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!

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Almost done

Looks like tomorrow's shaping up to be a snow day, and I'm looking forward to the time at home to finish up the quilts.  Here are some pictures of the first quilt with it's boarder in place. 

We've gotten a great blue backing and decided that we will be tying the quilt with some beautiful blue embroidery floss instead of sending it off to be machine quilted.  The second quilt will have a boarder with the same pattern, only black on white instead of white on black.  They will both be finished with black binding.  

Finishing up the quilts has been a little more emotional than I'd anticipated.  We've waited so long to have children to hold, and these blankets are the most tangible thing we've had to hold since we started dreaming about adopting our children.  It's beautiful, but it really makes me feel deeply the fact that they are missing from us right now.  

I've mentioned this to a few of our close friends, but the waiting is harder now than it's ever been because it could be soon... or it might be still off in the distance.  It was easier to wait for something that we knew would be years out in the future.  Now, not knowing whether it's right around the corner or far down the road, it's a bit unsettling.  

We're praying that God will speak loudly and give us ears to hear His voice.  We want to surrender our family to Him.  

Easier said than done... pray for us.


Michelle said...

My dear friend.. hang in there.. We are all praying for you and asking God to make the wait short this year. One of my wise friends says it well:

Nikki said...

I hope your time comes soon. The quilts are fabulous!