I haven't posted in a couple days. We have been spending the days hanging out as a family, enjoying the culture and the people that make up Ethiopia! We have truly fell in love with the people here and feel blessed to have had this opportunity to experience this trip with all of our kids!
We are enjoying our time each day with Nahome. We are seeing a little bit more of the real deal with him the more time we spend. Each day for the last 4 or so, he has broke down and cried or pouted when he didn't get his way. Today it was a full fledge throw himself on the ground and wail! It will take him some getting used to having boundaries and siblings to share with. I feel like we have done a good job of being consistent and loving.
Tomorrow we have to say goodbye to little Nahome and we won't be able to tell him "Tomorrow" and have him repeat it back to us! Please pray for our hearts and his as we await the time we get to return to Ethiopia and bring him home! Please pray that the seperation will be short! Please pray that our paperwork will be complete and correct so that the process will go quickly!
WHAT NOW????.....we will return to Idaho (Please pray as we make our VERY long journey home...the kids have been troopers but it really is a difficult trip)....we will head back into baseball 5 nights a week....I will attempt to get my new classroom in order (Yes, you heard right - I'm switching grade levels again - 5 different curriculums in 5 years of teaching! :)....we will rearrange the kids' bedrooms to make room for our new brother...we will do our best to keep our mind off the fact that our little Nahome is halfway around the world....we will do our best to trust in God's perfect timing with our paperwork....I will do my best not to cry all day everyday with an ache in my heart for my son who is so very far away.....we will do our best to wait patiently for our paperwork to get compiled and submitted to embassy....we will do our best to wait patiently for the email from embassy that tells us we can come get our son...WE WILL DO OUR BEST!!!!
One of my favorite family pics so far.....
Thank you to all who have prayed for us, supported us, and encouraged us along this road to our son! I say thank you but in the same breathe ask that you continue to pray for us, support us, and encourage us! We are in the home stretch, the last leg of the race...but this is the hardest part of the journey - the last uphill when your legs are already jello! I thank you in advance for your continued prayers!! We love you all and wouldn't have made it this far without our Heavenly Father and all of you!
We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life. But those who make their journey home across time and miles, growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them, are carried on the wings of destiny and placed among us by God's very own hands.
~ Kristi Larson ~
~ Kristi Larson ~
Not flesh of my flesh, Nor bone of my bone, But still miraculously my own. Never forget for a single minute, You didn't grow under my heart - but in it!
~ Fleur Conkling Heylinger ~