After tonight I will have THREE days until I'm seeing Amos & Story. Oh my goodness folks this is crazy! I might be starting to officially freak out tomorrow! We'll see though!
I received my malaria pills, got my last shot for HEP B, got a wart taken off my foot, and the stuff is laid out in organized piles to go into a suitcase. Yeah haven't figured out what suitcase yet but we're working on it.
I will be taking care of two children next week that do not know me. I have never met them before. They have never been around me and I will be their care taker. I'm so nervous and yet so excited! I know we will have our hard moments, but I'm praying for some sweet moments between Amos and I. I pray that God allows his heart to be open to mine. I pray that God molds my image into his head. I pray that his heart feels the love that I will pour out to him next week. I pray that Story sleeps well at night and that we are able to snuggle lots and do lots of gazing into each others eyes.
I will hopefully be meeting Story's momma and I could not be more excited and nervous about that as well. I will NEVER forget the first time I met Deacon's first mom. She had given birth to him the night before and we met in her hospital room. It was the most awkward 15 minutes of my life, but it was the start of a great relationship and friendship between her and our family. I pray for the same thing as I meet Story's momma. I pray for her health, her emotions, her children and her heart.
Have I mentioned that my flight leaves at 6:15 on Tuesday morning. Do you guys know what time I'll have to be at the airport? Probably when it opens!!! BUT I will be in Haiti around 1 and that is fantastic. I wanted to spend as much of my travel day with Amos as I could!
“I pray that God molds my image into his head”
this touched me so, as i read it – i’m praying he does just that for you/amos – love ya girl!!
I’ve been thinking about you so much this week. I can’t wait to read all about your journey. Can’t imagine and can’t be more excited for you!
Praying for your trip! And praying that God moves in every moment. I can’t wait to hear how the trip went!
I’ll be praying for those things along with you. Very exciting!
Can’t wait to hear how the trip went…
I’m so excited for you.
I can’t believe it is almost time for you to go! That is so exciting. I haven’t talked to you in a while, but I hope you have a wonderful trip and bond incredibly with your kids!!
I will be praying for all these things! I’m just so happy & filled with joy for you. What an amazing gift this is! I can’t wait to hear all about it & to see tons of pictures! Give them kisses & hugs from the Setliffes!
Be safe and keep us posted! Can’t wait to hear all that God does!
We will be praying!!!! What a blessing those two are having with you coming to see and hold them. Can’t wait to hear all about it and see pictures!!!
I remember so well the “first moment” with each of my children, home-grown and adopted. It’s a memory I often recall when I’m at my wits end with them now!!
Enjoy your time in Haiti. Be prepared to leave a piece of your heart behind, both with your children and with the country itself. I have met only a few people who say that they were not “Changed” by the time they spent in Haiti (those people are probably just in denial anyway:).
I will be praying for you Jamie!! I haven’t talked to you much but you are in my prayers daily!! I can’t wait to hear all about your journey!
That’s SO exciting Jamie. I’m sure it will be hard to sleep these next three days. I look forward to hearing all about it when you get back.
This is so exciting Jamie! I will be praying for you!
Praying for safe travels,sweet memories and an incredible time of bonding!
I’ll be praying for you as you are preparing and while you are traveling! Can’t wait to hear all about it and see pictures of you with your beautiful children. I expect God to do nothing short of amazing things as you bond with your babies! I’ll also be in prayer for you as you return and have to leave them behind. I’m sure that will be terribly hard for all of you, but I’ll continue in my prayer that the process of bringing them home would go faster that imaginable. Love you guys!
prayers going up for you — traveling mercies and just a blessed time with the Zachary’s and your kids… God love you so much and He loves them too … remember that!
Hi, my name is Sonia. I just came across your blog while searching for more info on Ruuska Village. My daughter Katie has started a charity for orphans in Haiti called Smiles For Haiti. She’s collecting donations of items the kids need. We then will be sending them to Lori, who in turn will make sure they get to the kids under the care of Reach Out To Haiti, and also the Real Hope for Haiti mission/hospital. I was happy to see that you are adopting through them, and wanted to wish you a safe and happy trip as you go see your little ones.
can not stop thinking about you … praying praying praying … i know your emotions are running high … just remember you are the HANDS AND FEET OF JESUS … be a servant of love to Amos and Story and God will take care of the rest … I am so excited to hear from you once you arrive … love to you !!!!
Take lots of pictures…
Praying for you.