Monday, September 21, 2009

The call

We finally got the call we have been waiting for.....Home Study is approved! Only 5 months longer than we expected that to take but oh well. Not much you can do about it so why get upset. I have to say that I have been at peace through this entire process.

Whenever people ask me how it is going they always say "you must be so anxious"
But you know - I am not.
I am just at peace.
I know that God has a perfect plan for how this is all going to happen. He already knows the time and place that I will come to know my new children. He is preparing their hearts for us and our hearts for them. I pray for that every day. I just want them to know that we love them no matter what they have been through.

Now this isn't to say that I don't get excited about the possibility of having a little girl. One that I can buy dresses for and put ribbons in her hair. One that will just melt my heart when I look into her eyes. Or another boy full of life. One that loves to play hard and get dirty. One that will become a best brother for Tyler.
I get very excited for these things. But then I have to remember - it isn't up to me. I have no say in any of it. It has all been laid out for me and I am just walking the life that God planned. I sure wish I had listened to His call a lot sooner. Who knows how many kids we would have!

Thanks to everyone who has been praying for us through this - keep it up - we are not done yet.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Labor Free Weekend

We haven't been to the Zoo in a while so we decided to go visit our local wild animals over the long holiday weekend.
They have some new ones running wild!
Tyler always enjoys the areas where you get to be hands on with the animals......Daddy however is just looking for the hand sanitizer.

He was so excited to catch a little tiny leaf....why? No idea.

The last time we were at the zoo this exhibit was under we get to touch a real alligator skull! Cool!

Always a favorite....becoming part of the Meerkat world.

To end our day we went to the play area. After completely wearing himself out with all of the slides, climbing, crawling and running he had to cool off with the sprinkler.

Gotta love a day enjoying all of God's creations.