Friday, February 24, 2006

Counting Down

Excitement is taking over! I am counting down the days to hold Noah in my arms. It is now less than two weeks, the flights are booked, the arrangements made and I have begun gathering supplies to take with me. I am so looking forward to my trip that I have to admit it consumes me at times. I am so thankful that God has led us on this journey, although it is a process sometimes full of unknowns and tears, I wouldn't change it for anything. I look forward to the day when I am not only traveling to visit our son, but to bring him home where he belongs. Today I received pictures taken earlier this month when the parent liason traveled there to bring two girls home to their families. He is growing so much and it hurts to be missing out on it. However God is faithful, and I know Noah is coming home soon!! I probably won't get a chance to post again until I return, so thanks to everyone for your prayers. Love to you all.

Monday, February 13, 2006

Proceeding as Planned

Well, I am proceeding as planned. I have booked our flights and we should be leaving March 8th. I spoke with the Parent Liason today and our Noah is doing well. She was there last weekend and she said he is doing very well and coming out of his shell a little. For the first time she got to hear a good "belly laugh" from him. Up until this time he had giggled at the most. He came to her and wanted her to hold him and smiled spontaneously. I know this seems simple to us, but for this little guy coming to the orphanage was hard on him. He was extremely sad at first and as you can tell has been a bit withdrawn. I can't wait to see his smile and hear his laugh.

My Mom has decided to join me on the trip. I am so excited to share this experience with her. From what everyone says it is a life changing experience and I am thrilled to have her with me. As I said we will leave March 8th arriving in Haiti March 9th. We will be staying in St. Joseph's Home for Boys close to the orphanage. As long as everything goes well, Noah will get to go with us to St. Joseph's in the evening and sleep with us as well. This time is going to be so precious. I can hardly wait. We will also be doing some work on the "O" while we are there, that is if they can pull me away from Noah. LOL!!! Our return flight is March 14th. Please be praying for us, as I know leaving Noah there is going to be hard. Praise the Lord for His grace though!! It will be sufficient!!

I also will be taking supplies to donate to the orphanage so if anyone is interested in donating items, please let me know via e-mail and I can send you the list of items needed. Thanks to all of you who have been reading my posts and praying for us. We trully appreciate it!! God bless you all!!

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Making Plans

Exciting news!! I am making plans to go see our son! I found out last week that there was a chance I could go visit him for a week in March. As long as everything goes as planned I will be leaving on March 8th, I'll arrive in Port au Prince, Haiti on the 9th and will stay through the 14th.

I have to be honest at first I didn't want to go until I could bring him home. I was going to try to get Jeremy to do that instead(that's not very nice, huh). It was too heart wrenching for me to think about being there with him and then leaving him there. It almost worked. Jeremy was actually planning to go this weekend for a short visit, but it didn't work out for him to go.

God has changed my heart. I am so excited about getting to spend this week with him. I can't wait to meet him face to face. I have his picture and he has ours, but I am so looking forward to holding him, kissing him and telling him how much I love him and can't wait to bring him home. I know God will give me the grace to come home, and the memories I will make with him, I believe, will get me through the waiting. I'll post again when I know that I am going.

Blessings to all!!