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Thursday, April 21, 2011

When love takes you in

I am all over the place right now.
It still feels surreal that we are actually going to be meeting her in less than a month!
I have lists of things to do, things to get, things to remember, things to pack, instructions to leave, schedules to leave for the kids, etc. etc.
I can't sleep at night, because I lay there thinking of all the things to do and remember and my mind just won't shut down. I wonder things like what will her smile look like? will she be nervous to meet us? will she understand any of this? will she look a lot different than her picture? will my girls be ok at home? will I be ok away from them?
See why I can't turn my brain off?!
Then when I do fall asleep I dream about her and what it will be like to hug her for the first time and to see her smile for the first time. I dream about what it will be like to finally get to take her from the orphanage for good and what it will be like to welcome her home for good.

I try to live the normal day to day routine too but it is hard to think of anything else right now other than preparing for this trip to meet Kareen. Yet I have to balance time with my other girls in the preparations too because we will be away from them for a few weeks.
I have so many thoughts and emotions to express right now but can't seem to put them into coherent words so instead I will sum it up with this amazing song and some pictures of our journey so far.



When love takes you in

I know you've heard the stories
But they all sound too good to be true
You've heard about a place called home
But there doesn't seem to be one for you
So one more night you cry yourself to sleep
And drift off to a distant dream

Where love takes you in and everything changes
A miracle starts with the beat of a heart
When love takes you home and says you belong here
The loneliness ends and a new life begins
When love takes you in

And somewhere while you're sleeping
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Someone else is dreaming too
Counting down the days until
They hold you close and say I love you
And like the rain that falls into the sea
In a moment what has been is lost in what will be

When love takes you in everything changes
A miracle starts with the beat of a heart

And this love will never let you go
There is nothing that could ever cause
this love to lose its hold

When love takes you in everything changes
A miracle starts with the beat of a heart
When love takes you home and says you belong here
The loneliness ends and a new life begins
When love takes you in it takes you in for good
When love takes you in
Lyrics: When Love Takes you in, Steven Curtis Chapman [e

5 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, tears! I can't wait to hear she is home with you all. We are praying for everything to go quickly and smoothly on your trip so she is home. Sending you all hugs & prayers
    Jenn

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  2. Your not just bringing her into your family. You are saving her life!!! I hope you know that :) Heavenly Father is smiling on your family!!

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  3. Totally understand all your feelings. I am in the same boat. Praying for your peace as your travel date nears. SO excited for you to bring her home!

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  4. Awww Kecia I was 15 seconds in and started tearing up!! I love this and I think your family is so amazing.

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  5. Thank you so much for sharing your journey with all of us. I can't even imagine your emotions right now. I get emotional for you. Good luch with everything. We are so excited to meet her.

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