Tuesday, March 9, 2010

One more day

Grateful. This is what I feel. This weekend we had the pleasure of attending two showers given to us by people who are thrilled with the anticipation of the arrival of our little Sophia.

The first shower was given to us by our students and their parents. It was a surprise shower! We had rehearsal on Saturday with our musical theatre students and they set it all up while Michael and I were rehearsing in separate rooms. We were blown away by their generosity and feel so loved and supported. These families are a HUGE part of our lives. We see some of them 4 to 5 days a week. Many of them have been through this entire journey with us. They have asked us weekly how the process is going and have prayed for us and encouraged us. We are humbled and honored to have them in our lives.

Here are a few pics from this shower….

The cookie cake. I really love cookie cake. Anyone else?

Michael and I

Michael, being his normal goofy self.

Two of our sweet students. Come on, how precious are they? I love that our students are such great friends.

And, this is what a few of our students look like at a baby shower that follows a five hour rehearsal!

The second shower was given to us by Michael’s coworkers (or is it co-workers, I never know….). The shower was at Chili’s and it was nice to get to know some of the people he works with a little more. They all chipped in and got us our car seat and we were thrilled! The pictures didn’t turn out very well, because it was very dark where we were sitting. I did get a picture of the cake. It was made by one of their friends and was very tasty.

Well…….we have one day until court. Can you believe it? I certainly can’t. The past eleven days have really flown by, for which I am grateful. I just can’t believe that tomorrow we could legally be her parents and you can all see her sweet face! We know we might not pass tomorrow, but are hopeful that we will.

I really feel a huge peace about it and really haven’t been worried about it at all. This is NOT my personality. I am worrier. I like to plan and be in control. I am wired that way and it is very hard for me not to analyze every scenario, so I know what to worry about. I don’t like this about myself and my family really hates it. It goes against everything I say I believe in. If I have faith in God, why worry? This process has strengthened my faith and taught me to really rely on God.

I have peace. I have peace that God has gone before us. I have peace that we will pass court eventually, but I hope and pray it is tomorrow. I have peace that our daughter is being cared for. I am not worried about our court date. Now, tomorrow I will be a nervous wreck until Kristin calls me. She will probably call between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. I will let everyone know as soon as we have notified our family. If we pass, there will be pictures galore and you can see the little girl we have fallen in love with.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. ~Romans 15:13


Mark and Heidi said...

That is so wonderful that you have been able to celebrate with so many people. I am hoping and praying like crazy that in 24 hours we all will be celebrating and crying over the pictures of your little Sophia! XO

AprilM said...

We're praying also!!!! Can't wait to see pictures of Ms. Sophia!!!

Robyn said...

Praying like crazy! So hoping we can be travel buddies :)

Can't wait to see her pictures!

Lisa said...

Thinking of you today and praying for tomorrow! I can't wait to see Sophia!

Robyn said...

No, our prints still aren't at the embassy. No one knows where they are and can't resend them until they know who's done what so far. It's a big mess. Trying not to stress!

Eryn said...

praying tomorrow is your day!