The Boone Family's Adoption Journey

We Are Growing Again...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Prayer.. what a gift!

Above our lil' ballerina's (what she pretends to be) bed reads...

Before I formed you, I knew you
Before you were born, I set you apart

The Lord created sweet "S" for our family... a Perfect Fit!!  It's been 17 days since we saw her for the first time and what an amazing time we have had as a forever family of 6.

The power of prayer has been so evident in the transition of our sweet daughter into our family.  I continue to be blown away as she runs, giggles, laughs, plays, jumps, sings, hugs, kisses, calls me "Momma", tackles her brothers, tickles her Daddy and sleeps peacefully in her own bed all night long.  It's definitely a God thing!  Thank you, Thank you,  and Thank you again for praying.  

The opportunity to adopt has been a gift to our family and I love how the Lord has allowed us to be used in this beautiful way.  For so many years it was a dream and today it is a reality... and daily He is giving me opportunities to share our journey, which I pray brings Him honor and gives Him all the glory.  My 4 precious children are Yours and I pray Lord that you would continue use our family to be light in this world.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A Forever Family of 6!!

Friday morning as Joel and I looked out the window of our hotel room, this was our view.  It was absolutely breath taking and a reminder of our Perfect Creator.  The day had finally arrived... we were taking our daughter to her forever home.  We would no longer have to say good-bye to her at bedtime... tonight we would get to tuck her in and kiss her goodnight.

Our special day continued....

Besides that our little girl was a trooper as we traveled home.. her brother's got to meet her for the first time.  They were so excited and the smiles on their faces when they saw her sweet face were priceless.  Finally, the sister they had prayed faithfully for was home to play.  Within minutes the legos were out and all four of our children were building, smiling, giggling and enjoying one another.  It was awesome and my heart was over flowing with joy.
It has been 8 days now since we saw our daughter's beautiful face for the first time, yet in such a short time she has fit in perfectly.  We know that the Lord has given her heart the peace that we have been praying for.  Thank you to all of our friends and family that have been faithfully praying for our family.  It has been a total blessing!!

We look forward to sharing her sweet face with everyone when the time is right...

Friday, November 5, 2010

We Are Going Home

What an amazing week..  We are absolutely in love with our daughter!  Her beautiful smile and sweet giggles are precious.  Thank you Lord Jesus for our priceless gift and faithful friends and family that have been praying for all of us.

Well today is the day... we get to bring her home!  Joel and I are so, so thankful for this past week, but "wow" three days of preschool exhausted us. We are ready to take our daughter to see "my new house" "my room" "my slide" (her words) and her brothers..  The boys can't wait to meet their sister!

Please pray...
- As we say goodbye and gives hugs
- Travel home
- Meet brothers
- Our daughter's heart

Thank you so much for praying... our family is so blessed!

Monday, November 1, 2010

We Held Our Baby Girl...

Today, Joel and I met and held our sweet daughter for the first time!!  She is absolutely adorable and so precious... full of giggles and smiles.  The moment of walking through the door and seeing her for the first time was amazing.  A day we will forever remember.  We were able to give her a pink "build a bear" from her new brothers along with a little photo album of her forever family and forever home...  it was a special time.  Joel and I are filled with joy to finally be with our daughter and look forward to spending the rest of the week with her before bringing her home on Friday.  

Please join us in prayer
- pray for the new relationship we are forming with our daughter
- pray for her heart 
- pray for our boys who are home and waiting anxiously to meet their sister
- pray for all of us as we become a forever family of 6

Thank you for your prayers and support as we enjoy this amazing time!!