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Isaac and momma are bonding well. So well…that he decided to share whatever funk he had when I got him from the orphanage. Imodium is my new best friend. Seriously–things are going really well. He is giving me lots of direct eye contact, patting my face with his tender hands when I give him bottles and lots of smiles. Isaac and I are in a separate room at the hotel from my sister and mom–which helps with bonding for the two of us…and they are just across the hall…so thankful they are here. I learned more of Isaac’s history–and I’m in amazement what a miracle he really is. I feel so honored that God chose Richard and I to be his parents. I want to say we are lucky–but there is no luck here. Just God’s mercy and grace that He would be so kind to us to let us be parents again in this way. Our hearts are overflowing.

Please pray for me tomorrow as Isaac and I sit down with his birthmom (Lord willing if she is able to show up). Pray that with the language barrier the Holy Spirit would translate our hearts. I got a list of answers from questions the orphanage asked her when she came by to see him when she went to court–and she is a woman of the Lord with high hopes of His calling by God in this life. Wow. Indeed the Lord has reminded me today what our purpose is as moms. Really–our ONLY purpose. To bring glory to our Creator…our Father.

Megan - June 29, 2010 - 1:59 pm

Praying tomorrow is an AMAZING experience for both of you and that it leaves you both with a God’s peace.

natali - June 29, 2010 - 1:59 pm

praying for isaac, you and his birthmom. i’m just still soooo in awe of how He has brought this together! i know there’s still more! :))

Elle J - June 29, 2010 - 2:03 pm

Thy Will be done … what a precious story God has weaved for you and Isaac and the rest of your family; in America AND in Ethiopia.

Tiffany - June 29, 2010 - 2:30 pm

Ok…so this isn’t a warm, fuzzy comment…just practical. Are you wearing gloves when you change diapers? Caleb came home with the nasty parasite Giardia and also with Campylobacter…the Giardia is tough to get rid of and it is easily spread. I always mention it to everyone (although I’m sure you are well aware)…so that you don’t spread it around to all of your little ones at home.

Leigh - June 29, 2010 - 2:41 pm

So glad to hear that little Isaac is bonding more and more with you every day! What a huge step!

Praying for you tomorrow, what an awesome awesome day it will be for both you and sweet Isaac!

Amy - June 29, 2010 - 2:57 pm

Praying for your meeting tomorrow and thankful that sweet Isaac is bonding more. May your meeting with Isaac’s birthmom be a memory you can share with him forever.

Alison - June 29, 2010 - 3:05 pm

So glad that he is bonding so well! That is an answered prayer for sure! And I was cracking up at your husband’s update in the last post…hilarious! 🙂

Jenny - June 29, 2010 - 3:28 pm

so glad to hear that things are going well for you guys (aside from the orphanage bug…). praying for your birthmom meeting!

Dawn - June 29, 2010 - 5:13 pm

Loved the mr. mom update- too funny 🙂 What our husbands do for the family- amazes me!!!!

So glad things are going well. Definitely a great reminder!

jill - June 30, 2010 - 1:25 pm

Beautiful..We will be praying for you tomm.