Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Addie and her 'love' for animals...


Addie loves animals, kind of like that character Elmira from Animaniacs...she just wants to love them, and hug them, and call them "Sassy" (I don't know where "Sassy" came from, but that is her new name for everything). She also has an affinity for dead animals as they don't bite or squirm as much. She found a dried up frog in the garage and paraded around with it...can you guess what it's name was? Yup, Sassy. It's easy to tell which lizards we have caught in our back yard, they're the ones without tails (they grow back for all you non-Floridians...who am I kidding, I'm the only one reading this!) She's a trip...loving her exuberance and that she's not too 'girly'...at least until we get the boys.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

It doesn't make sense!?!?!


Just the other day we were asked to give a "placement date" for a grant application. So, I did what I had been avoiding and asked. I was told roughly "14 months" from now...could be more, could be less. Why does it take so darn long for our paperwork to be processed? I know, I know... there are all the logical reasons like.. hey, you did decide to adopt from Haiti. What did you expect!? Or The government has enough on their hands, they did just get hit by 4 hurricanes...your kid's paperwork is low on the priority list. Or hey, you knew full well that this was a 12-18 months process and they are trying to avoid the kids falling into the wrong hands. I know all the "reasons" why it is taking so long but why can't the government see that if they would actually process some of the paperwork and get these kids to their homes that they will be making room for the hundreds of kids that were orphaned by these hurricanes. That's perfectly logical to me! Even if I admited the reason for the long drawn out procees are logical...it dosen't make waiting any easier. It just doesn't make sense!!! Why so long?!?!

But then I think...during this period of waiting God has shown Himself to me in ways I'd never have known Him. Like the fact that we stepped out in faith to adopt two beautiful boys that we have never met without knowing fully how we could afford it. I learned to trust God like never before. And then when the donations and fundraisers started and our church raised nearly $12,000 in two months! I knew Him as Provider. And yet it doesn't make sense... why so much Lord?! I don't deserve it!! And then when some individuals in our church decided to and are fasting until the boys come home...Why Lord?!?! It doesn't make sense! Why would so many give up their comforts to come before you and humble themselves in agreeance with our prayers. It doesn't make sense! I don't deserve it!

And so, it may not make sense...or at least from my perspective. But in the end I don't deserve the goodness, blessings, and mercy the Lord has lavished on me nor do I "deserve" the painful and agonizing wait for my boys to come home. But in both, God is and has been good to me beyond my wildest expectations. So, with peace and boldness I beg you Lord, please bring my boys home...but not my will...but yours always!

J

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Adoption of Sammy and Gino Pearson

The Pearson Boys Blog

For now we have a separate blog so as to not bore people interested in the progress of our adoption with the rest of our lives...and we don't want to lose their support when they get to know us ;) Maybe, we'll figure out enough to blend the two, but for now, this is how it goes.

T

Addie's Plug for our Blog...

WELCOME TO OUR BLOG


Yup, we're becoming one of 'those people'...bloggers. Whose idea was this anyway? Maybe we're just crazy enough that someone might be intrigued by what makes us tick, and somehow participate with us on this journey of life. If no one reads it, then at least we have one great big public journal that we will keep forever...or until the computers crash. Either way, welcome to our blog honey, maybe this will make it past the first 5 pages (the farthest I've made it into any paper journal), then again, maybe it won't. Grow old with me, the best is yet to be...that's what the rock at your mom's house says anyway ;)...and welcome strangers, feel free to snoop...and participate.