"I can not change the world but I can change the world for one person" -Mother Teresa

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Letters in English, from Uganda.

I can't even tell you the excitement that filled me as I opened the letters that the girls and their Uncle sent to us. The letters are filled with such love and excitement from our girls about the hopes and dreams they have to be apart of our family. Each of our daughter's wrote Steve and me a letter just telling us of their excitement to know that someday, they will have a family too! I think though, what touched my heart beyond words, they each wrote a letter to Elliot and Aleah! They talked as big sisters to little siblings have the joy it is going to be to be their big sisters and how much they are looking forward to it. We also received a lovely letter from the girls' Uncle sharing his gratitude and love for us. When I opened the envelope with his letter in it, I was in tears immediately as I saw two pictures of our girls when they were years younger! I can not tell you how much this meant to us to have a little piece of their past in our hands. He said he has prayed that the girls' wish of finding a forever family would come true. He shared that as much as he loves the girls he just can not provide for them the way he would want too. He also said that Steve and I were a part of his daily prayers. We feel like we are truly the blessed ones. I am so thankful for him, that he cares so deeply for these girls and wants so much for them and their future.

Our hearts are filled with such incredible joy to think that so soon, we are going to be a family of six! We will have four children under our roof. Steve and I talk about how much fun it is going to be to share our lives with are four amazing and beautiful children! We fill so blessed, our cup is truly running over!

All in His time

This post is from a few weeks ago. Although it is still accurate, we are still waiting I wanted to post it for the record so to speak. We are hoping to have news soon!

Waiting is hard, it doesn't matter where we are or what we are waiting for, but to wait is hard for most of us. Waiting to bring home our children, waiting for all the funds we need to get them here, waiting to hear the plans for my husband's future in the military, waiting to know if a family will love so much that they are willing to let go.

We are doing a lot of waiting right now. For those of you who are wondering, that is what we are doing right now, just a lot of waiting. Please pray for us. Please pray that God comforts us through the process and continues to provide all that is needed. Please pray for our girls and their hearts, that they are prepared for all the changes that will happen in their life.