Thursday, April 8, 2010

Good News & Tough News

We'll start with the good news. I got this update earlier in the week from another adoptive parent through our agency (who just happens to live just 45 minutes from me) that is in Ethiopia picking up her son:

-Dardi, I am in love!! He is the sweetest boy with a killer smile. Sister told him that we are friends and he will see me again. He followed me around the rest of the time. He completely stole my heart and I am so glad that you are my friend and neighbor!!

So sweet to hear. I think I just hang on every word of every update that traveling parents are so generous with. It's almost like pre-bonding or something.

So, with every word, I become more attached to our little guy. Today's phone call confirmed that in a big way. We received word today that our little boy broke his arm. Seriously, that news hit me like nobody's business. I felt like somebody punched me in the gut & put a lump in my throat the size of a grapefruit all at the same time. I know the staff over there will take very good care of him, but they are not his mommy. I am now, and I am grieving that I cannot scoop him up in my arms & love on him the way mommies do when life is hard.

Please pray that all of our paperwork is in order quickly so that I can get over there sooner vs. later...we are so hoping to be able to attend the embassy date the first week in May.


Annie said...

praying for your hurting heart...and that your little man will be okay. can't wait til you can get on that plane to bring him home.

Christie said...

Praying for ALL things today, Dardi!! He is in Great Hands with our Lord!

Keep us updated!


Chris said...

awwww, poor baby! He definitely needs his momma!! (And, I think you need him too!)

Praying that all your paper work is in order and every thing falls into place ASAP!!

Kimmie said...

Praying for peace to come to you my friend. God will hold him for you and surround him with others wo also will, until you can.


rrpr6 said...

I felt the same way when I saw his arm - my stomach is sick for him - Tyler broke his arm two yrs ago... I know exactly how you feel and I am so thankful that it was taken care of, it appears, in a timely manner . It looks clean and well taken care of - thank you Jesus!
Hang in there - Pam