Michael said it best last night when he said, “I feel like you’re pregnant and having 3 babies tomorrow!” It’s crazy to think that in a matter of hours, we will have four children under 4 here. Here’s what I’m feeling right now:
1. Scared. But mostly inadequate. How will we manage? I think that’s the coolest thing about this particular placement and what’s made us realize it’s the right one. We CAN’T do it on our own. We NEED God. We NEED our friends and family.
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 2 Corinthians 12:9
2. Loved and cared for. The outpouring of support, reassurance, encouragment, volunteering to give of time and treasure just in the past 24 hours is extraordinary. Thank you to all who have offered. Stay tuned tonight for a “needs list.”
3. Excited. Wow! As of today the kids have names! How exciting to think about them. On that note, I have been advised I need to be as discreet as possible publicly (i.e. on Facebook, Twitter, and my blog) as to any revealing information about the kids. On here I will refer to them by their first initial (R, N, and T). I cannot post any pictures except the back of their heads. It is for their protection and their family’s protection. If you want specifics, I will personally message you. I also ask none of you who do know the kids real names and information because you are a part of their lives post anything on my blog or FB with identifiers.
4. Sad. I know they will be scared and confused when they come to us. This day will be no where near as joyous for them as it is for us. They are what we’ve been waiting for and we are what they are scared of. Please pray for them that they become acclamated as soon as possible.
That’s all for now. Plan to post tonight if humanly possible. Also plan to head home with the brood tomorrow morning for the holiday. 4 carseats, 4 kids. Thank God for the mini-van.
Love to all!