Wednesday, July 8, 2009

I Finally Have a Due Date

This is what I would probably look like if I were about to give birth to a four year old. Well, I may not be pregnant, and that is only a blanket stuffed under my shirt, but the excitement, the blessing, and the miracle of adopting Alexsey is just as an amazing an experience as giving birth.

I look at adoption like this.

When we decide to adopt another child, it is like reading to pink lines instead of one.
When our paperwork is complete, it is like hearing my baby's heartbeat for the first time.
When our dossier is submitted and accepted, it is like feeling a butterfly flutter inside me for the first time.
When we get our travel date, it is like counting down the last month of pregnancy.
When we drive to the airport, it is like driving to the hospital.
When the plane takes off, the first stage of childbirth is over.
When we land in your birth country, I am told that I am very close to pushing.
When we drive up to the orphanage, so many emotions flood both your Mommy and Daddy when we know it is this last push before our precious child will be born.
When we finally meet face to face for the very first time, the feeling is indescribably heavenly.

Alexsey---- only two more days till we leave to see you! Hang tight--- we're coming!


soontobemomof9 said...

BEAUTIFUL! And so true! I remember the call we got that our agency had a baby for us, and could we get there in 3 days... This was for Luke [domestic adopt.]. Words can not describe the feelings starting from that call to when I held him in my arms... it was 3 days of labor, and then when I finally held him I couldn't speak coherently... I just kept saying "He's so precious.." and I was teary eyed, and probably drooling. I am sure the agency thought they had a crazy woman on their hands... :) Anyway,

I can't wait to hear more about him first hand from the mouths of his mommy and daddy!

God bless you as your journey to Alexsey!

Milena said...

Wonderful! Any mother will perfectly understand what you mean! I get tears in my eyes when reading, because those emotions are so special....

And I wish you all the best while traveling to your precious boy! I continue praying!

Shari said...

Absolutely beautiful! I am praying for you all.

Taylor said...

an early congratulations then on the child you are about to "have". I can't wait to see pictures of you all with him :)

Missy said...

Two days!!! WOW!! Give Simon a HUGE hug for us if you can!!!

tammy said...

great way to put it!

Anonymous said...

AWESOME analogy!

All the best to you and the kids as you travel!

hugs, prayers, and encouragement from a reader in TX.

Stephanie said...

Holy Cow!! TWO days!! Praying for safe travels, quick bonding and a great time for all!

Charissa said...

I just love you! You are too cute.

Amy said...

So excited for you all! Praying for travel mercies. Can't wait to see all the pics from the trip!

Praying him home!!

In Him,

Sally- That Girl! said...

YOu have that pregnant glow to you as well!!! So excited for your family and most of all your sweet new boy!

Kathy C. said...

Safe journey!

Terri said...

Love the way you described adoption! I do hope to one day have that feeling. Praying for you and your family as you travel over these next few weeks.

Sue said...

I love it! I also think it depends on the situation. My adopted son was home for 6 weeks before he looked at me and hugged me. That was the moment of his birth, in my opinion!

Anonymous said...

are you going to have to carry him everywhere? is your house handicap accessible?

Meredith said...

Hmm, I'm 7 mos pregnant and I most days I feel that big!! LOL

So glad you're getting to go get your little one soon, Can't wait to see Alosha in your arms :) :)

The Dulls said...

Wow, I can't believe it's only 2 days away!!! This is awesome!

Molly C said...

You look great considering you're about to have a 4 year old. :-P

Praying for you everyday.

Anonymous said...

this post made me cry, happy tears, longing tears also. I feel the same way I did when I watched friends go through pregnancy and then hold their babies, I want to do that. I desire to walk this road, is it a fleshly desire is God speaking to me. I will continue to pray.

Jen said...

You look gorgeous! I love the beautiful "pregnant" glow on your face! :)

Congratulations on getting to meet your sweet little boy soon!!


The McEacherns said...

Well said! Blessings!

Terri-Anne said...

Safe trip to the four (then 5) of you! I'm so happy for all of you, especially Alexsey! He won't know what hit him when he is showered in all of that Reed-love!
Take lots of photos, to share with all of us who are cheering from the sidelines!

Lea said...

From a mom of two adopted sons but no biological children, thank you so much for writing this. It was so neat to read your comparison, since you have done both. I wish I had seen this before we adopted but it was very enlightening to see it now too. I am very excited for you all!

Laurel said...

GREAT post. I love it. I'm so happy and excited for you to go see him again and bring him home!!!

Mummy McTavish said...

Just as much an "expectant mother". I have been hoping you would meet your baby before I met mine.

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