- 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.