4 Weeks & Counting........

Thursday, February 2, 2012
It has been 4 weeks since I heard those words "He is yours" 4 weeks since I last held my precious little boy and I can tell you one thing is for sure it feels like it has been 4 months since I was in Ethiopia. I miss Isaiah so much. I look at pictures friends have sent me and I just want to cry at how much he has changed. His little face looks so grown up and it makes me sad to thing of the milestones I am missing. His hair is getting longer and those curls of his are coming in more. I just love his curls!! I continue to pray he is back in my arms soon!!

Before I traveled for my first trip I would have friends who told me they missed Ethiopia. I could never understand what there was to miss once their children were home? That is until now. There is so much I miss about my son's birth country. I can't explain it, but while I was there I just felt different. Life was different for me for those 7 days, but different in a good way. I didn't have the distractions that we have in America, such as TV, laptops, cell phones, long work hours, running here and there, and well you get the point, things we think we need allow to take up our time. Instead I spent my time relaxing at the Father's feet, reflecting on my journey over the last year and praising God for everything he has done through my adoption. I prayed that God would continue to break my heart for what breaks his. I don't want my journey to stop once Isaiah is home. I have been forever changed by Ethiopia and the people there.

So........what have Noah and I been up to these last 4 weeks?
Noah lost his first top tooth right before I left for ET and the second one was VERY close to coming out! I was so worried he was going to loose the second one while I was gone. I told my mom to not let him eat any apples, Ha! Luckily the tooth stayed in and the weekend I came home he lost it! Of course the tooth fairy was fighting such terrible jet lag that she fell asleep before remembering to make the switch, but I told Noah she must have been real tired from flying 24 hours visiting other children, and she promptly made a visit the next night, Ha! I love his little toothless smile :) My sweet boy!!

I started my new job 2 days after coming home. Thankfully the first week was spent in a classroom because I had horrible jet lag. The first two weeks I was home I slept 12-14 hours every night!! There were nights I would sit on the couch and try to stay awake, only to literally pass out sitting up!! Thankfully Noah was up for getting some extra sleep those two weeks and joined me in my post jet lag sleep phase. I honestly think he was catching up on some sleep as well. My mom told me he did not handle me being gone very well and that he didn't sleep very well. Poor buddy :( So we both enjoyed catching up on our sleep!

My new job is going well. I am still getting used to the working environment. To say I feel like I am in a mini mission field is a understatement :) I am surrounded by a lot of people who do not know the Lord. I had been praying that the Lord would give me a way to spread the Gospel to those around me and let me just say I LOVE when the Lord answers those prayers!! Recently a lot of people I work with have found out that I am adopting and have been asking me about it. So with excitement I have been telling them about my adoption journey which can not be told without sharing all about how the Lord called me to adopt and how we are all adopted into God's family as his children!! I pray I continue to be a light for the Lord in my work place.

I have my "to do list" of things I want to get done before Isaiah comes home. My mom went with Noah and I a couple of weeks ago to register at Babies R Us for all the things I will need once Isaiah gets home. My mom and sister originally wanted to throw me a baby shower but after thinking about it we all three decided that they will host a "sip n see" about a month after Isaiah is home. That way all those who have prayed for him over the last year and a half will have a opportunity to come and see him :)

Speaking of my sweet baby! Take a look at one of the most recent pictures I have of him from my friend Julie. Could you not just eat him up!! He is just so stinkin cute!! I know I am a little partial :) I can't get over his eyes! Noah talks about his little brother a lot!! He is constantly telling me he really hopes Isaiah is home for his birthday and it is something he prays for every night. When ever we go into my obsession Target Noah always wants to go into the toy department so he can pick out which toys he wants to get for Isaiah. That little guy has no idea how much love his big brother has waiting on him! I can not wait to see my boys together and learning from each other.
A few prayer request for my faithful prayer warriors (I just love ya'll)
  • Please continue to pray for my sweet Isaiah, that the Lord continues to prepare his little heart for his family waiting for him to come home
  • That the Lord would allow him to be home before his big brother's birthday which is March 17th
  • I am currently in need of a travel buddy. I know if I have to I can make the trip alone, but let's face it traveling with a infant for over 24 hours with luggage would be a lot easier with an extra set of hands :)
  • Pray that I would be able to take at least 6 weeks off once Isaiah is home. One of the reasons I switched jobs was because the hospital offers wonderful benefits including great health insurance and paid maternity leave.
  • Please pray for Isaiah's birth mom, I will always be so thankful that she chose life for his child.

1 comment

  1. He is adorable-you are not at all biased, he is one of the sweetest, most adorable babies I have ever seen! Praying for you (from one registered nurse to another!)