My friend Stephanie posted this on her blog (Ian and Alec's Adoption blog) yesterday. She is heading to Haiti to visit her two little boys, Ian and Alec, and we are praying that God would move mountains and let her BRING THEM HOME with her! Will you join me in praying for her and her boys?
In less than 48 hours, I will be winging my way on the first leg of my journey to Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
The closer it gets, the more anxious I get. I have handed my anxiety to the Lord several times today as I review my lengthy lists and weigh my weighty suitcase (and then remove things and weigh it again!) but it is a moment by moment challenge.
I look forward to seeing my boys in Haiti. I don't look forward to kissing my kids and husband goodbye here in Chile.
Being that this is my third trip to Haiti, I feel somewhat more relaxed and somewhat more nervous. Relaxed because I feel safe at the orphanage and know more of what to expect than last time. Nervous because I know more of what to expect than last time, so I especially don't want to forget anything important (I can't exactly go to the corner store if I do!) But mostly nervous because I am facing the "moment of reckoning" when I learn what God has decided to do for us in response to our prayers for a miracle.
Will the boys come home? or won't they?? ... Will I react correctly? or will I crumble??
I would so appreciate your prayers for the four of us - my mom, the boys and me - on this trip. Please pray for Pedro, Eva, Isabel and Owen as they stay behind in Chile. Please pray for Ian and Alec - that they will remember me, feel comfortable with me and that bonding will take place between us. Please pray for health, as there has been a stomach virus in the orphanage recently. Please pray for flexibility and a positive attitude in a very hot climate and rustic living conditions. Please pray for the opportunity to be a blessing and encouragement to others. Please pray for protection on our flights and as we move about the city of Port-au-Prince.
Most of all, please continue to pray for a miracle ... asking God to supernaturally intervene on our behalf, touching hearts and spurring our paperwork on to completion so that our sons might be able to come home on this trip.
Will you pray? If so, please leave a comment either here or on Stephanie's blog. It will be such an encouragement for her to know how many of us are praying for her and her boys!