Sunday, April 29, 2012

Tomorrow...oh, tomorrow.  Anything can happen at this point.  We're feeling it's soon.  We've been packing.  We've been praying.  Rossi is 6 months old tomorrow/Tuesday.  (She was born on a 31st.) We sure hoped to have her home by now.  Thankfully, she's in a wonderful place, nurtured, loved, fed, etc. etc.  I keep reminding myself (and Jason) that when we started this process for Nepal - we signed up for 18 month old.  Yeah, again...we controlled all we could - paperwork, etc.  But, it's out of our hands and has been the entire time.  I was raised to be strong, independent, self-sufficient.  Sometimes, a lesson will sure put you back in your place showing you have NO control.  Birth mom being missing for a good while has snagged the process, but we honestly believe Rossi Quinn Whitmer is ours.  We honestly believe she was chosen for us.  We've told the orphanage we are prepared to leave in one day.  No big notice required.  Looks like we'll be flying out of Evansville, to Chicago, to Hong Kong, to Taiwan.  If you have flown with me, you know I'm uneasy.  (Control thing, I guess.)  I can't WAIT to step aboard this one.  I've even said I'll come alone if it's going to take time for our AIT interview in Taiwan.  Keep praying for this process to speed up.  What a Mother's Day it could be...holding my baby I've prayed for, for 12 years.  Until then, I'm sitting and listening for my email to ding.  Monthly update should be soon. 

Friday, April 20, 2012

I Saw God Today...

Praying...

Home sick today.  I've had this sinus/head/throat mess for months.  Went to doctor yesterday.  We've decided my not sleeping and my worry are getting my body down.  Things could be so much worse.  I'm so grateful for my family's health and safety.  An awesome email about travel could sure make things better.  I got down on my knees in Rossi's room again this morning.  Praying I get to love on her and kiss those precious cheeks soon.  I have faith, but can't help but get scared sometimes.  Jason keeps saying, "No news is good news."  Surely, it's soon.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Song...

We just cried listening to this closely the other day... We know once we get Rossi in our arms, it will be worth it.  This kink in our process that has slowed us down is hard, hard.  Momma isn't sleeping.  Extra prayers please.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Easter...

"Things could always be worse."  I've lived by this motto.  And, it is so true.  I most always cry during church.  I have a feeling tomorrow will bring extra tears.  I really felt we'd have Rossi Q. home and at church on Easter for her first outing.  God's timing, Tara... We certainly know many families are actually suffering over a tragic loss, life-sentence diagnosis, etc.  We are truly blessed and don't want to take it for granted.  I know it will be perfect when we get our hands on her.  This longer-than-normal wait is tough.

We mailed her Easter dress, goodies, and a new book with our voices reading it.  Jason and I talk about her constantly.  This whole Florida trip, we'd say NEXT YEAR.  NEXT TIME... NEXT TRIP...So thankful she's loved, fed, cared for.  We're just ready to be doing it...  (This is picture of her Easter dress we bought a few months back.  Hope we get a picture.)