Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

First Pictures

Unfortunately, the baby cottage did not have pictures to send us right away. Imagine giving birth and not getting to see your baby for 17 days!! That is what it felt like. I woke up in the middle of the night, every single night for 17 days straight checking my email for pictures. (I knew the middle of the night was day time for Africa). Finally, on April 16, 2007 we received our first pictures of our babies. I received the email in the middle of the day but did not open it. I called Todd to let him know we got the pictures. He told me that I had to wait til he got home from work so we could look at them together! Augghhh! More waiting!
When we first opened the email, it was a strange feeling. There were the two babies that we had been praying for, for 1 year. The anticipation was so amazing, unlike anything I had ever experienced. There were so many emotions warring within us, that we were almost in shock. Our response was different than I had imagined. We didn't say anything for several minutes. We just stared. It was as if something that has seemed so abstract for a year, had all of a sudden become tangible.
Almost a day later, when the reality was finally setting in, we couldn't believe how beautiful they are. It is so strange how we can be so in love with these two children that we have never laid eyes on and have never held.
God, thank you for choosing these two children from the beginning of time to be a part of our family. Thank you for choosing us to be a part of Your amazing plan. We love you Lord.

Christopher (on left) Priscilla (right)

1 comment:

Jenn said...

I found you!

Your blog is wonderful! I hadn't heard the story about how Christopher was "chosen" for you. What a great story. Now you can remind Pricilla that she chose her brother when they are fighting. :)

Love you Jenny!