May 3, 2009

A Really Great Day.

Last night our wonderful nephew came to spend the night with us. We hung out and when Le headed to the station today, Landon and I headed for church. Afterwards I got to go pick up Landon's little sis, Lexi and have lunch with them. When I dropped them off at home, Lexi clung to me like shrink wrap and kept begging me to stay with her a little longer. I am always humbled by these moments and am hopeful that such moments will always stick with me. But I also have a swell of emotion because I can't help but wonder that if these two children like being with Le and I so much, I can't imagine what it will be like when we have children of our own. I find myself daydreaming all the time now about being a mom. One uncertainty about our adoption process was that Le and I did not ask for a specific gender and told our agency that we would like to adopt a sibling group, two children, under the age of 6, with at least one of them under the age of a year. So in a since, it is like being pregnant. We are always guessing as to what sex they will be; how old they will be. It's become a game in our family and even Lexi (who just turned 8), who been adamant about only wanting a girl, has started joining in with her guesses as to how old they are going to be.

To my darling children...there is an amazing circle of family who are praying for you every day and anxiously wait to meet you.

For those of you who are praying for Africa, here are some links to a group of AMAZING women who are currently on mission trip to Uganda for Children's HopeChest. They are travelling through Uganda establishing orphanages who need to be sponsored in order to survive.

One of the women traveling in Uganda is a photographer and her pictures are amazing! Click here to follow her blog.


Shannon Plumb said...

Oh Lindsey, I know exactly what you mean. There is nothing better than being adored by nieces and nephews! These are the times that I also begin to daydream about the day when I am a mom! If we could just get past this paperwork! :)

Is the group meeting this Tuesday at the Queen of Sheba? 6:00?

Amy said...

Hey ya. I have been following the Uganda team too. :) And agree, those professional pictures are amazing.