Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Leaving the 'hood ...

... be back real soon!
Today is the day I snuggle extra long with my kids, forget the laundry, close the suitcase and ignore the rest of the 'to do' list. We are technologically ready, spiritually ready, physically ready, emotionally ... not so much. I'm pretty much an emotional basket case. My husband has all the social graces between us. I'm basically socially challenged in large crowds. I tend to put the daze on and go through the motions, but I can't do that this time. If I'm going to be effective, I must open my eyes and be prepared to speak. As for my family, I know they will be fine, but still, I won't be here. I want to thank everyone who has called, emailed, texted and commented about the trip. It's going to be amazing, and I plan to blog as much as I can. And thank you to those who have taken on the task of caring for our kids while Clayton is at work. It means so much to know they are so loved. And thank you for prayers! We need them. My husband is a work horse, but now he will understand why I never sit down :)
It's going to be such a blessing to witness the transition of a little boy coming to understand the love of a mother. There will be tough times too, and we will praise the Lord for even those. We will get to see His mercy firsthand. Signing off until Beijing ...
You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence. Acts 2:28

9 comments:

Shelley said...

Visited your blog from a link that Karla at Lifeline had given me last spring. Imagine my surprise to see Tami and Abe on your site! I know Tami and I know that her friend, Connie is making half the trip with her...now I find that I've had your blog link in my computer all this time. Have a wonderful trip. I will be praying for your precious family as you leave. And your trip to China is already being covered in prayer!

Steve and Darcy said...

Have a great trip, Connie. I know that you will be a great help to your friend Tami. I will be praying for a safe journey for you and that you return quickly to your family! Thank you again for all of your help - we have completed all of our paperwork for our 2nd adoption...I will keep you posted!! God bless!
Darcy

Elaine said...

Connie,
I will be praying for a wonderful trip. I know that you will be blessed and be a blessing.
Love you,
Elaine

Doreen said...

Safe travels.

Doreen in Montreal single mom to faith-Jiangxi & Mia-Sichuan

Jill and Rick said...

Connie, I'll be praying for you and your family!

Jill

Kimi said...

I can't wait to follow your journey. I'll be praying for you.

Kim

Cindy said...

Connie - enjoy the trip and I know how special it will be for all of you and the new little guy, what a wonderful friend you are! I imagine your kiddos at home will have many hugs for you when you get home. Safe travels and prayers sent your way.

Rachelle said...

Have a great trip! Your friend is blessed to have you along!

holly m. said...

You will be such a wonderful encouragement to your friend, Connie. I'll pray for safe and healthy travel for you and for your children and hubby to do well,too.

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