Wednesday, August 13, 2008


That's the only word we can come up with for this part of our journey. We have been told to expect to travel in November. And while we understand that our hopeful date of mid Oct. is not that far off from Nov. .... it's still heartbreaking. You are on the other side of the world, and there is not a darn thing we can do about it.

We've received pictures and written updates regarding your health and habits. For this we are grateful ... and we are especially grateful that your health is improving, slowly but surely. And although we know that my brisket would really do the trick .... you are getting the best care you can right now. :)

We are making room for you here at home!!! We purchased a loft bed for you and Sam's room this week. Sam is so excited to get the top bunk! And he also is not really understanding that just because he's getting his new bed to share with you ... that you, in fact, are NOT coming WITH the bed. Darn..... We are about to start homeschooling your sisters too. Sam asks what he gets to do for school. I've told him he gets to be your teacher. He's pretty pumped about this. He says he will teach you how to build the train tracks, and race the cars. Hopefully he will NOT teach you how to dress up in his sisters princess gowns (which is something your sisters think is pretty funny to do to him). I've also started to pull out all the clothes that your big brother once wore (and some others we've been given) to have your drawers all ready for you. (If only I knew what size you were in....) Eden is learning to ride her bike longer distances so that you can ride in the trailer with Sam! And Providence is helping me figure this all out!! She is such a big helper, and I just know you are going to love the attention and care you receive from her.

I don't understand the phenomenon of missing someone you've never met .... but oh do I miss you!!! Every passing day brings us one day closer to bringing you home. Our hearts ache for that day. Until then ... rest in the arms of Jesus my son!


Jori said...

Oh Jody ~ this just breaks my heart. I can relate to what you are saying and yet I can't even understand my self how I can miss someone so much that I have never met either? This is a journey and right now we are just trying to muddle through with what we can and get things prepared for when we can hold them in our arms. Kneeling in the gap with ya.

Zack and Rebecca Caldwell said...

It is so tough, I know! I don't know how we will make it through the next couple of months, but God will sustain us, and we will do it!!!

Angie said...

Jody, your letters are so sweet, and will mean so much to Malachi someday.