Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Travel Plans On the Horizon

Courts re-open in just 2 weeks!!!! We are so excited for the ball to start rolling again. There is a group of families before us who have their court dates scheduled for Oct. 8. (About 6-8 families I believe.) They have also been given tentative travel dates of Oct 25th. I'm thrilled for them, and saddened at the same time, as I was holding out hope of them traveling sooner than the 25th, and my travel group traveling at the end of October. However, it appears that we will wait until our turn in November. Perhaps November 1st???? A mom can hope, right? Besides, little Woody and Jessie (AKA Sam & Eden) may not be happy if we aren't here to see them parading around on the 31st dressed as these characters. :)

Anyway, if you could please remember us and all the other waiting families over the next month. (I believe our court date is sometime mid-October.) Pray for the courts to run smooth, and quick. Pray for families to get through their court dates ON their allotted dates. And one last HUGE request for us, is please remember our flights in your prayers. We moved forward in faith to try and use Frequent Flier Miles for our flights. (One blessed family has plenty for our roundtrip airfair!) Pray this can happen. With the condition that airlines are in, this is one of those shady areas. I can't stress enough though how we need that to be our means of travel.

So, I'll keep you posted these next couple of weeks! We're almost there!!!! Thank you for your continued prayers for us as we wait.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

2 Months and Counting

Well, today is the 2 month mark of meeting Malachi. I must say, it's gone quick ... no it hasn't ... yes it has .... no it hasn't. Ugh...... How do you judge time when you are waiting for a piece of yourself to come home??? Hmmmm.... Well, hopefully we only have about 1 1/2 to 2 months left. So, I guess I'm at least half way there. Hohum....

In other news... how do you like my new blog layout??? Pertty, huh???? Thanks to a good friend - Lindsay Boyle - my blog got a facelift. I love it!! I can't wait until those pictures up top can show the real star of this particular blog!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Beautiful Song that IS my heart!

Sara Groves has an album out entitled "Station Wagons". It is a favorite at the Britton household, and the babes often fall asleep listening to it. And although I've heard this CD a MILLION times over, a song jumped out to me just last night that is exactly my heart toward Malachi these last several months. (It is a wonderful song for any mom toward their child, adopted or not ... so you should listen regardless of where your babies come from!) The video is sadly some lame video someone posted on YouTube...so just listen on a different window while reading the words on this page. In case you don't feel like doing that, you can just read the words below if you'd rather ... but you should listen to it. :)

Oh, and we got an update on Malachi today along with some more pictures from the Director of the home he is in. We can't wait! 1 month and 2 days until courts re-open!!!

Prayers for This Child
by Sara Groves

I do not know how I am to pray for this child
as a mother I don't want my baby denied
but in the waiting in the waiting
I learned

every instinct in me wants to shield him from pain
take the arrows of misery heartache and blame
but in the sorrow in the sorrow
I learned to hold on

I only have two eyes - be all seeing
I only have two hands - be everywhere
I do not know enough - to be all knowing
I give this baby up into your care

I do not know how, how to pray for this child
I want to guard her from everything wicked and wild
but in the trial in the trial
I learned to hold on
And in the trial, in the trial
I learned to hold on to the heart of God