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It’s been a while…

20 Jan

I have been consumed with paperwork and have not had a spare minute to even remember that I love to write until today. So, I am back and am setting a calendar appointment with myself to write every day, even if it’s only a sentence or too.

What’s been happening? Well, we’re deep into the adoption paperwork process and getting there. Our scheduled trip to Haiti on February 2nd has been postponed and we are looking to reschedule to Feb 24th if the orphanage isn’t inundated with short-term mission workers at that time. I can’t wait to hold my boys and tell them M’ ap manman ou talè (I will be your mother soon) and Mwen te renmen nou depi lè mwen te fèk wè ou (I have loved you since I first saw you).

Our days are filled with Marcus and Denny’s activities and homework, adoption forms, letters and learning Haitian Creole. It’s a stressful, exhausting, thrilling time.

We’re concerned about the Baby Doc Duvalier’s arrival in Haiti and what that means for the country, but we know that God is at work in Haiti and he has asked us to partner with him there. At this point, there are no plans for any permanent move there, but we know we are to be intimately involved in supporting the work of the Operation Love the Children of Haiti orphanage.

Please keep our family in your prayers. We covet them as we parent two adults, two teenagers and go through the steps of adding a four-year old and nine-year old to the family. Please pray for our relationships with our grown children also. More than anything, we want all of our children to see Jesus in us.

The Ames and Washington families - Christmas 2010

Daveson, our soon to be son, is in the blue shirt! Manman renmen ou, Daveson!

Lowensky, our soon to be son and Daveson's biological brother. Manman renmen ou, Lowensky!

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6 responses to “It’s been a while…

  1. Diane

    January 20, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    Natalie:
    1st time reader, long time fan. 🙂 I, too, cannot wait til you can say those beautiful words to your sons. This just seems so meant to be.
    Diane

     
  2. Grandma Brown

    January 20, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    MAN, MY MASCARA IS RUNNING ! I weep with joy at the way God is working in your lives and the thought of more grandchildren!!!!!!

    Love,
    Mom

     
  3. janosco

    January 20, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Natalie – I know you do soooo much at church don’t know how you find the strength/time to raise up an extended family.

    Keep writing.

    Jeff

     
  4. Brian Ames

    January 20, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    I’ve missed reading your blog! I love reading your thoughts!! And I love this blog’s subject. It looks like you are learning Kreyol faster than I am!! 🙂

     
  5. Catherine

    January 20, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    Oh, Natalie! What sweet, sweet boys! I know you’re anxious to bring them home! Thanks the update.

     

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