Sunday, June 5, 2011

I am Overwhelmed!!!

As I sat in church this morning enjoying the worship music it hit me that I am completely overwhelmed.  Not in a bad way but rather in a nostalgic kinda way.    My eyes were filled with tears knowing that 2 days from now we board a plane and our lives will be forever changed.  The picture of a little girl that I have stared at, prayed for and dreamed about will become reality.

I started remembering everything that has gotten us to this day.   I was in church on January 30th when I got the email from Andrea letting me know Dariya was ours, I wept...

Over 200 people or families donated to help us bring Dariya home.  Some people we don't even know, I am overwhelmed.

135 people attended our pasta dinner and silent auction (a lot of the same folks that had already donated but, they came, supported us and donated again)...I am overwhelmed.

36 golfers played in our All for Dariya golf tournament.  I am overwhelmed.

The people who have prayed for us incessantly, I could not be more thankful for our family, friends, small group and bloggy buddies...I am overwhelmed.

My parents who have put their lives on hold to stay here at the house with Aidan & Alayna, I am overwhelmed.

The people who have volunteered to take the kids to give my parents a break...truly overwhelming.

The RR volunteer staff that go above and beyond the call of duty to help us adoptive parents, they answer every question, can be reached at a minutes notice and are always a wealth of information and guidance.  Superheroes in disguise.  From Andrea to Michelle to Lu to Courtney to Mel to Nancy!  I am overwhelmed.

The RR families that are on this same journey to bring their own child home.  Some of these people are etched on my heart for life. I am so thankful that God placed these sweet people along our path.  I am overwhelmed.

I will spend today basking in the glory of how God has placed YOU in our lives to help us follow his plan.  We would not be packing and getting ready to travel without you.  Thank you for supporting us, loving us, praying for us and donating so generously to Dariya so that she may know life outside a brick building in a loving family and grow up with siblings who will dote on her everyday.

I am thankfully overwhelmed with your love.

Isaiah 43:5  Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west.


Anonymous said...

I am SO excited (and overwhelmed just at the thought of it all) for you! Safe, ecstatic, amazingly blessed travels!!!

kecia said...

loved this post! I remember those same feelings before leaving and still am overwhelmed with the good emotions each step here! thanks for your support! can't wait to be on the supporting side for you as you meet her soon!! can't wait to meet you too!

Heather said...

We send you off with an abundance of prayers and blessings.Knowing that your journey is not ending but rather just beginning ... a life brimming with hope and possibilities... a beautiful family of 5!Can't wait to follow the happenings over the next few weeks.It is sure to be magical!

Lori said...

Oh, wow! I can imagine that you are overwhelmed. We will be waiting with great anticipation to see you joined with your daughter forever =)
Many prayers for a safe travels and a successful completion to your adoption!

To Love Endlessly said...

wow, oh wow, oh wow! Praying for safe travels and a quick return home with your gorgeous daughter. What a wonderful thing(s) to be overwhelmed by. How great God is!!!

Runningmama said...

I can't imagine how all of this feels, praying for you and your family for safe travel and that everything works out perfectly! Keep us posted, I can't wait to see pictures of you with your new daughter!

Lacey said...

Wow, I'm so excited for you! Oh man how I remember the feeling of being totally overwhelmed! It will for sure change your lives, but in a good way, and its such an amazing journey!

Renee said...

I wrote a fantastic, supportive, amazing comment the other day and blogger slurped it up never to be seen again. So I will sum it are so loved, I am so honored to call you friend, EVERY TIME I think of you I smile and Dariya is beyond beautiful and blessed to have you guys for a family. Love you, sweet friend, and I am with in spirit every step of the way. Give that sweet girl a kiss from Me. You guys are gonna be awesome!

Much love,