Three More Sleeps || Adoption
I have been trying to write this update for the past couple of days, but life has been a tad busy in getting things ready before we leave.
So here we are, three more sleeps away from boarding an airplane to meet and bring home our son. Everything feels very surreal. Over the last 13 months we have been running full throttle to get our paperwork finished quickly and keep each step moving along. This process has been anything less than a miracle. From the first encounter of meeting our son, to learning of his needs, to feeling anxious of deadlines, to feeling stressed about booking our flights, God's hand has been on this entire process from the very start and has made ALL things work together for good. And He isn't done yet. This is just the beginning.
Over the last week I have been asked the question, "I bet you're excited, huh?!" And while the answer is obviously yes, there is also an array of other emotions I am feeling. But none of them bad. Honestly, the main thing I feel is peace, which I am so grateful for.
The suitcases have been packed for the fifth time. The house has been cleaned and will be cleaned again. [And no, I'm not nesting, I am just anal and like my house spotless even if we leave for the weekend. LOL] But life is about to change in a big way. I know the day we go to meet our son I will be a nervous wreck. Not out of fear, just out of anxious anticipation. I know he will not understand what is taking place. He will be confused, possibly scared, and taken from what he has known for almost 2 years. But I pray God's grace and mercy over him... and the children that are left behind to still wait...
In three more sleeps we will board a plane and set out over the Pacific for almost 12 hours. Books are packed, snacks are ready, and a whole lot of thinking is ready to be had.
I am hoping to document our entire journey while we are gone. If you are on Instagram, you can follow my personal IG page at: michellecnewell. I will also be updating my personal page on Facebook as we travel as well.
Thank you again to all who have been so generous to us throughout this process! God has truly used you in providing for our every need! We canNOT say thank you enough! And the many, many, people who have been praying for us, THANK YOU. Please continue to lift us up in your prayers as we are gone!
THREE - MORE - SLEEPS!!