Friday, December 5, 2008

See ya'll real soon!


We have had quite the week of highs and lows. Things have been changing hour by hour. The stress is like nothing I have ever experienced. I would take baby weight and being sore ANY DAY over the drama that we've had to go through. It would take too long to write the dramatic ending of this week. The short story is that at 4:55pm we still didn't have the approval to leave the state which was not good because all the offices were closed or closing. After too many phone calls and too many tears to count. We finally got the approval from WA state that we can go home at 5:22pm.

Our new agency has pretty much been a HUGE disappointment and I'm still trying to figure out why we are paying them any money at all. We are grateful they saw our picture on parent profiles because that is what brought us together with our birthmom but otherwise I have done all the work and as a result have felt all of the stress instead of being able to bask in the joy of finally having my son. I will not go on anymore about that because they have stolen enough of my joy and this post is about celebrating....Celebrating the wonderful people that God put into our lives down here in South Carolina.

From Janine our caseworker (she works for our attorney down here)


to Jarom and Liina (Kerry's brother and his wife)
these were just a few of the angels seen and unseen that have helped us get through this journey.
When things slow down I will give more details about the miracles that we have experienced. I feel so unworthy of all the things the Lord has done for us this week. Getting our approval today was truly a miracle that is a result of the prayers and fasting that has been done on our behalf. Thank you for your faith and prayers...clearly God has not only heard them He has answered them. Tomorrow we will be heading home. There are no words to express my gratitude. All I can say is THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

16 comments:

Lindsey said...

I am sooooooooo glad you are coming home. Yipee. Sorry for the stress and added concern, but you are right, you have the end result you wanted, no matter how hard it was to get there. Good luck! Happy trails.

Jenny Erazo said...

Have a safe trip home with your beautiful new son! I can't even imagine how excited your girls are to see their little brother. Sure wish I lived closer but thank you for sharing this journey on your blog!

Lauren in GA said...

Okay, totally crying right now!!! The word, "Congratulations" doesn't even sum up how excited I feel for you!!! But, CONGRATULATIONS on being able to come home!!

AMY said...

What a cute baby! And what a cute outfit. Where on earth did you ever find something so cute? :)

I'm glad you'll be home soon... and yes I would take baby wt in place of your crazy schedule right now. However, I bet you'll be glad you have your regular body back over the next 9 months. Why can't we all just have the best of both worlds?

Seriously, though... I'm glad this craziness is almost over for you... and congratulations. We can't wait to meet Camden.

Leah said...

I just found out you are the mother of 3! What a beautiful boy Camden is. My heart is full of love for you and your family. I hope I can make it to the shower and hold your darling son!

Kara said...

Wonderful news! So glad you'll be heading back home now and your whole family can be together. We are so excited for you!

Erin said...

SO glad you get to go home tomorrow (which I think is now today--I'm at work).

That picture is beautiful!!! He is so adorable. I'm dying to hear this whole story but doing my best to be patient. :) We'll talk soon.

I am SO excited for Maya and Eden to meet Camden. I'm sure that will help so much of the stress and frustration to fade. :)

Jean McKendrick said...

I am glad you get to take your baby home this weekend! I bet the girls cannot wait for you to get home to see their new brother. I am sure you are just as excited to show him off. :)
I look forward to seeing lots more pictures and hearing the "whole" story when you get a chance to write (starting with the birth mother's decision that you were to be his parents).

Ilene said...

Oh, I can't wait to hear all of the stories. And knowing you Jessica, OF COURSE you were doing all of the work. You would do it better than any other full-time case worker hands down. Camden is lucky to have such a capable mom.

Mrs Ana said...

Way to go! That's what a good mother does. All that is necessary, that's what we do for our children. I'm proud of you! We come from a line of strong women it's in your blood. I'll call you sunday after you have had a chance to breath. Until then, kneel with your beautiful girls and have a family prayer of thanks! We love you and welcome home!!!!!!!!!!!!

Andrew said...

Yeah Jess and Aric! Way to endure to the end! So happy to be a part of this blessed journey with you. We're counting down the hours now until we get to see you and finally meet this sweet little boy...Tia is waiting for you, Camden! Love you, Ev.

♥Shally said...

Hooray!!

HOME SOON... then you can breathe and just enjoy your new baby!

Bridget said...

This definitely makes postpartum belly and blues look like nothing! So glad you can come home soon!

Elena said...

WELCOME HOME CAMDEN!!! We love you so much. Ev told us you got to come home. Heavenly Father never fails us, no matter what walls the adversary or men may try to put up. He asks that we do all we can & then he creates the miracles. If any woman is a mover & a shaker, it's you Jess. So, you got your miracle! I pity the fools who messed with you. We will wait anxiously to meet our new baby boy.

Melissa-Mc said...

That is wonderful. I'd love to hear/see your girls' reaction to meeting their new brother!

Kara said...

I am so excited for you and your family. Congradulations! What a miracle. I am glad you finally get to come home. He is a very beautiful baby. God truly does hear and answer prayers.