Today is THE DAY! And I am dying over here!
Today we will meet our sweet little girl!
She is currently traveling a 14 hour trip from Eastern Europe to the states. We will be picking her up at the airport. We have our “Welcome” sign ready and will be getting some balloons. :)
Her little “Sophia the First” bag is packed with some girly essentials, and our hearts are packed with love and anticipation.
Her room is ready.
I wish we knew exactly what to expect, but we don’t. She may cry when she seems us, be extremely shy, or a ball full of energy. She may receive our love easily, or she may have walls up to protect her little heart from more hurt. We do not know. But we DO KNOW that God has His hand all over this. We know HE put this desire in our hearts to bring her into our family. We know it was HIM who handpicked this little girl for our family. We know that HE is greater than any earthly challenge we may face, and HIS LOVE can heal our hearts and mend a million broken pieces. Some may think that we are going to be a blessing to this little girl, but I know that she will be a greater blessing to us! It is going to stretch us and teach us so much to have her in our home. It may not always be easy, but it will be worth it. The boys are BEYOND excited to have a “sister.” I know they are going to spoil her to pieces. :)
We appreciate your prayers so much! Above all, please pray for our little girl. I can only imagine what she is feeling coming to a new country to stay with a family she has never met before and who speaks a language she doesn’t know. My prayer is that she would immediately feel our love and feel safe with us.
I am planning on using Periscope at the airport!! Do you know what that is? It is an app that you can follow me on (follow beneathmyheart) and you can watch live video that I am filming. I am going to be filming live before the orphans arrive and when they get there. I will not be able to film our girl individually (because of her country’s child protection laws) but I can film the children as a group. :)
I would love for you to join me!
Just download the Periscope app on your phone, follow beneathmyheart, and it will alert you when I am live.
Thank you again for all of your prayers, your encouragement, and your support during these past five months!
YOU ARE THE BEST!!!!