Alex and Dennis are very attached to me--- and I to them. I think this is especially so because they are still home with me more times than not and well, because I am their primary caregiver. I have noticed lately that they reference me all the time too--- I'm gonna tell Mom--- No, my Momma--- Where's Mom--- Look it Mom! Of course I am thrilled for this is the kind of healthy attachment I hoped to have with both of them-- but this also makes me think of how they are going to do when I am gone. Thankfully, Julia and Adam will be with them the whole time I am gone and I will talk with them often on the phone, but I still wonder how things will be as soon as I leave. They will have pictures of course and John will be home sooner than I will be--- but this is something that I am putting my trust in the Lord with. I know He is in control, I know He has all of our best interests at heart, and I know He knows where I struggle--- so I am just going to trust.
Proverbs 3 5-6
Trust in the Lord with all your might and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will keep your paths straight.
Just like I am going to trust that A and P will feel an immediate connection with us. I am planning so many little ice breakers for the first few days that I think things will be just fine. I am also bringing our 2009 Smiles and Trials blog book that I made a few months ago that should really give them an idea of what our family is like. I think A and P will feel comfortable having Caleb and Rachel around too. The two of them are so outgoing that I have no doubt they will be hanging out with all the older kids in the orphanage, if that is allowed.
Anyway, we are leaving in only eight days! Can you believe that? Eight days!
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