Saturday, May 29, 2010

Breakin the news!

We've been asked a few times already how the kids feels about a new brother, especially Sam. The girls seem genuinely excited. It's actually killing Kenna not to be able to tell everyone. The truth is, we haven't told EVERYONE yet. I've been feeling a tug in my heart for "Bryce" for a long time now, and it's just been getting stronger and stronger - but I knew adding a child to our family was something Mike and I had to be on the same page about and something God had to put into his heart. It was something I would never "talk him into to". It's just to big of a decision. So I waited and prayed that if it was God's will for this to be our child then God had to put it in Mike's heart....and Mike DID come around, he assured me God DID put Bryce in his heart...he even confessed he'd been there along, it was just fear that held him back...and I get that. However once we went to the agency it was like all h#@& broke loose and our commitment came very quickly. In some aspects our heads are still spinning, we are still processing, we are still a little nervous ourselves. I'm anxious to tell the world, but so far we've only told HALF the world!

As for Sam's reaction, when we showed him Bryces picture and told him he was going to be his brother it was obvious a concept he had no clue about. And as he has done since arriving home, whenever he sees a picture of an Asian child that isn't obviously female he calls them "Sammy". After some thought I asked him if he'd like a "boy sister". After all, he has 3 sisters and certainly understands what that means. This time he stares thoughtfully at the picture for awhile. My heartrate goes up...I feel certain we're on to something...and after a few long seconds he says...

"No tank you mommy, no boy sister...just Thomas the Train".......

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Here we GROW again!

Wow! Who would thought it!!! Only 9 months after bringing home Sam, we've submitted LOI on another little boy!!! WOW! How exciting! We are truly overjoyed to be adding to our family....are we a little nervous...sure! But we've thought and prayed hard and we are as sure as you can be when you make that leap of faith! We know we have wonderful family friends and faith to help us through! This little cutey stole my heart the day I met in August of 2009 when we toured Sam's orphange. At the time there was a family considering and Mike and I joked in the car on the way home what a "relief" it was because there was no way we could have left him behind!

3 months later when his file shows up on Rainbow Kids, I sadly knew something did not work out for that family. At the time, it was just to soon for us. So I put on my advocating hat and worked HARD for "Bryce" I posted his file everywhere....told everyone in the adoption community about him...asked everyone I knew to post him on their blog.....All I got was crickets...nothing, no response. Of course now I know he was waiting for us!!! 6 months later through a series of complicated events....we've started the paperchase again......thats the part I'm NOT looking forward to but the rewards that wait.....oh so sweet!!

Wish us luck send your prayers our way, and I plan on doing my best to keep you updated on the happening of my sweet wonderful family!!!

Today was the last day of school! My time flies! I now have an 8th grader, 4th grader and a 1st grader...gulp!!!