Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Ever since Sarah has been home she has asked us - "Why, didn't you bring Anna home first?" The question was on her mind from the beginning. We reassured her that she was not up for adoption at the time we brought Anna home and as soon as we saw her picture we grabbed her FAST! She continued to ask the question but seemed to understand the answer. She was always happy to say that we worked really hard and fast to bring her home. She sees what we do to bring Emma and Ellie home- she likes to see it- it reassures her that this is what we did for her.

As we talk about future adoptions she is beginning to open her heart to more children in our house. It is important to us that our children know how much we love them, how thankful we are for them in our family and that their will be others that we open our hearts too. At first Sarah was "What? How many kids?"- there is no magical number for us, we will just wait and see where God guides us. It is a very interesting journey and one that we find we will need to trust in our Lord with all our hearts.

Tonight Sarah said "Wow, I am so glad you got me second!"

a feeling of thankfulness- great!
happy to be here- super!
I like my family- excellent!
I think I can open my heart to more sibs- incredible!

Okay, okay, yes she is competitive and we all know that second is better that third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth (I have no idea how to spell 8th), ninth, tenth, (do you want me to go on?)

Thank you Jesus!


Leah said...

I have been visiting for a while now and I love your blog! It is so sweet to see the settling start to take place inside of our children. God bless!

Lori said...

That Sarah sounds like a pretty typical *middle* child! Keeping a close eye on those who came before...and will come after. Bless her heart! I think she will have a sudden boost in confidence when E & E come home since she will have some seniority over them!

quilt-n-mama said...

looks like you are having a wonderful time! I have been loving your pictures but not taking much time to drop you a note. Have a great rest of the week!

klm said...

i'm just glad you don't know how to spell eleventh!! haha kidding ma :) love the new posts!!

Laura L. said...

Cute cute pictures. These girls will be so blessed always, no matter what order they came home in. Luckily, someday it won't matter to them. What do I know...Ha.