Thursday, July 14, 2005

Wow! On the surface, today could have seemed like a very uneventful day. I took Jaden in the pool during Danielle's nap. And I also went in the pool when the kids were napping. And then we all went in the pool once Scott got home from work. Gee, what a tough day! In the evening, we went to the Bookmobile with the kids, which was kind of neat. The bookmobile is a little library on wheels that comes to our neighborhood once a week - it's part of the local library that we've been to, so we could return our books there.

One funny thing that happened today, though - Jaden said he needed to go potty and then he said "I want to go all by myself." Wanting to give him a little independence and confidence, I said "Ok, you can go by yourself." A minute or later, I hear him calling out from the bathroom, "I'm standing up and going pee pee!" Immediately, I was a bit worried. I knew that the stool was not in front of the toilet and that the seat was down, with the Dora potty seat on top of it. I went into the bathroom to see Jaden standing on the stool, which was next to the toilet, peeing. Most of the pee was arcing completely over the toilet - onto the wall and the floor next to it. Oops! I explained to Jaden that he needs to have Mommy or Daddy help if he wants to pee standing up. He agreed. "It's hard to do," he said. Yep, I guess that about sums it up.

So, not much happened today, right? Wrong! As of tonight, it looks like we're adopting a little boy! We got some more information from Robin about Louis and the more that Scott and I talked about it, the more we felt that this orphanage and this boy sounded great. I wrote back to Robin and told her that we would like her to go ahead and send us the list of paperwork that we would need to file. Later, I was talking to my mom and she said that she didn't see Louis in the list of children (on the page that I sent her a link to). I thought at first that she must be crazy, but when I went to the page, his name wasn't there. So, I decided to take a look at their "Our Babies" page, which lists all of their kids, even those that already have families waiting for them. Sure enough, there was Louis with a blue border around his picture - to quote the site, "The babies that are highlighted Blue already have a family." Wow! I couldn't believe it when I saw that. We hadn't even started our homestudy yet. I had no idea that she was going to put him on hold for us! Was it really happening? Did Louis have a family? The thought of it now makes me cry. There's a part of me that thinks it still won't work out and that it's not real, but then there's another part of me that feels like God is purposely making this happen quickly so that we can't overanalyze and back out. I prayed that he would let us know if this is meant to be - put a stumbling block in our way early on if this was not the path he wanted for us. And here we are -not a stumbling block in sight. The fact that the people from Children of the Promise are such strong Christians is also reassuring to me. I know that they are also praying about what is best for Louis and they obviously feeling led toward us as well. I'm really excited (and a little bit scared) about this whole prospect!


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