Tuesday, September 9, 2008


In 17 days I will hold our sweet Anchise for the very first time. And while I know she will NOT be coming home with me, I have this strange desire to "nest" around our home. I have a need to clean & prepare our home for this little girl that will not live here for very likely a year or more. Sigh.

I would appreciate your prayers as I prepare for this trip. I am praying that my children at home will be well in my absence. I am praying that God is preparing Anchise's heart for our meeting. I am praying for her birth family & their safety in the midst of the storms in Haiti. I am praying that Jeff will have the ability to handle everything at home. I am praying that my heart will also be prepared and that the Lord would use me for His glory in this country.

Search me, O God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
Point out anything in me that offends you,
and lead me along the path of everlasting life.
Psalm 139:23-24


The Gang's All Here! said...

Good one for me today - as I sit here trying to think of last minute notes and thoughts for the in-laws!

Thanks and I'll pray while I fly!

Amanda said...

How exciting as the days quickly approach! Beautiful reminder for us all. I've been thinking of you much as the days move toward your meeting. I do hope that everything is as "smooth as silk" in every way, and I'll be praying for you and your whole family.

I also wanted to tell you that I'm not stalking you, but I do love the way you have blogs that automatically update...LOL I come here frequently to see what's new on all of the blogs :~)

Kathy said...

If you are like the rest of us you will be counting the days until you can go again on the flight home.

I hope all the storms are over!

Salzwedel Family said...

Ha Amanda ~ I thought you seemed like the stalker-type :o)

Kathy ~ Ha! I will not wait for the flight home. I'm already trying to figure out when I can go back again and I haven't even gone yet.

Eric and Michelle said...

I will be praying. How absolutely wonderful to hold your sweet little girl. So enjoying getting to know you. Thank - you

Katy said...

Praying here for SURE!!! No worries, it is so normal to nest super early...right??! Gracyn's room is coming together..but won't be complete until she is snuggled in it. =)

Lena Wright said...


I'm soo excited for you!
I will definitely be praying for you.

Nest away Mama!

stephanie garcia said...

I can truly understand! I am so excited yet concerned for our children being left behind with friends as well. So many emotions! I hope to see you in Haiti. (:

Annie said...

Wow. I didn't realize that Haitian adoption was harder than Russian adoption. I'm horrified that you have to wait SO long. But, step by step....all in God's time.

poseygirl said...

LOOOOOOOVE this scripture. That is one for everyday.

I have been away too long. I am so happy that you will hold your baby girl soon. Your journey is so heartbreakingly sweet, I often find myself smiling through tears. I will be praying for you and your family. I will especially pray for your heart, a mother's heart, as it is stretched between countries, and as you begin the wait once again until you your sweet Anchise home.