She is Totally Blossoming…

Mayah is coming around beautifully.  I realized yesterday (or the day before) I no longer look at her like I didn’t give birth to her.  What an amazing feeling.  Each moment I see her she is more beautiful than the last. 

Today I let her push Gage in his stroller.  These two don’t get along all that well, so I’m working on helping them to like each other.  She LOVED pushing him and he loved her pushing him.  She later tried to help him into the van, rubbed his leg while he was sleeping and kissed him a few times.  It was all kinds of sweetness.  Ever so slowly they are coming around.  We’ll keep working on it.

Mayah’s BAHA appointment was cancelled for today.  Boo.  Insurance purposes.  They want to wait to see what our insurance will cover (if anything) and then let secondary insurance kick in.  She has her CT scan coming up-I hope they don’t intend on cancelling that one as well. 

David has a neuro appt Thursday morning.  I wonder what it will be like and if we’ll learn anything.  Only time will tell I suppose!!

We’re thinking about getting Alexander 2 ducks for Easter.  If you know him, you know his love for ducks…real and stuffed.  Last year we thought about it, but this year even he is starting to mention it.  So if you know anything about ducks, please pass it along.  I’d like for him to get babies and then sell them or give them away…I just don’t know what to do with them after they grow.

And for our larger news…

as many bloggers post:


Yes, Dan and I are continuing the growth of our family through adoption once again.  This time around we’re praying it’s domestic.  A social worker was at our house on Thursday for the first home visit.  We’ve ordered our first round of clearances, gathered up some documents, lined up references (almost done!) and prepping to mail the first set of paperwork back to him.  WHEW!  We’re very very excited at what God has in store for us.  Unlike last time, we didn’t call people, have dinner with people and make any formal announcement.  I mentioned it to once person in person and the reaction was not warm.  Another person via text and she was willing to help us where we needed.  The hardest part this time around will be securing any form of childcare for us to get the certification classes done.  We’d like to be done by the end of March-but we’ll have to see with the dates and hoping people will help out a few evenings throughout the month.  We’ve taken quite a few of the classes with our former agency and we’re waiting to see if any of them will carry over.  That will be a huge help.  We aren’t yet sure whether it will be a boy or girl or both!  We are hoping for special needs and between the ages of 4-9.

My heart still longs for Africa daily.  Alexander happily prayed for the people of Botswana the other day with me (in our praying daily for the nations of the world in a year)  After 7 days and getting a new dry erase board for the fridge (I’ve always wanted one!!) he is starting to look up and read about each nation on his own.  I’m so impressed.  In talking about traveling to Africa with Dan-Alexander chimes in expressing his desire.  I’d love to take him along.  I want so badly for all 4 of our children to want God’s heart and not care what the world thinks of them.  To love the Lord with a passion like no other that when people think they’re strange or radical for being so into God-that fuels their fire for the Lord even more. 

It is so difficult to die to oneself daily (even more so than that!!) The rewards with the Father are so much greater than any reward this earth has to offer. 

Dan and I are still up in the air about a few things we have in mind for our family over the next year.  Prayer will show us in which direction the Lord wants us to go.  Either way, we’re positive it will be a fun ride!

Thank you for the prayers.  I wonder where they’ll lead us?


4 responses »

  1. My church and I have been praying for you since you were in the process of adopting Mayah, and I put a new request on our prayer list this past weekend when I read about your desire to adopt domestically. It takes a special kind of family to open up their hearts and their home, and it’s such a wonderful testament to God’s love for us. I’m also glad to hear that Mayah’s doing so well with her new family. Just think, every day of your life, of Dan’s life, and of Mayah’s life was leading up to God’s plan to make you her parents… isn’t He wonderful? I’m so happy for all of you, and I wish you all the best.

  2. I will be praying for your family. I am so amazed by the love you have for God and his children. My husband and I have been praying about adoption for a long time. We may be starting the process soon. I am excited and super nervous all at the same time. I will continue to follow your blog and keep you in my prayers.

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