Saturday, January 2, 2010

Good News

Like cold water to a weary soul is good news from a distant land.

- Proverbs 25:25

My soul has been given a drink of cold water. What good news to know that a precious, healthy baby boy is coming from a distant land to live with us.

Thank you, Lord, for this little boy. Thank you for the honor of being his mommy. He is so beautiful, Lord. I know that you think so too. Thank you for the excitement of our friends and family when we shared the news. It is such fun to share the joy. It has warmed my heart and soul.

I just want to show his picture to everyone that I encounter. Usually reserved Sarah has been whipping it out to share it with EVERYBODY that crosses my path. I am proud of him. I am proud to be his mommy. If only I could jump on an airplane tomorrow....

I keep thinking of things that I want to do. But I don’t feel overwhelmed and burdened. I am full of energy! I want to print pictures to send him a photo album of us. I want to buy him clothes. I need to start buying formula. I want to make and freeze baby food before I bring him home. I need an awesome sling. I want to cook a month’s worth of meals to stockpile in the freezer. But the long list only makes me feel excited. I can’t wait to tear into it. I want to get his room just right. A map of Africa. A flag. Lots of bright colors. What fun. A little boy is coming to live with us. Oh, Lord, thank you.

I have so much that I want to read - all about his region and people. I want to learn some of the language. I plan to devour more stories about Ethiopia and the rest of the stack of memoirs beside my bed, all written by Ethiopians. I am thirsty for knowledge that will make me feel closer to my boy. My boy. I like the sound of that.

9 comments:

3 Blessings said...

I am so happy for your family!!!
Blessings,
Amy

Julie said...

Love your excitement! I find myself showing my daughter's picture to perfect strangers, too. The referral high is oh so sweet!

Jeni said...

I'm not using my Moby wrap anymore, now that David is around 25 pounds - would you like it?

E.T.'s Mom said...

Your post is so beautiful. Overflowing with love and joy. Leaves me happily all choked up.

Kristi J said...

So excited for you guys...i remember these feelings all so well :) kj

Graham said...

So excited for you guys!! Can't wait to see your son's picture!

Jo

Gillian said...

We are just hearing the news!! Oh, blessed family, we are OVERJOYED for you and hear God's shout of joy in your words. And may we say, "you have waited well" and are a beautiful example of hearts captivated by Christ. I feel God's smile over you as we celebrate this news!!
Yeay!!!!!
Love, Gillian and all the Tuckers

darlingjourney said...

I am sooo excited for you! I found you through Sara Matheny who is a really good friend of mine! We are also in the process of adopting from Ethiopia!

huyoungheaven said...

I've been following your blog for a few months and am so excited to hear news of your referral! We just began our adoption from Ethiopia and love reading blogs of people who are ahead of us in the process. Congrats on your boy! :)