The day before we left I was snuggling with Storey Grace and I told her how much I would miss her - she replied, "But daddy, when you get back I will have a sister!!"
Noah and Storey Grace let the tears run freely at the airport while Isaac and Harrison did their best to hold tears behind red eyes and faces. You see the football in the pictures above? The boys are going to have them ready to throw to me at the airport when we return...we throw the ball everyday after work...daddy comes home...we go out front or to the game field and play a short game of tackle football...I've missed passing the ball the past couple of days...
You may remember the guinea pig story a few posts ago...well, Storey Grace wanted a baby guinea pig after the others met their end...so, before we left we added an new baby guinea pig to the family. Her name is Sarah and the kids are taking good care of Sarah while we are away.
Wow...technology...Skype has been a blessing! We are able to talk and see the kids through the computer free of charge - if you are coming to adopt (or if you are a long way from family and friends) visit skype.com. It is fun to see their faces and hear their voices.
That does make it better...but as I said in the beginning of this post...there's nothing easy about leaving loved ones behind...I have thought of military families that leave for a much longer period of time...I will be praying more fervently for them...thank you, military families, for your sacrifices.
And thank you, my children, for giving up your parents for a while so that another child can have a family like you have. May God bless and keep you and bring us all - with Karina - back together soon and may God help us to never take a moment for granted that we have with our precious families...blessings from our good God.
You will also see our a picture of my parents with our children. Mom and dad...thank you so much for caring for our children. What an opportunity you have to mold and build your four grandchildren.........as I was blogging our children skyped in so we talked and watched them - they are all doing good......Thanks, mom and dad.