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, December 30, 2008

To wait or not to wait?

I had an exceptionally domestic day today and it made me thankful for the activities that give me joy as the time passes by bringing us closer to being a family.  
I made some yummy baguettes and put them on our new, beautiful bread board.  (Thanks Jim and Will!)

SuJeong and I made this great quilt square (and subsequently another).  I think I'll make it a friend and turn them into pillows.  Not too bad for a first attempt.  (Thanks for the new sewing machine, mom.)

I was also able to get started on the Scrapbook portion of our Quilt Project with the first note that arrived from our good friend Liz from Trinity.

We've said from the beginning of this process that we would not get ourselves all caught up in waiting so that all we can focus on is WAITING.  Focusing on waiting can be dangerous because it takes our eyes off of WHAT and WHOM we are waiting for.  These little jobs like organizing the rooms of our house (which is how we spent our morning), baking or doing crafty projects are ways to keep our hands busy while our hearts keep praying that God will bring about the miracle of adoption for our family.  While we're not waiting, we are welcoming 2009 and trusting that this will be the year that we become a family of 4!

1 comment:

Julia said...

Love your quilt square! :) I can vouch for sewing being a delightful way to invest time and energy in your family, home, creativity, etc. Enjoy your new sewing machine...

Oh, and your bread looks delicious.