Shine Like Stars

Shine like stars in the universe as we hold out the Word of life (Phil. 2:15)
We're not trying to be rock stars but just shed some light on a sad and lonely world. Stay tuned for how God works through weak and tired, sometimes really cranky vessels.

Monday, December 7, 2009

My bags are packed....

I'm leaving on a jet plane....

But I do know when I'll be back again:) December 18th, with my baby!!! For those of you who are interested, you can meet us at the airport our flight gets in at 2pm.

The only catch is....we want our kids to be the first kids to meet Melia and they aren't coming home until Sunday (my sister and my niece are flying them home a few days later so we can catch up on our sleep and Melia can have some quiet time in her new home). So, no kids allowed at the airport:)

I feel like the rule lady these days...."you can't hold my baby" and "no kids can meet her until..." But it's such a delicate process and we feel like we need to think about what's best for our family during this adjustment time.

Ummm...I was really planning on just posting these pictures so you can see what I've been doing these past couple of days, but I started singing that song and got off track. Anyway....

The kid's stuff for NC

The Donations
that Michael amazingly fit into
these 3 bags!
And they weigh under 5o lbs.

The girls' closet

To do.... pack for Africa!!!


  1. Take care and safe travels for all of you! This is so exciting... and don't worry about the rule. You have to do what is best for the baby!

  2. We are continuing to pray for all of you & are SO excited that the time is FINALLY soon to arrive when Melia will be in your arms.
    We support & understand ALL of the decisions you have made regarding attachment parenting & definitely Melia seeing HER brothers & sister as the first kids in her new home in USA!!
    Much love & many prayers.

  3. We are so very excited for you!!! How fun!

    Audrey Hensley

  4. Soooo excited for ya'll! Can you believe it's finally here?! WOOOHOOO!

  5. It's time!!! So excited for you guys!!