First of all, we want to express how truly humbled we are by the number of you who have commented on my blog, on Facebook, on Myspace... those who have called and texted... I think we currently have 161 emails to read in our inbox... WOW!!! What incredible love and support you have shown - we are forever grateful, and know that we would not be where we are today without your prayers. We love you!
With that said... today was CRAZY, CRAZY, CRAZY! But we had such a wonderful time!!!
I do have to start this blog off with another adoption miracle we received to start off our day... As I mentioned in my last post, finances have been a huge strain because this all came so quickly and is costing us more than we had originally anticipated. The plan for this morning, was that our parents were meeting up over at our house for a quick breakfast then heading out to hit the stores and REGISTER!!! Well... when my parents walked in, they held in their hand a piece of paper... a piece of paper that they had completely forgotten about. It was a life insurance policy they had taken out on me as a child...and it has sat...and accumulated cash. And wouldn't you know that GOD IS SO GOOD... it was the exact mount of money we needed to complete the adoption expenses this week. Who would have ever thought that this seemingly useless policy started 29 years ago, would finish out the funding we need to bring Baby Boy P home!?!?! PRAISE THE LORD!!! We firmly believe that there are no coincidences - the Lord knew 29 years ago...when Ben and I were both babies ourselves... that this money would be used to start our own family and bring our little boy home! It literally takes my breath away...
So today...CRAZY!!! We registered like mad dogs (still not done quite yet) and also bought a whole loot of baby gear that we will need immediately to bring Baby P home. You can see the picture below =)
What amazes me, is that this is only the very tip of the iceberg...things that I apparently can't live without when we get Baby P. It's astounding that a little person so small, could need so very much. Ha! But...we have to confess... Ben and I are both shopaholics - we loved every minute of it! All of our parents were so gracious and helped out as well - they've gone above and beyond - and then above some more... It's our prayer that we are able to do that for Baby P as he grows up. We're so ready to meet this little boy and kiss those chubby little cheeks!
Officially 9 days and counting...!!!