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Sunday, May 30, 2010

HEADING BACK TO UGANDA

What can I say ... Jeremiah and I will be heading out the door next Monday, June 7th to Uganda along w/ two sweet friends (Anna Bliss, Beth ... they are going to help me bring two toddlers home !!) ... I am excited about so many things ... The final step to a very long journey to my children, to watch Jeremiah take in all that Africa has to teach him, see the Karamojong women again (and buy lots of necklaces), see the children in the program again, see my sweet nieces (aka Katie's girls), hang w/ Katie, and sweet Fred the bota driver !!!

The last couple of days have been so relaxing out of school ... Scott has been home, we have swam in the pool, slept in, and just hung out together as a family ... We have all talked about Joseph / Daisy coming home and it so much fun to watch my children fall in love w/ their brother and sister ...They envision each day w/ them ... They were arguing over where they will sleep or what chair at the table they will sit in ... They are asking me so many questions about them and it is so fun to describe to them who their brother and sister are ... I have amazing children that get it  !!!  We have gone over how Joseph / Daisy might not understand who we all are right away and how we need to be patient w/ them as they figure out what family means ... Maggie had her FIRST big girl prayer a couple of weeks ago and the tears just came streaming ... It went something like this "We lub Joseph and Daisy, Mom go to Uganda to get Joseph and Daisy cause we lub dem, we hug dem and lub dem, tank you for our food."    I mean does it get any better than that !!!

WE ARE WAITING FOR YOU !!!!


30 kind words.:

Kim K. said...

Prayers and blessings follow you to Uganda!

mary leigh said...

waaaaaaahooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Kim said...

LOVE IT.
I sooo cannot wait to see ALL of you together..
I love you sister..
Like I said before you can pick up Isabella and bring her home for me while you are there..
Safe travels..

We Are Family said...

PRAISE THE LORD!

Faith, Hope, and Love said...

I'm not sure it does get any better than watching your children pray. Sooooo sweet! Go get your babies!!!!!!!!

God is good!

Love and blessings,
Robin

Kim said...

Gwen...your kiddos are amazing. But your Maggie? She is amazingly beautiful. She makes my heart feel all kinds of lub.

Kristi said...

too cute..love the pic..kj

From a full heart... said...

Oh yay, yay, YAY GOD!!! Gwen I know you must be running a million different directions at once! We cannot wait to see you with those sweet angels in your arms. Praying for safe travels and a smooth transition to life as a family of 8! Love, Jeanine

love said...

oh, i LOVE those 1st big girl prayers!! precious!

so glad that you've had relaxing family days and so excited to hear jeremiah is going with you. i look forward to taking our children there. praying for you!

Goosegirl said...

I am so excited for you all. I will be praying for you all this week, and next week as you travel. I am praying for beautiful bonding and attachment, and as smooth a transition as possible. And of course I am still praying for Maggie's healing.
Sivje

Jenn in GA said...

THANK YOU, LORD! SO excited for you and Jeremiah and the whole team! what a WORK God is doing through your family.

Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

PRECIOUS PRECIOUS PRECIOUS!

So excited for you!

Know we are praying you there and home!

Love and hugs,
Jill

Deb said...

Can't wait to see Joseph and Daisy piled in this bed with the rest of the gang! Many prayers still on your behalf. Blessings!

Are These Kids All Yours? said...

Can I say how much I am jumping up and down with excitement for you!!! Your kids are sooo sweet :) I love when your kids get it. God has done a lot in our family throughout our adoptions :)

Ashley said...

Awesome!! Continuing to pray!

Gwen, you encourage me so much! Thank you for living out your calling.

Mom Of Many said...

Sharing your joy with great tears of relief!! So glad your day has come...Yippee Jesus!! xo

Andrea said...

Praying for your journey and your kiddos!! What an inspiration you all are.

lisa Kindred said...

We rejoice with our Father for bringing you this far! You have run the good race and stayed so faithful. We are more than happy for this time to become FAMILY!!! Loved hearing how excited your kids are. Much love to you!!!!! The Kindred's

Barb said...

Yay! So happy for you!

Kim said...

Praising Him from Hong Kong,
Kim

Nate and Brenda said...

Yeah! Finally! You leave the day after we leave for Haiti! It will be fun to see you bring these wonderful children home!

Jewels of My Heart said...

He is oh, so faithful.....
I love to just stand in awe of His wonder.....
Thank You Jesus for answered prayers....
God's speed....
Love ya,
Daleea

carrie and brandon glanzer said...

so excited for you guys! i hope and pray that everything goes smoothly and you get to bring your little ones home! [hope to be able to bring our two little ones home from Uganda as well very soon]

carrie ;-)

Goodness and Mercy Mom said...

So happy to hear you're going to get Daisy and Joseph!!! I just "lub" sweet Maggie's prayer. You're right. It just doesn't get better than that.

Much Love,
Kathie

*Overflowing* said...

I am so excited that the time has come...YAY!!! 2 more babes coming home!

Carrie said...

SO EXCITED FOR YOU!! Glad you had such a wonderful weekend! Prayers are with you all!

Teresa said...

I'm so stinkin' excited for you!! Can't wait to see them HOME!!! It's been a long journey, but God is and will continue to be faithful. We will be praying for all of you!

The Ferrill's said...

Praying Gwen! I know it will be a sweet sweet day when you are all together in that bed! ;)

Diane and family:) said...

Thanking God for prayers answered!!

We will be praying you all to Uganda and back home:)

Can't wait to see two more treasured faces, Daisy and Joseph, snuggled up in bed with their Sisters and Brothers!!

GO TEAM!!!!

Kristy said...

Gwen have a safe and blessed trip you wonderful lady!!!

Love and blessings, Kristy