Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Marathons and Memories

Just how many cards On Mother's Day we took a photo break and I wanted to share some of those with family/friends across the miles. We sure have some eager kids who are ready to meet the newest member of the Roberts' family!

Some have asked on the timeline of our adoption. We hope to have a better sense of that soon. In the meantime we are tackling the paperwork we have and know that more will be arriving in a few days.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Today was an amazing day! We had our phone conference call with Gladney Agency in TX (the agency we'll use here in the states for our adoption) which was referred by The Abba Fund (where we worked through before for Naomi's adoption loan). They are AWESOME!!!
We also, as a family, have been coming to grips with the reality of the sadness that comes with adoption. As joyful as we are to be welcoming a precious child into our family ..... the other side of that is very difficult to fathom. Think with us a moment of the "why" behind the needs of these kids. If all was going well in their world, there'd be no need for them to be adopted. We will write more about this down the road .... but what we are learning is to turn those thoughts that come into prayers ... prayers for our child and all the other waiting children out there.

After talking with the lady at Gladney today we got off the phone with a sense of excitement. With all the work and busyness ... we'd lost perspective a bit of what's going on in our lives. Our family will be once again forever changed! We will be the parents of FIVE children! .... that in itself is a tad shocking to us! :)

Okay ... that's all for now. Hope you enjoy the pic that was taken on Mother's Day. This Mother's day was really a contemplative one for this momma. While I am overjoyed to have my amazing crew here with me day-to-day ... my heart aches for a child who's face I have yet to see .... yet whom my heart loves so deeply. Crazy journey we're on!

We appreciate your prayers and encouragement!!