Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Last Night as the 7 of Us

And so...we are here...the final night at home as a family of 7.

We had a wonderful meal together (thanks KM for dinner!) and discussed how differently things will be the next time we sit together at our dining room table.

We checked, weighed and repacked a bag...or two.

We even upsized a suitcase.

(there's always one more thing to add!)

We brushed the Littles' teeth a final time realizing it was the last time they would be known as that to us.

And we gathered for a family prayer time.

I got teary.

Different people prayed for different things...

*safe flights

*health while we are apart

*our Chinese friend and her brand new baby

*Zeb's cow (from a visit to Chick-fil-A he can't seem to stop praying for a cow costume!)

*that Toby would have arms and legs

...and for Zora (amazing wonder dog) who was staying home alone. (not really)

(Okay, yes, all ages pray here...and we've taught them they can pray for whatever is on their hearts.)

DQ prayed that Toby would be able to eat himself. I think she meant eat BY himself. (locked arms means he can't get his hands to his lips!)

Giggles began.

And Anneli has this giggle that is CON-TA-GIOUS.

It's SO GOOD to be together.

I'm going to desperately miss US together.

But we all know this is what God has called us to...

and we will come back together again



even more blessed than before!!

Here we go!!


  1. So excited for you!! Can't wait to see that precious boy in your arms, & even more, I can't wait to see him in the mix of your whole crew!!

  2. I will be praying and thinking of you guys often! I know that you will all be blessed during this time of introduction, bonding, and settling in to the new norm. Blessings!!!!

  3. Amy, I cannot believe your time is here! So, so, so happy for all of you!!! I too cannot wait to see precious Toby in your arms. Yes, your family will be bigger and better and blessed, blessed, blessed! Praying for you!

  4. Excited for you guys!

    And what precious prayers (and some that had me giggling, too - love kids and what they pray for!)!

    Can't wait to see what God continues to do in and through your family as you expand...soon!


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