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!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

First present for our children

Last night we spent a few hours filling a box with photo books and other special gifts for our children. The photo books are what will introduce them to their new parents about 2 weeks before we travel to Brazil to meet them. We also included a little stuffed elephant for each child--did you know that no other land animal waits as long as the mama elephant to give birth to her babies? The elephant has been our adoption mascot for a while now. We've collected a shelf full of fuzzy pachyderms to give to our children. These little Hortons were sent along with a note telling the children that we have waited even longer than a mama elephant to meet them and that we love them so very much.

The box needed a little more filling, so we sent everyone a shirt from their Connecticut closet. Today James took the precious box to the post office and sent it off with an Express Mail sticker.

Weighing the box at home to print our postage online, I wondered how our children would know how much we love them from such a small, 4-pound box. I hope they sense that they are part of the family God chose for us all with great purpose and love.


JONATHAN said...

That is awesome! Thank you for sharing your journey. I have been praying for you guys. You two are such an encouragement to me.


Neidi Hewhart said...

I think I get the chills every time I read your blog. What a wonderful idea!

Rachelle, Mike, and David said...

LOVE the elephants. How sweet is that?

Trixie said...

I just love this, y'all.

Chris, Tammy and the gang! said...

The kids will treasure those photo books forever! And a cute little mascot - the elephant!! What a great way to introduce them to their family and your love!

Take care,

Colleen said...

Wow, that is so special. I hope Lino takes video of them opening the package!!!