Hi :)

I’m sorry I haven’t blogged in so long. I was sick for about a week there, and apart from that, blog posts just haven’t been coming to me. At least nothing I feel really compelled to share. We’ve had good days and bad days recently. I should update you on some fun things we’ve done sometime.

We’re all missing Baby A. Not a day goes by where we don’t talk about him. That’s actually not what we call him around our house; it’s not what R&L call him. I’ll have to share the name we’ve chosen for him sometime soon.

One thing I’ve been struggling with lately is jealously. We’ve watched families get their court date, travel to pick up their kids, receive referrals, while we wait. I am happy for families who are still making progress, but it is very frustrating for me sometimes. Especially if it is families who we were ahead of in the process before. Honestly, this adoption has been SO fast. I think the reason why waiting any longer is so hard for me is because of all of the ups and downs we’ve had. I feel like we need him home NOW before anything else changes.

We did have an opportunity to send him a little package earlier this week. Reed and Lena colored pictures for him and I took a picture of them with their pictures. I also included some photos of us together from our first trip, a little teether/rattle and a disposable camera. I’d love to get the camera back, filled with photos, but I figure it’s a long shot. I actually don’t know if any of this will reach him, but I hope the orphanage staff will see how much we love and miss him.
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This is the first photo I took of R&L. Then, I made them take a new one, with shoes on. 3/4s of our family likes to be barefoot. Who can guess the one who doesn’t?

Linny just posted asking for questions for a Q&A post. I am feeling so uninspired and I wonder if any of you might have questions for me– about our adoption process, how R&L are doing, or whatever? You can email me or comment and I’ll make a post answering questions. 🙂

5 thoughts on “Hi :)”

  1. Praying for your peace in this process. I know the waiting is killer especially when you see others pass you by that were behind you. I also know God’s timing is perfect but, our human nature wants to conquer the world on our own. Hang in there. Would love to get together with you guys sometime now that spring has sprung.

  2. I heard a good question this weekend. “Would you prefer a predictable God who does things just as you think they should be done, or would you prefer an all-knowing God who sometimes baffles you?”

    Here is my question for you, “How do Reed and Lena compliment each other and/or drive each other crazy?”

    Love you guys!

  3. I have a question that might be a bit personal, though I remember you sharing some thoughts a while back. I was wondering if you and Aaron would consider having a biological child? My husband and I have been talking a lot about adoption versus having biological children and the unique challenges that a family has when they try and blend the two (which is what our plan is). I would love to know your thoughts on the matter, and anything that you feel like sharing when it comes to the personal decisions that you and Aaron have made.

  4. So good to see an update! I was reading about all the Jayhawk madness and it made me wonder if you’d posted anything. Still praying for you guys!

    Here’s my question:
    Have the 3 grey fur kids made anything for baby A? And do you make them wear shoes too when you photograph them? (I’m picturing miss J in a pair of high heels for some reason;p)

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