We are leaving tomorrow on a 24+ hour trip to the other side of the world to meet the children that were conceived in our hearts five years ago! Michael pretty much explained everything that’s about to happen in his post from today. I want to add to that our recent update from some dear friends whom we’ve never met. 🙂 As I type, the Braun Family are on their way back home to Texas with their new kids–a sibling group of 4 to add to their other 3 kids to make a “wonderfully crazy” family of 9!! (Be sure to scroll down their blog to see pics!) We have been in contact for several months as I found out they were adopting this sibling group that I met a year and a half ago on our mission trip. With several bumps along the way, they were finally able to go this week for their Embassy appointment and bring their beautiful children home!
While there, the Braun’s graciously brought Aidan and Eva some care packages we sent a couple months ago, including a couple of those recordable Hallmark books where we record ourselves reading the books so that they can hear our voices. Here are some of the Braun’s sweet remarks about our kids:
Your kids are so precious!!!!! ….I read your books from cover to cover with your kids individually. Aidan loved it! He was so surprised when he heard your voices, and grinned when Yonas told him that it was his new mommy and daddy. He also loved the bubble maker. I have the best pics of him. He is excited that you will be here next week. Your daughter is beautiful and very happy! You will be blessed by both of your new kids….Thanks for letting me take care packages for you! It was a joy to spend time with your children and love on them!
We are so thankful that the Braun’s got to spend time with our babies and tell them that we are coming very soon! I know it is going to be an amazing week and that God is going to grow our hearts closer to Him, to each other, and to our kids during this week! I am expecting great things from our great God!!!