I have been so blessed by my stay in Little Rock. As I sit in my friend Becky's livingroom, I am just in awe of what God has done/is doing. I mean who knew when we first met in an infertility support message board, that I would end up spending so much time with her and her family. Becky and I met for the first time face to face in February '06 in Kansas city. We had so much fun together. At the time, she lived in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Rich and I were not ready to adopt again, and would never have dreamt that we would be doing a domestic adoption. God then moved Beck and Ken to Little Rock, and as doors to adopting in Haiti closed for us, Rich and I began looking at adopting domestically, and signed up with an agency in Little Rock, Arkansas. Still, we could have been matched with a woman from anywhere in the US...but God had other plans. All this to say, Becky and Ken, THANK YOU for being God's hands and feet. Thank you for extending your hospitality to me and Naomi. These first few weeks of her life will be treasured, as both new times in my life, but time spent with friends who get it! Thank you for your support when I was homesick and lonely. Thanks Beck for being that extra set of hands. Kaden, thanks for lending your room/personal space to me, Elaina, thanks for your happy go lucky self, and Ken, thanks for "putting" up with me and losing privacy after long days at work. You are all loved and appreciated!While I am glad to go back home, I will miss you all terribly! Beck, I will try to be better about keeping in touch...
That said, court is tomorrow at 2pm. Rich is arriving tomorrow around 11 am. We will be flying home to Manchester on Saturday, and are scheduled to arrive at the airport around 5pm...Sigh...
Thank you Jesus for this journey. If there's anything I've relearned, its that prayer is not the last recourse, but a powerful and effective tool. Thank you for the blessing of Naomi, and the Simon family.
Special shout out to Shey! Thanks my friend for all the running around and phone calls you made on my behalf.I truly appreciate it and have been praying for you! You are a God send and were truly a blessing as you ministered to me.
Nichole...I don't know if you will even come to read this...but thank you. Thank you for the gift of Naomi...thank you for your selfless and painful gift. Not a day will go by that I don't think of or pray for you. I meant what I said, call or text me, I will be glad to hear from you. I will be printing those pictures and mailing them to the agency! Be blessed sweet friend! Looking forward to hearing of the grand plans God has in store for you. You are loved beyond compare!
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