Friday, October 25, 2013

We are home!

Baby G and I were released from the hospital yesterday and are home enjoying being with Papa and Tater.
Praise God!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Oh yeah, and

We successfully postponed the biometrics appt that was scheduled for tomorrow morning. What a load off my mind.
Thanks to everyone who has shared their biometrics experience. I am a lot less nervous now.

I was planning on getting familiar with the local children's hospital...

But not with my newborn!

Baby G was admitted on Tuesday with a fever. He is doing much better now, but we have to wait for all the workups to be sure. Lord willing we will go home safe and sound tomorrow.

The hospital is great, though! This is probably God's way of gently breaking us into what might become a way of life with little Anastacia. 

To Him be all glory and praise...

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

God is so Good

After 50+ hours of labor I successfully gave birth VBAC to our second son, Baby G!

He is so sweet. He eats and sleeps well. We love him so much!

Please keep us in your prayers; Papa is sick and we have biometrics coming up soon.

Those of you who have done biometrics, is this the sort of thing I should take my newborn to?

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Little bits of progress

We have biometrics appointments now! We are going to have to figure out how to do this with a newborn... (I assume; they are 9 days from now and I am due in two...)

Thursday, October 10, 2013


USCIS acknowledged receipt of our application! Next comes biometrics, I guess...
Does anyone know if/how the government shutdown will affect USCIS?
Please pray that things are able to move quickly!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

A Tiny Heart

Our God alone does wondrous things.  That is a comfort to me every day.  It has been so hard to see our son mourning his grandpa.  He has little or none of the emotional armor that we adults like to fashion and hang about ourselves.  His is simple grief, and raw.  Mama and I have been praying for him much, and I trust that this is God preparing us for something related to loving tiny, simple, broken hearts.

We are (of course) still in pain ourselves, so I did the only thing I know how to do for putting emotions into words, and wrote our son a poem.  I share it with you to inform your kind and much-appreciated prayers for our family as we balance sadness at a deep loss with joy and anticipation of God's growth of our family.

You loved him for a little while,
the best ways that you knew,
you smiled and ran and hugged his legs,
he'd smile and hug you, too.
He liked to take you out for walks,
to Sonic, and the store,
you'd sit with him for stories
on the couch or on the floor.
I know you loved your Grandpa Bob,
your papa loved him too,
we'll miss the ways he cared for us,
the little things he'd do.
Lord Jesus came and took him home,
and though it makes us sad,
we have to trust that Jesus Christ
does nothing that is bad.
He loves the little children,
like Grandpa Bob loved you,
he wipes away their tears and gives
them wondrous things to do.
Lord Jesus took our Grandpa Bob
because his work was done,
and you and I must trust him
in the work he has begun.

Please keep our son in your prayers, too.  But thanks, thanks, thanks be to God who has given us the victory who follow Jesus Christ! (I hope you hum the Messiah for the rest of the day - it's what we've been listening to in the car for the last week).


Penny again!

Penny's family is in country, visiting with Penny and the other little girl they are adopting. Pray for them!