Well, Carrie has been in Africa since Tues at noon. She'd received no return calls/texts from the adoption director over there until this morning and she just called to tell me how her FIRST encounter with Jackson and Mykah went!!! How exciting this moment is! How I wish I could have been there with her to welcome them into our family!!! I just pray a peace is upon their little hearts and that they felt so desired in their momma's arms like they've never felt in life! What a day...
Carrie said she thinks the two of them together are easier to hold than Gracen! Time to get some of momma's good cookin' in those children!! Apparently need to get Jackson to a dentist in a bad way too! :( Just wanna zip 'em back here and start taking care of them!! How exciting it's going to be when Colin and Maddie wake up in the morning and I get to tell them that their momma got to hold, squeeze, play with and love on their brother and sister!!! They are going to be SO EXCITED to hear this news!! They have been praying all week that mommy gets to see Jackson and Mykah soon!
So, from here Carrie will be able to make day trips to see them and will be able to pick them up , take them on adventures and then take them back to the orphanage at night. This goes on until the director gives her the okay to keep them. Hopefully this will be fast, but some time for them to meet her on their stompin' grounds hopefully will give them a little time to adjust. Then there's just paperwork and meetings to get through and we're hoping it moves along.
We have been able to talk on the phone a few minutes a day, but the internet connection has been shady at best. She was able to get off some low resolution pics of the kids that Melanie had taken and Jackson and Mykah are BEAUTIFUL!! My mom got here Tues as well and things are settling in just in time for me to leave for two weeks on Mon!! I don't know where I'd be without her stepping up like this...it's what family's about, you know!?
Pray for all the kids as they are adjusting to so much- Jackson and Mykah to this white, red-headed, blue eyed beauty of a momma that has a heart so huge they will never see then end of it. Colin, Maddie and Gracen as they go through 2 weeks of life without their momma and daddy (I head to San Antonio on Mon for an Army course).
Also for my mom as she takes care of things and keeps the Elliott B&B running. (thanks to all that are stepping up in this time to help!!! It will make the UNdoable, doable!!!)
I'll try to get up some pics of Carrie's first visit once she's able to get some my way!!