Thursday, July 1, 2010

Preparing a Place for You!

Dear R & B,

I would be completely inauthentic if I said that I've haven't made a HUGE effort to keep myself busy with projects as a way to keep my anxiety at bay while we wait for a court date. See, ever since we first saw your pictures, I've been so READY to meet you and to bring you home, but alas, there is still a lot of waiting to do after a family is matched with their babies. And all this waiting is no fun!

So to help keep me distracted, we decided to wait to start preparing your nursery until after we received our match. Because you have both been living in rooms at the Gladney care center full of other children, we've decided to let you share a bedroom so that you won't feel so alone after we bring you to your new home.

We picked out a really cute safari animal theme for your room called Jigsaw Jungle, and I went looking for just the right shade for the walls. We even put three sample colors up on the wall to see which we liked best.

We went with the middle color green (called "Shagreen" at Sherwin-Williams) and went to town painting!

Soon, we were finished, and we really like how it turned out!

I can hardly wait to put your cribs in there and decorate the room. Preparing a place to welcome your children is so much fun! As I was thinking about it today, I was reminded of the words of Jesus when He said, "Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am."

I've always heard that becoming parents really gives believers a more robust understanding of what our God feels for His children, and wow does that ring true when I read this!
It is wonderful to read these words, knowing how much I long to "take you to be with me that you also may be where I am." It's neat to think of Jesus preparing a place for me, as I'm preparing a place for you! You're on my mind so much, so it is sweet knowing that I'm on God's mind that way, too.

I love you boys so much, and I haven't even met you! How great is the love of God for us!

Until I can bring you here to be with me, I'll be preparing a place for you. Just for you.



Anonymous said...

That is a room prepared with love.♥♥

Anonymous said...

Oh what a beautiful color! And jungle theme, perfect for 2 sweet babies!! I can't wait to see them in there new room!! Definately filled with love!

Kimberly Baggett said...

this is so sweet, tracy! i love the color and the jungle theme....your boys are coming home to a precious mommy! i am so thrilled for you!! can't wait to see their sweet little faces in their cribs!

Lisa said...

Looks great Tracy! Hope you get a court date soon.

The Busters said...

The room is going to look awesome!! I can't wait to see it with two little cuties as residents! :) Hoping and praying this is the week you get a court date! (And it would be nice if it put you in Ethiopia the same time as me.)

Tracy said...


Yes and Amen!

Rebecca said...

Their room is looking CUTE. I love the green.

Totally true - after my best friend and I had children we talked a lot about understanding a little bit more how God loves us. I can't wait for your kids to be in their room - and you holding them. I used to lay in Eli's room when I couldn't sleep at night - just thinking about him being in there. It'll happen! Hoping you get a court date SOON.

alexis said...

i hope you'll get those sweethearts SOON, SOON, SOON! getting the room ready makes it so much more real, doesn't it? i'm looking forward to your adventures - you will be such fantastic parents!