Monday, December 7, 2009

Mountains and Valleys

I got a text early this morning from the foster coordinator. She said the visa interview went great...and Judah was really well behaved! :) The visa should be ready tomorrow (pray) at 2:00pm....Ugandan time!!!! So...once the visa is in hand, the foster coordinator (thank you Amy) and Judah will board the plane tomorrow night!!!! If all goes well...HE WILL LAND IN ST. LOUIS AT 5:00PM ON WEDNESDAY!!!! I have been a little full of praising my heavenly Father all day long. Honestly...I have been a little hesitant to allow myself to really believe it was time. But, it is time....His perfect time.
I have to laugh at my plans. Because my plans are just that, my plans. Today I thought I was going to just prepare for Judah all day long....stuff around the house, last minute groceries, etc. I got a call from the school around lunch time. Noah had been playing soccer on the cement outside at school. He tripped and landed face first...several boys landed on top of him. Bloody and swollen nose, bloody and swollen lip...not so calm mama. After spending the afternoon in the pediatrician's office...the doctor thinks he probably has a mild concussion....and he took pictures of his nose to compare once the swelling goes down to see if it is broken. Never a dull moment!
And as I sat there in the waiting room....I thought of all the things I had wanted to be doing. Making sure all of Judah's clothes were in order in his drawers. Pulling toys out just for him that I thought he would like. Putting clean sheets on his bed. Getting his new car seat in the car. But, as I sat there with my seven year old "big boy" in my arms...stroking his hair...calming him down...holding him, it hit me that this is what it is all about...and I would not want to be anywhere else. Judah will not care if everything is not in perfect order. But, our entire family will be there with him when he falls....our entire family will be there with him when he fails....our entire family will be there with him when he wins.....and our entire family will be there with him when he rejoices. Good and bad...mountains and valleys...we will all be there with him.
So it is just literally 48 hours away. And right now we are on that mountain...waiting with open arms!!!!!

Psalm 95:1-7
Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.
For the Lord is the great God, the great King above all gods.
In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him.
The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land.
Come, let us bow down in worship. let us kneel before the Lord our Maker;
for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care.


  1. What great wisdom. So good to learn that our stuff order and plans are not nearly so important as the relationship, the caring, the sharing, the comforting, the love, the living of life.

    I wish I could be there to greet sweet Judah. If you are going to be in Nashville over Christmas, maybe I'll get to see him and Asher together!

  2. Oh Lindsey! I am so excited. Wish I didn't have a meeting Wednesday evening or Zoe & I would be at the airport welcoming Judah home. (Nothing better than an adoption homecoming at the airport!)Saying many prayers for you all. Hoping for safe travels & such a sweet reunion!!!

  3. I am so happy for you and your family! And pray Noah heals quickly! :) LOVE you!

  4. Oh, Lindsey, you are so wise and show such humility when you say that everything is HIS plan. You are so right that Judah will not care if things are in order when he arrives. He will just be content to be with his forever family! What a beautiful picture I have in my head of you embracing him at the airport tmorrow! AHHH! I wish I lived in St.Louis!

    May our gracious Lord grant you peace today as you rest in Him and His perfect plans. He IS our God and we are His people. He is delighting in the fact that He orchestrated this adoption and now it is coming to fruition!

    Sending much love from Nashville...