If you have ever waited like this, then you get it. If you've never adopted, then imagine that your child was kidnapped and being held hostage. You'd paid the ransom that you'd been allowed to pay, but you were still waiting to be allowed to make the final huge payment and have the child put in your arms. You had begged and pleaded. You were told you just had to wait for that message to come and then once things were decided they'd have a meeting to declare the hostage situation finally over and you could come and pick up your child 3 weeks later.
Put yourself there. Imagine the despair and the desperation. Then imagine what your children would be doing, thinking, and living through. Imagine the wondering if they'd eaten, were they hurt, were they sick?????
Yes, that is my life right now. I just want to hold my babies. I want them set free! I want them in my arms. I want to make sure they are well, bellies full, clothes clean, baths given, hair combed, and lots of hugs every day. I can't do any of that until the process moves through its many twists and turns.
Please pray for my children. I know that Keith is in a horrible place. I know that Nicholas's institution is very undesirable as well. Ahnja, Anita, and Aleshia are probably "ok", but they need out and into a family as well. They are not taken care of by any means like a child in a real family. Ahnja is at a boarding school all week and at a group home on the weekends. Anita is in an orphanage and doesn't like to be close to the other children. Aleshia is in an institution where they do their best, but she needs a good bath and to learn what love and family is!
Please pray for God to hurry our process through for us. All of the children need to come home quickly, but Keith's situation is urgent!
If you'd like to be able to make really great digital scrapbooking items like this,
then go to THIS post and read how to do it!
The lady who did that guest post made many of the things you see on the blog,
then another wonderful lady fixed the look of the blog for me.
There is awesome scrapbooking tips and "how to" in that post
as well as a free photobook that you can get!
I didn't know until she wrote that post that she was donating money from the kits to
Keith's adoption, so go check that out as well. :)