Last Things

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

I’m writing this (as a word document), as we fly over Russia, just two hours from our arrival in Beijing. Throughout this flight I couldn’t help but think of the many “last things” that our precious son would be experiencing today…the last time playing with his two close friends, the last time eating with all of the other children at the orphanage, the last time living in a cold building devoid of heat, the last time going to bed without a mama and a daddy to tuck him in, and the last time living with those who speak and understand his first language. Some of these things are certainly good things to never have to experience again, but others, I’m sure, are painful lasts. I keep praying that his little heart would be able to contain both the sorrow and the joy of this time. We certainly hope that the orphanage staff has been preparing our sweet son over the past few days and weeks. But, we know for certain that by morning, he will know that his life is changing forever. In the morning, he will be leaving the home that he has known for the past two years, and he will be walking into a completely new life. Oh Jesus, I pray that David and I would be able to guide this amazing boy into the life that you have prepared for him. I know that we cannot do it alone. Thank you for the many others (Your people) who will now be a part of this precious boy’s journey with You.


Nikolyn said...

so excited for you! Praying now for health and strength and wisdom for you all! That little boy has no idea what wonderful blessings are heading his way!

No Greater Love said...

Oh truly is a joy mixed with pain. Like ALL the adoption books say, there is always loss involved... But, so many have been praying for Kai Kai's heart to be prepared, and the Father knows this need before we even pray it, and I am sure will answer it so beautifully. I cannot wait to see a picture of your little boy in your arms. Love you.

P.S. You should have totally taken me along to take pictures for you. WHAT WERE WE THINKING!!!! :)

Peter and Nancy said...

I love your sensitivity toward your son and these significant "lasts" that always precede the new firsts. We join you in praying for your son's heart.

Kristen said...

Sarah I never cease to be amazed by your heart for orphans and your uncanny sensitivity. Those gifts are not only glorifying to God, but will be so significant in your relationship with sweet Kai Kai. I'm praying that he will be comforted by you as he experiences his lasts and joyful and he looks forward to his many, many firsts!!! Love you and PRAYING!!!!!!!

The Byrd's Nest said...

Praying for all of your needs!

Aus said...

Merry Christmas guys - and God's Blessings on you journey!

hugs - aus and co.

Colista said...

Wow, hard to believe it is "really" here. Praying for sweet K's heart. So exciting for us, but so unknown to these dear children... Excited to follow your journey together.

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