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Tuesday, April 2, 2013
A Get Away
Grafting a new little one into your family is hard business. Please understand that the hard is 100% worth it and that becoming my treasures' momma is an experience I wouldn't ever trade for anything, but I just wanted one last chance to savor the two special girls that God has already given me before we enter the next few weeks and month of HARD again as we begin grafting our precious Anna in. My girls will sacrifice much in the coming days as I spend more time and devote more attention to the newest treasure God has called us to bring home and so we decided to book a room with an indoor water park for a 24 hour get away.
It was heavenly...
humidity was horrible but the smile
It is only about a 90 minute drive which is not hard on Jillian. She
enjoyed her weighted blanket and music as we drove through the scenic
countryside. She walked right into the hotel hand in hand with her big
sister to go down a strange hallway and right into an even stranger
hotel room. She was quickly changed into her adorable ladybug swimming
suit complete with a matching hair bow. AND MY WORD when she saw that
HUGE indoor water park with pool space galore, she lit up! I teared up
watching her! In the last 24 hours, her joy has been bigger than her
anxiety and she has had the time of her life. She enjoyed being
assaulted by the GIANT waves in the wave pool, splashing in the baby
pool, flapping her arms in the water over her head, flying down the
water slide on momma's
lap, and swimming alongside her adoring family. On Monday night she
swam about five hours. FIVE HOURS! She slept like a log as she was
exhausted. She woke up first thing this morning in that hotel room and
the sweet thing was signing "water please" the instant her eyes were
open. Oh how my heart overflows with the precious memories of the last
twenty four hours. Emily and I enjoyed the lazy river and a few water
slides when I could pry her little sister off of her. It was truly
glorious! It just reminded me once again how faithful God has been as
we have grafted Jillian and how very far she has come. As much as I
enjoyed these two girls, I couldn't help praying that God would allow
Anna's heart to know this feeling of family and JOY as she joins us.
Truly, we are so lucky to be able to add one more. We all hope Anna
likes water because her ladybug swimsuit (and hair bow) is waiting.
I am a Christ follower, wife of 20 years to my best friend, and a stay at home momma to five amazing daughters. I am currently waiting for one precious special needs treasure to come home from China. I am passionate about the orphan and special needs adoption. I love to teach God's word, am involved in youth ministry alongside my dh, and love,love, love cooking. Above all, I desire to serve God and surrender my life to His call.