Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A Happy Bunch

We are sending this picture to Silas, over in South Korea.

See, I'm sitting around here fixated on his growing little body and mind, and it's becoming more and more real to me that he's gonna be a little dude when he arrives - not just a tiny baby. He's going to understand words - Korean words! He will recognize people - but not us!

We called the agency to ask if we could send some pictures over to him and they said that we surely may. (It's odd to me that they didn't suggest this to us, but what can you do?)

They told us his foster mother will show the pictures to him in the hopes that it will help prepare him for all that lies ahead of him, if only in a small way. Maybe we will look just a tiny bit familiar? It sure can't hurt to try.

In the meantime, I'm praying that his heart will recognize us - will recognize that he's home - as soon as he lays eyes on us. God made us a family, after all, so I believe He can do that.

Our precious little guy has the journey of a lifetime ahead of him. Proof positive that God's plan for us knows no bounds and that His will won't ever take us where His grace will not protect us.

34 comments:

  1. Lovely photo - he's blessed already. Laura

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  2. How wonderful!

    : )

    Julie M.

    ps I really appreciate what you said in the last sentence. I need to remember that right now.

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  3. You are so blessed, as are your three babies.
    God will not disappoint.
    Hugs,
    Anne

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  4. I'm so excited for you guys...and for your little man to come. He is going to be in the most loving arms imaginable.
    God is good, isn't He?
    ox
    Lara

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  5. It must be so hard to wait. I know Silas is the luckiest little guy in the world in becoming part of your family. If there is any room left, I would like to be part of your family too. Just let me know.

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  6. Oh, I just loved this post because adoption is so dear to my heart! I'll be praying for you guys!

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  7. I love the picture. You guys are so cute. And of course, I can not wait to meet little Silas. I can't imagine how much you guys just can't wait much longer!

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  8. My heart goes out to you and your family, the wait must be so hard, while I was reading your post I wondered how old Silas is right now, hope you don't mind me asking.
    Hugs~Kelly

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  9. That's a lovely photo. I can't imagine the wait, it must be pure agony. I can't wait to "meet" Silas. :)

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  10. What an exciting time. We have 4 children. Two girls adopted from China and two boys adopted from Seoul. What an exciting time!

    Julia

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  11. Okay, so I was just blogging about adoption and children, and though I found your page through googling "window photo frame", I really can't believe that this is "coincidence." God is great and sovereign! :D http://sbrawner.blogspot.com

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  12. What a beautiful prayer. I will pray the same right now. :)

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  13. beautiful...gorgeous..family.
    you are WONDERFUL.
    XO

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  14. silas is a blessed kid. can't wait to meet him!

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  15. Hey girlie...did you know you are just the cutest thing ever?? hmmm, no...well you are! I adore you for making your family yours, and for caring as much as you do, it is soo refreshing and inviting! thanks for sharing...I know that baby will love you with his heart...I just know it!

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  16. That is a wonderful picture, and I just know God will take care of Silas and your family on this amazing journey.

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  17. I can't wait to meet Silas...Watch out Calvin, mover over Ruby, Silas will be da house!

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  18. Would you like a picture of Ty to send to him so he'll recognize one of his buddies? :)
    I can't wait!!!

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  19. Can't wait! Another cute member of the cutest family on earth...beautiful picture.

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  20. Amen.

    He will know in his heart that he's yours. God's been preparing him too no doubt.

    Such a beautiful family, such a wonderful expression of God's love. We are looking forward to meeting him too.

    Love you guys.

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  21. I think it is a perfectly wonderful idea! I'm sure when he meets you for the first time he will be at ease just feeling the love that you so clearly have for him...like you said it is all a part of His plan...

    :) T

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  22. I love this post. What a special gift he will be to your family, and you to him. I will pray that he will feel recognized. I'm sure that the love that comes from you will make him instantly feel connected.
    Blessings,
    Nora

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  23. OH I'm so excited for you and that precious boy! I wish you lived near me! My sister in law speaks fluent Korean and I'm sure that would be very helpful!

    good luck! You have a big road ahead! What a wonderful family you are! I mean it!

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  24. congratulations on your growing family!

    just found your blog, and i am soaking up your posts like a sponge

    will be following--and i'm in indiana too--the home of james dean

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  25. With such a sweet caring Mama waiting for him he will know he is home. You have such a lovely family this little one must be so blessed that he is coming home to you all. Best Wishes. I am Korean but don't speak a lick unfortunatly. My Mom was all about "Americanizing" us all the way. A shame really.

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  26. he is going to love his new family and i believe he feels the love already,
    xo,
    LuLu

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  27. So excited for you guys. I'm sure the kids can't wait too. I'm wondering when he's coming exactly, or if you even know the details yet.

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  28. Congratulations and God's blessings to you all. Thank you for your comments over at Clover Lane.

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  29. Hi Shannan! Thanks for your nice note about the heart! Of course you can quote me -- we're flea market soul sistas! I love your recent posts -- wish I had more time to comment each day! Seems like a lot of people have been a little blue lately; I think it's the change of year -- our bodies were designed to slow down when everything else does! But I'm glad you're feeling better. I especially enjoyed the JCrew post. I have always loved the Anthropologie catalog, but nothing in it ever made me want to buy their clothes! Then I met some real girls who actually shopped there and saw what they did with the stuff. Hmm. Now I get it! I think JCrew has funked it up a bit too with their new art director. (As you can see, I've been doing a lot of research - ha!) Anyway, hope you have a great time at home. We're headed to Ohio tomorrow -- and my husband just came back from DC; we are definitely in the parallel universe. I have your box of letters and will work on the calendar Monday. xo

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  30. You are already family...when he sees this picture he will feel it. I am so excited for you! What a beautiful blessing! God is good!

    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Adrienne

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  31. I meant what I said this past week end,you are a fantastic Mommy, and of course Cor is the best Daddy ever! I am in awe of how God has worked out His very best for our family. And it goes without saying we are praying daily for our newest member.

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  32. How exciting!! What a gift you all will be to this little guy, as he will be to you. God is sooooo good!!!!!!

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  33. Great photo. Just beautiful!!
    What a blessed family!

    I enjoy your blog and come by often. I popped over from Lissa's blog- Humble Pie.

    Beth

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