Friday, April 17, 2009

Wonderful Plans

We have re-booked our tickets! We leave on April 27th to attend the May 6th meeting!! Thank you, God! Still hunting for a hotel, first hotel doesn't have availability for this stay.

We will return home on May 12th. Peanut's Homecoming day is May 11th, so we will have 2 to celebrate right in a row!

What blessed parents we are!

I am so overwhelmed when I think about how God knew these little beings were to be our children. To know His plan for our family extends to the other side of the world, to women who found themselves in very difficult situations, women who made choices that I can only imagine crushed their hearts, loved their children enough to carry them to term and make an adoption plan for them. I would never presume to say it was the best plan for their child, that they would have a better chance at life. In my opinion, my children have lost much. The loss of biological family is real, no matter how young they are adopted or how much we love them. They lose their birth country, family history, ability to look for their biological parents (in most cases), have extra identity questions related to adoption, etc.......It takes strong children to be able to handle all the aspects involved in being an adopted child in a multi-cultural family. Knowing God as we do from David in Psalm 139:13-16:

For You formed my inward parts;
You covered me in my mother’s womb.
I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well.
My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
And in Your book they all were written,
The days fashioned for me,
When as yet there were none of them.

there is no question He has given my children exactly what they need to handle life. He knew His plan for them when He was knitting them in their first Mother's womb. To lean on the words, fearfully and wonderfully made and skillfully wrought gives me faith my children are well prepared to face all parts of their life and succeed!

Thank you, God for giving us our family and for reminding me Your plan for my life IS a precious one.

7 comments:

Kam said...

I'm up and can't sleep...just saw this wonderful post! I've been praying! And I'm so happy to read this!!!!
God is so good! Keep us up to date!

transplantingme.com said...

wonderful!! i can't even imagine how excited you must be!!

can't wait to read all about it.

Kelly said...

"He has given my children exactly what they need to handle life." I agree... He gave them great parents. I'm jumping up and down for you. Can't wait to read about your trip.

Anonymous said...

YEAH!!!!!! Such a change of news from Thursday!
Martha

Mama Misty said...

Hey Meg! So glad you are re booking your flight plans. I bet you're SUPER excited!!! We see Sorenson :) He's such a hoot...baby is due Oct 16 We are soooooooooo excited to be blessed again! God is GREAT! Hey email me sometime, fostermama05@hotmail.com

Misty

Christine said...

How exciting! We are adopting too, but you'll beat us! That's okay--- I can't wait to read about your trip!

Kelly said...

I'm looking at the calendar, and thinking that you're swamped with packing and plans, so I'm hoping you're enjoying every moment of the anticipation.