This is the place where we are have documented the road we have walked in order to adopt our four children from Brazil and the road we are now on as a family. We are keenly aware that adopting is not just a process we've chosen to go through, but part of God's plan for us and for our children. May He be glorified through the process and through our family!

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Christmas Presents

We had a wonderful Christmas holiday and spent time with both sides of our family. We spent Christmas Eve (and a few days before) with James' parents, brother and grandparents Koehler. Then, we spent Christmas day (and a few days after) with Kim's parents, brothers, aunts, uncles and cousins. The holiday was full of food and family and love... but someone was missing. Even though our child is not yet in our home and in our arms, he or she was in our hearts this Christmas. The Amerman grandparents hung a stocking up for "Baby Fullton" on Christmas Eve, and in the morning it was filled with a teddy bear, a special book (translated into Spanish by Grandma Amerman) and some toys. James' Uncle Don and Aunt Cheryl sent a present all the way from Georgia--a One Year Children's Bible.

Everyone asked about "the adoption process" and we let them all know that we are waiting patiently for God to send us our child--hopefully before next Christmas. When we got home, we cleaned out our child's room and set out all his/her toys and books on the dresser. Now, the room has books, toys, a dresser, a desk and a beautiful mural. All it needs is a bed and a rug. (Without the bed and rug, it echoes a little bit!)