Sunday, August 21, 2011

67 prayers left

Over the years we have made several paper chains to "count down" to some special event.  This is one our most special paper chains.  We call it our prayer chain.  Each of us had 12 strips of paper and on the back side we wrote a prayer for our little guy.  Bella wrote with me transcribing, anything from "Jesus please keep him stay safe" to "I hope that he wants a big sister like me."  Zach wants divine intervention to help him be a "good soccer player or at least like the game." (Already done! I hear he loves soccer balls.)  For me, the prayers were covering him in comfort when he had a bad dream, or when he makes his future transition, to helping to make me the mother he will need when he gets home, and in twenty years.  As the days fall away, we break he chain and read the prayer aloud before our grace at dinner.  We have 68 left.  Then we will return and make a new prayer chain.  And each of those prayers will bring him closer and closer to being home.  Baby boy, we are waiting patiently.  Knowing that the time before court is serving to prepare us and you for each other!

12 comments:

Jennifer said...

I love this idea! I am praying for your family as you wait.

Kim said...

Love it and possibly stealing it. Once we get a court date that is!

Kim said...

so cute!! praying for you guys!

Chris said...

Ooohhh! Mind if we "steal" your idea?! Love it!

prayers for him here too!
chris

Jenn said...

LOVE this!!! counting down with you. :D

coffeemom said...

This may be my favorite wait time idea ever! Why am I not surprised!? Love this!!!

Bonnie Nieuwstraten said...

I love this! I am the mom who makes lame paper chain count downs with nothing on them. I will steal this idea, if that's okay!

Kameron said...

Praying for time to pass quickly and for a very, very quick embassy date. Can't wait for him to be in your loving home. But rest assured that for the time being he is in the best "home" in ET surrounded by lots of love. He will be one blessed little boy & you will be a very blessed family:)

ReSoNate said...

I love that idea, too! I'm putting it in my memory bank for the next go around... Lord willing.

Heidi said...

What a beautiful idea!

Rebecca said...

Closer every day!!!

Sharon said...

Just found your blog through some blog hopping. I'm curious if you are adopting through CHI or YWAM-could you please email me? following the way home at gmail dot com (erase the spaces)-thank you!