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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Ticket Time!!!!!

I can hardly believe we have finally come to "ticket time"! We are comparing air fares and looking for our travel date to be issued any day now! You would think I would be able to sit back and relax a bit since the longest part of the journey is behind us but I am so keyed up that I am like a teenager in love! I drop things all the time, my memory is worse than ever, I find myself daydreaming about that moment when I first see my new son . . . you don't even want to know the many ways in which I have shirked my responsibilities in my home in exchange for a few more minutes to sit and think about Ezequiel! I am savoring this part of the wait. I know that in a few short weeks, I will be getting to know our boy in REAL LIFE! I will have to figure out what he likes to eat, how he wants to be held, his sleeping pattern and I'm sure I'll have to put the dog food bowl someplace where the dog can reach but Ezequiel can't! THIS, my friends, is why we call adoption a roller coaster. It brings out the best and the worst in us. It reminds us that life is something worth getting excited about!
It takes us back to the fundamentals of our faith. God is the author of life. He gives us children to shepherd and uses those children to bring us closer to Him. It's a win-win situation, no doubt. I get a beautiful new son and a closer walk with Jesus. Why doesn't everyone adopt?

5 comments:

  1. NIKKI!!!!!! What fantabulous news!!!! I'm rejoicing with you and praising the Lord. How good He is! And yes, I agree, I wish everyone would adopt and get to experience this indescribable experience - the love, the joy, the blessing.

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  2. Wonderful Nikki -- I admire you. Will be praying for your adventure.

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  3. Woo-hooo!! And I totally agree with you and Liz.

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  4. Daydream away - this is such a special time and to know that you are so very close to having your little guy in your arms- Yes!. We were sitting in your place a short 3 months ago making plans to pick up our boys. Praying that your travel date comes along soon. Lori - Iowa

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  5. Said so beautifully! Adoption is an amazing journey...one we intend to journey along again in a few years! I can't wait to see your posts of your first moments with your son!

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