Friday, October 28, 2011

Moving Forward

I received some good news from our agency the other day.  Remember they told us we could bring Jed home but would need to have a three bedroom before they would allow the adoption to be finalized?  We'll, because Jed is so young they are no longer requiring us to move.  YAY!!!  Although I was not stressed about this, because God always provides for our needs, it is nice to take this off our list of things to do.  We do recognize that we will eventually need to move simply because boys and girls should not share a room.  So for now we remain content in our home!

Our paper work is now in the hands of the Hong Kong government.  We hear they work slowly but continue trust that God will move the process as He sees fit.  After their government approves our family we go back to our government and get their approval to bring Jed home.  I'm a little annoyed about this back and forth stuff but again I realized the importance of the process and will be patient.  Since these steps still need to be done we will not be traveling until some time in February.

I will leave you with a new favorite song of mine...

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Update With No Real News

I have been asked several times about what is going on with the adoption.   Right now our paper work is being reviewed and processed in Hong Kong.  (This process can take a few months.)  I know this because they called our agency with a question we needed to respond to.  For us it's just more waiting but we're used to it now.  Since we have absolutely no control over the process I find that being patient is the best thing to be.  We see Jed everyday, in photos, but I still find myself relaxed about the wait.  For me it's like his picture is just a really good ultrasound and instead of him being ready to be born, I'm waiting for a travel date.  I still look forward to the phone call when I tell everyone it's time, the babies coming and we are going to the hospital airport.

Happy Tuesday.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

How Grandma Feels

My mom and I were talking about the adoption when I decided to ask her how she feels about Jed.  I was honestly not sure what kind of reaction I was going to get because we have never been through anything like this before.  My mom shared, with me, a conversation she had with her Step-Mom about how she wasn't sure how she was going to feel.  (I believe this conversation took place before we had any photos.)  My Step-Grandmother told my mom that she would love this little boy because I love him.  I thought that was so beautiful.  I can't really put into words why but it was a powerful statement for me.  My mom then shared how she looks at all the pictures, of her grandchildren, on the shelf and that Jed just seems to fit right in.  I was so happy to hear this because that's how we feel. 

Our sweet boy all the way in Hong Kong is perfect for our family and I look forward to the day I get to wrap my arms around him.  I'm sure it will be one of the most priceless moments of my life!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Sarah's Heart

Our oldest daughter, Sarah, was writing little notes to/for Jedidiah, in a book she started, and I have to share them with you.  Sarah is such a treasure and after you read her notes you will see why.

Dear Jedidiah,
Whenever you read this book I hope you enjoy it.  I worked so hard to make a wonderful book about you.  I love you Jedidiah nathan Weitzman.  Your precious to me.

Dear Lord, 
I would like you to help Jed to know you and worship you all of his life.  And when he grows he will share the word of God.  In the name of the lord Amen.

I am so glad to have you.  I loved to see your little body.  I am Sarah your big sister.  I couldn't wait till you came and the whole family got to see you.  They were very excited.  I love your smile.

Happy Friday!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

It's Down Syndrome Awareness Month!

In honor of Down syndrome awareness I want to share a few blogs with you.  These blogs are honest and I enjoy the way each writer expresses themselves.  I hope your blessed by these women's lives and stories.


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

He is Ours

Now that we have seen our son, I have been revisiting my previous struggles regarding how I would know for sure if any child they would refer to us was the one. I really had a hard time with this concept until I saw our Jed. The best way for me to explain would be to have you imagine staring into the nursery at the hospital, after you've given birth, and the nurses asking you if you wanted another child instead of yours. Your immediate response would be, "No way are you crazy." Well this would be my response now! Not that the other children aren't precious, but they are not your child. That's how I feel about Jed. I walk by our frames of pictures that include the girls and Jed, and he just fits right in. We don't look at him any different than we do our girls. My only thought is that it's weird that he is not with us. And now I can't even imagine the agency referring another child to us. That thought has completely gone away. Like the other children in the hospital nursery, I know that Jed belongs to us and that God has other families for the children who are still at Mother's Choice, the orphanage in Hong Kong. Jed is ours! I don't know how God does these amazing things, but He does, and I'm so glad I am a part of this beautiful plan!