Sunday, May 29, 2011

So near and Yet so far

We started our journey to get Benjamin this morning as we left Mombasa very early to drive to Nairobi. Praise God we made good time and made it safely to Nairobi, all the while enjoying family fellowship in the car. When we arrived in Nairobi we went straight to Dennis' sister's place to visit her. She had been hospitalized earlier in the week and we are thankful we found her doing well.

We enjoyed the visit with my sister but we all had one thing in mind. "We cannot wait until tomorrow to see BJ," so we decided to just show up there in the afternoon to see if they would let us see him. If they said we couldn't see him at least we tried!"

When we got to the home, they were so excited to see us and all of them were saying here are Jacob's (his current name at the home) parents! 

We got to hold him, play with him, put his PJs on and feed him a bottle before putting him to bed. He absolutely loved Anjela and couldn't take his eyes off of her. Anjela was loving the attention and really enjoyed making him laugh - We think they are going to do fine:) It was so hard to leave tonight and we only spent 2 hours with him. I don't know what we will do tomorrow if we spend the whole day with him and not  get to take him home yet. 

Someone said and I agree with them completely, "I am patient, I just don't like to wait" and thats exactly how we feel. All in all, we know that by the end of this week we will take him home and praise God for that. At least we are here with him! 

Thank you for walking this journey with us! God is so good!


Kelly @ In Everything said...

answers to prayer already!! SOunds like a sweet first meeting and many more sweet sibling moments to come!! Praying for a smooth week!

Mischia said...

Praying for each of you! Hugs to the children :)