“I feel like I’ve been split open and stuffed with sunshine.”
Remember when I said I felt like this could be *the* week?
Welllllllll…IT WAS! 😀
We are officially out of IBESR, which means we are OFFICIALLY matched with our son!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Next up, our paperwork goes to Parquet Court, and then they’ll start working on Sweet P’s (last) name change. Which reminds me- his first name will stay the same, his birth last name will become his middle name, and how FUN to know that he’ll be a Palmer within the next handful of months!
I’m beaming over here tonight. 🙂
Three things, before I sign off to celebrate:
1. Some days it’s reeeeally hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to our adoption timeline. But ya know what? There are also lots of days like today. Days that feel like a GIGANTIC exhale. Days I suddenly feel flexible again…loose enough to lean waaaay back so that I can re-see the whole miraculous thing with fresh eyes…so that I can re-understand that this whole HUGE thing is really one HUGE Gift.
I mean, really.
That God would draw me close…little-ol’ scaredy-cat, weirdo, flawed, messy ME. That He would call me to an island THIRTEEN HUNDRED miles away, so that I could be loved by THIS sparkly, precious son:
Totally overwhelming, y’all. So humbling. I need to be more intentional about staying loose (without updates) so that I can remember to lean back on the Big Picture more often.
2. WAR ROOM. Go see it. Like, yesterday. I can hardly wait to watch it again.
3. Some of the sweet teachers from Three Angels School graciously spent some of their summer break instructing the kiddos at the Angel House orphanage about letters, numbers, songs, etc.
So grateful they post videos on their Facebook page so we can feel split open and stuffed with sunshine, too!