Wednesday, January 23, 2008

I'm Divin' In.

A few days ago I cleaned out my incredibly small closet and found Marion and Emmanuel's outfits that I had bought for them. After a few tears fell, I folded them up and tucked them away. The day I had bought their outfits is the same day I found out Marion was sick. It was also the same day I decided to walk in faith and buy them in the first place and I started telling people we had six kids.

I had to go to the mall yesterday for an errand. As I walked by Children's Place my heart started pounding hard. Should I? Should I buy the twins an outfit? No, not yet. I looked the other way and ignored my heart. Then I walked past Baby Gap, again my heart started pounding hard. Should I? Okay, I'll look but I won't buy anything. That lasted for ummmm 1 minute. I saw 2 Product Red beanies. I picked them up, I put them down, I picked them up carried them around, I put them down again. The lady asked me if I needed any help? Yay lady, I need a lot of help. I picked them up again walked in faith over to the register. The lady asked me if I had any kids. With my heart pounding, I blurted out, "yes, I have 6 kids!"

13 comments:

Stepping Out of the Boat said...

Oh my goodness--THEY ARE SO STINKIN' CUTE!!!!!

We'll be right here believing God with you for these twins!!

Fantastic Four said...

You DO have 6 kids! Say it and pray it!! I am so excited for you and your incredible journey. You have so many friends to support you all along the way! The Flottmann's are thrilled for you guys! 2008 is going to be the best year yet!!!

I have read so many of your friend's blogs and am so taken with these wonderful stories. I might have to set a timer for myself so I don't spend all day reading blogs!

Lisa said...

A wise person once taught me that hope is the train and faith is the coal that makes it go. I'm visual so this is easier for me to "get"! Those 2 hats were like coal moving that hope forward. Every time you look at those hats it will ignite that hope more and more until those precious twins are in your arms!
Praying!
Lisa

Brandi said...

I'm so proud of you for buying them! Go ahead, let your heart fall in love! These kids (even the ones birthed) are ours just as long as the Lord allows, so spend your time loving and praying for each of your 6 (I wish I could make that bold and big. .) wonderful blessings!!

You are a blessing!. . .and so is product(red) huh?!

Bran

emily said...

Precious hats, and you do have 6 kids my friend!!

Major Mom said...

Believing God for you. I know the feeling, do I do I not? Will I jinx it? Say and Pray sister.!

Ginny said...

Big step!! I remember feeling sort of silly the first time I bought something for our boys. Sort of, yeah like we are really going to actually ever bring these boys home-but now it just feels sort of natural. When I am looking for deals on clothes for my bio. kids, I just naturally look at the stuff that I think will fit Moses and Samuel too. However, I still haven't actually uttered the words, "I have five kids" Maybe I should practice!

Lyndsay said...

Good for you! I love product RED stuff... and their cause. BTW, I'm a lurker. So, hi. I found your blog reading "stepping out of the boat" and got hooked!

Kim and Gary said...

you go girl!! i love the hats love them, Thanks for your friendship I put my blog back public just changed a few things. Glad to be back in buisness!
Love Kim

Michael and Michelle said...

Hello,
I just found your blog. My husband and I are adopting from Africa/Ethiopia too. I'm still learning what we can and can't share on our blogs..but can you tell me which agency (international) you are using??? If not, I understand.
Michelle

Wife to the Rockstar said...

The hats are mighty cute!

I have SO been there. I am sure you read my towel post. This adoption stuff is not for the faint of heart!

Emily said...

They are so cute! We have no other choice in life other then to walk in complete faith!

Leah Dooley said...

You have to take those with y'all when you pick them up. So, it might be a little hot, but it would be so appropriate to take pics of them wearing those hats while in Africa. Love it! Oh-we got a prod Red outfit for baby. Did I tell you?