Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A day for giving thanks

My family and I are staying with my parents for Thanksgiving.  My parents, 6 foster children, my husband, my 5 children and I are staying with my folks for Thanksgiving.  Last night I knew I wouldn't be able to find a quiet place to read the Word and to pray without disturbing someone and being interrupted a lot.  So, I set my alarm for 6 a.m.  I got up, got dressed, grabbed my Bible and notebook and got in my van.  I drove to McDonald's.  Too loud.  I drove to the local coffee shop.  Closed until 7.  Drove to the other end of town to Braum's.  Juuuuust right.  (Did mention that this is a really small town in the panhandle of Texas?  I went from one end of town to the other in 7 minutes.)

I went in and found a back booth and sat down.  I prayed for many, many things this morning.  I prayed that our first appointment notice would come while we were here.  We live 11 hours from this side of the family and I thought it would be neat if we could share this part with them. 

I've been slightly addicted to my emails lately.  I check them often as they are sent to my smart phone.  I checked it this morning around 11 and there was THE email!  We are to be in Eastern Europe on DECEMBER 16!!  I started screaming.  My family all came running because they thought something was wrong with one of the kids.  We will see her before the end of the year. 

In a very short amount of time I will be holding my little girl.  I am so overwhelmed.  I had trouble forming words for a good portion of the afternoon.  I am not thinking straight, but in circles!  So much to do!

Erin is handling the travel arrangements.  Thanks to the donations we have received we have more than enough in our family account to pay for our flights. 

What a beautiful thing, the day before Thanksgiving.  A day for giving thanks.  I have one more thing to be grateful for tomorrow...I'll be holding my girl in a matter of weeks!


  1. Praise God!!!!!!!!!!!! We're so excited for you guys!!!!!!!!!

  2. I'm so thrilled for you, Emily! Praise the Lord for His sweet blessing on your family.

  3. Praise the Lord! Yay! Yay! Yay! Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord! Yay! Yay! Yay!!!!!


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