"So promise me you'll never forget...that you aren't an accident or an incident...you are a gift to the world, a divine work of art, signed by God. You were deliberately planned, specifically gifted, and lovingly positioned on this earth...Flooded by emotion, overcome by pride, the Starmaker turns to us, one by one, and says, 'You are my child. I love you dearly.'" Max Lucado, God Thinks You're Wonderful

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Be still my heart...

My heart is so full that I think it might pop straight out of my chest if I don't be careful.

Even though our whole house has been snotty for entirely too long, and we now have some puking...I will not let it spoil my joy.

On Friday, my precious sister and attorney filed our intent to adopt our Sadie Skielar. Can I tell you that I cried just reading her documents before we signed our stuff?

You guys, this process of adoption is so amazing. And, incredibly, it doesn't seem to lose any excitement the more you do it. I know it's a long process. I know that it pulls me and stretches my faith in more ways than I would ever ask for. But, because of that, when it comes to placement, relinquishment and finalization I can't help but just cry and praise God for the miracles He's worked to create our family.

So, on Tuesday, May 12 @ 10:00 in the morning we will stand as a family of 5 in front of our judge and he will tell us that we can have our sweet baby forever and ever! Seriously, I am crying just thinking about it.

It's exciting to be able to take the boys and for them to understand more of what we do in adoption and what we did with them. Owen keeps saying, "I cannot believe it's gonna be Sadie's Gotcha Day!"

I promise to take lots of pics and document it all for those friends and family members that can't come to court with us.

On another joyous note, we've had Blake at home all weekend!

We even got a date in last night thanks to my tremendous in-laws who called yesterday and asked if they could come and play so that we could go out! Hot dog! It was fabulous to get to talk without interruption and have a nice long dinner. No pictures, you'll just have to imagine us gabbing at the Cheesecake Factory! Yummy!

Blake took the boys to the golf range to try out their new clubs. They were so excited, I think Owen about wet his pants when Blake asked him if he wanted to go play golf.

They let me take this super cute picture of them before they headed out. Cooper was sure to tell me that I could not come play golf...it was boys only! I giggled. I can't tell you how cool it is to have boys that LOVE to do boy stuff with their daddy!


Fether said...

I just love your blog! So excited for Sadie's Gotcha Day! We'll be praying for you and Momma G.

Melodie said...

love your beautiful family! and we are so excited for you guys as you prepare for Sadie's big day.

Laura said...

Oh I cried too just reading your words and seeing how God has created your family! It is so amazing....

We have it on the calendar and plan on coming....it should be quite an exciting court room with all of the cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents!

Love you sissy!

mom2many said...

Yeah! We finalize Samara and Josiah on May 8! It's gonna be a good month!

You are so fortunate to have boys that love their daddy...and a daddy that loves his boys. Makes a mommy melt.

Can't wait to see "Gotcha Day" pics!

Julie said...

Fantastic! It has got to be the bestest day when the adoption process is all completed! I love all of your precious pictures and seeing how God has put your family together! It is totally awesome to see! :)

Locw you,

Al's World said...

I am smiling so hard it hurts! Happy Early Gotcha Day sweet Sadie, this means I get to see you again and again when you come to church with mommy and cuddle you as you stroke my face....Praising God for all He does!!!

Kristy said...

Everytime I see that sweet face I think I want another baby girl! And thats atleast twice a week I'm checking out your blog she is just so darn cute! So excited that your days is coming up soon how exciting for you and your family! Not sure now what boy it was making the monkey face but Aaron does that all the time, so funny!

Becki Francy said...

So excited for May 12th to come for so many reasons. I can't wait for Sadie's gotcha day. Such a special treat as an aunt to be able to play a special role in this process. (give mom and dad a hug for the law degree!)

BTW this time I will bring the questions. But no promises on not crying while questioning you all! Love you to pieces!

Anonymous said...

I will be praying for you on Sadie's special Gotcha day... God is doing some wondeful things!!!!!
Beautiful pics!!!

Take care,
South Carolina

MCW said...

I am a new reader and I just wanted to say Congratulations!

Rob and Kathy Gandy said...

Molly, you blog entries are always great! This one, especially, tugs at my heart because we have stood in court 4 times as a judge legalized what God had created...our family!! By birth or adoption, children ARE a "gift of God", as you all know well. Congratulations on your court date being set...what a blessing for you that your own sister is your attorney! There will be lots of "happy tears" we know. God bless you all! In Christ, Rob and Kathy Gandy

lisasmith said...

Molly, how exciting to have your gotcha day oh so close!! What a blessing!

you have the cutest kids...and hair!!