during this completely overwhelming and crazy time that God works mighty miracles. Keep a journal...when I look back now...WOW. God was with us! And He is with you too.


dkt said...

God is always holding you...and those you love... in the palm of his hand. Draw near to him... He is the same, yesterday, today and forever an he is the same Africa too...even when everything else is so different. :) Remember that Satan hates what you are doing right in all your jet lag/ busy-ness do not neglect to put on the full armor of God, that you may be able to withstand his firey darts. Adoption really glorifies God, because what will happen in court for your son soon, has already happened for you in the courtroom of God! If God is powerful enough to declare your eternal adoption, he is more than powerful enough to see to this adoption. Stand firm, girl!! Praying for you!! :)

Aila said...

We are praying for you, your son, your family at home, your safety, your relationship with the Lord, everything. Every time I update my blog, I check in with you. Thank you for all your inspiring honesty and the faith you share so willingly. May the Lord bless you on your journey!