Sunday, July 12, 2009

Just Hours Away!

We just finished packing for our morning flight to Chongqing. After all this time, it's hard to believe that we're just hours away from meeting Olivia!

I thought this would be a good time to post a poem Dawn wrote back in September of 2005:
    For Olivia –

    With Gods peace in our hearts
    To seek you, my dear,
    A journey imparts,
    To soon hold you near.

    We can't wait to meet you
    To hold you in our arms,
    Then get to know you,
    And learn all your charms.

    We pray for your birth parents,
    For their journey and pain,
    As sadly for them,
    Their loss is our gain.

    We can never imagine
    What they have gone through,
    Yet somehow we know
    Of their deep love for you.

    When finally we meet,
    We pray that you'll know,
    That these loving arms
    Will never let you go.

    So sleep tight, my love
    For soon you'll be here
    We'll give you rich love
    And calm all your fears.
Thank you, Lord, that we will get to hold our dear little one in our arms tomorrow.

19 comments:

Denise said...

Awwww, that's a great poem! You are just hours away from meeting your daughter! I'm so happy for your both :)

Jenny said...

Totally amazing that it's tomorrow. Praying for you and love you so much!

Love your poem!

Dan and Karen Herman said...

Beautiful poem! You will soon understand the reason behind the wait as Olivia, God's chosen child for you is placed in your arms forever.

Praying for your journey!
Dan and Karen

Bill and Christina said...

I am so excited for you!
Christina

Stacie said...

WOW....!!! can't wait to see her in your arms!!!
By the way---- 1,034 flip flops on the way to Haiti- via AGAPE flights and ministries...going to missionaries who work with orphanages will let you know more details when they touch down!

Stacie (TN)

Salzwedel Family said...

I was thinking of you guys in church this morning. I am so thankful you will be holding your sweet Olivia soon.

Katy said...

That is an amazing poem!! I just am getting so excited. I now have both the package and the letters for your "big kiddos" and was crying over those yesterday. They are safely tucked away in my suitcase. Please know I will send them your love.

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Woohooooooo I cannot wait... I started following your journey sooo long ago and who thought we would actually see the day come... it is so exciting!!!!!!

Barb P. said...

Praying the flight goes well and she is in your arms before you know it! Waiting to see her reaction! She is the age we got Sarah...so my guess is she might cry! Really excited for your family! Such a blessed Day!

kb said...

How can you breathe? This is so exciting!!!
Praying for you,
Kristi

Jinglebritches said...

Needles and pins!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Praying her into your loving arms!!

Tracy said...

Such a beautiful poem written long ago with such love for the beautiful girl you will get TODAY! Yep, now I am crying. CONGRATS on finally getting to this day. Seriously, you are rock stars!

AZMom said...

I cannot wait to see pics of you holding her!! Have a safe trip!

Beth said...

HAPPY OLIVIA DAY!!! You're on your way! You're words are beautiful Mama! Yes, Lee, thank you Lord!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing. I am sitting here with tears in my eyes at 10:45 pm Sunday thinking you may be holding her now or very soon. So thrilled for all of you! Congrats!
Love to you!
Cristine

Chris said...

What an amazing poem! We are so excited for you guys and can't wait to see Olivia in your arms! It's been a long, difficult wait, but your wait is nearly over and you will realize that she was worth every minute of it!

DiJo said...

Greetings from Northern, MN!
Ainsley and I are checking in for photos!!!! By now you are probably trying to get your precious new daughter in to her cozy crib!!!!

Can't wait to see her in your arms!!! It's a great day!

~Diana & Ainsley

Louanne said...

The poem is awesome. Hoping you have a great meeting!

Cheryl said...

I'm so excited for you all!!!!!
Enjoy yourselves!!!!
Hugs, Cheryl

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