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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Our Newest Korean Addition...


Okay, I'm sorry! I knew this title would perk some interest, but it's not what you think. ;) We actually were given this incredible gift yesterday and wanted to share it with you. Some friends of ours, who actually lived in Korea when they were young, had a lamp that was bought and made in Korea and they gave it to us! It has beautifully handcrafted wood cut designs and gorgeous ink drawings and Hangul characters (Korean Alphabet) done on rice paper. It truly is beautiful! I was so thankful for this gift, because every time I looked at it, I thought of our child in Korea and it makes me feel connected with him/her. More interesting though, is that as I look around the room, I saw nothing "asian" themed in our home. I mean, that thing really sticks out in our living room! :) But, I LOVE it! So that made me think of how that is what our child will be like in our family. He/she may look different, but they are LOVED! Our love for our Korean child will be no different than any other love shared between flesh and blood parents and children. So, I just love our little Asian lamp in our American home! It's a perfect fit!


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Thoughts of an Expectant Mother...


Okay, so, I can't help but think (if we continue to stay on track), our child could possibly be coming into the world any day now!!! Bryan doesn't like that I do this. :) Well, he doesn't mind that I do it, but he doesn't think it is necessary to think about things that we can't know for sure are going to happen. But, I just can't help it! Maybe it is the motherly instinct in me, but I just have this deep desire to know what is going on with our baby every moment of every day! I know that nothing is ever guaranteed, but I would rather spend my time thinking about what might be going on and having a slight chance that I'm right, then not think of it at all just because I might be wrong. So, since I can't really know exactly when our baby will be born, I can have an "idea" by figuring out where we are in the adoption process and compare us to a typical Korean adoption. That would put our baby being born this month or next month!!! But in all this excitement, I do have to remember another important person...the birth mother. This is not an exciting time for her. Although I don't know the circumstances involving our child's birth mother right now, I don't really have to, in order to feel a deep respect for her. She chose life for her child! And through this life, hope was fulfilled! Adoption truly is a miracle and so are the women who chose that option! Please join me as we not only give thanks to God for our soon to be born baby, but also to lift up the birth mother in these times. Pray that God brings to her a peace that surpasses understanding, and that He will bless her life with an abundance of happiness and love!