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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

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MAN!!!! IT IS ALMOST HERE! I can hardly believe we will be holding little Solie Koket is just a matter of days now! YIKERS! I am all over the place with emotions...One of them being kind of short tempered...(Sorry Eric!) I think it is all of the madness and not sure what to do with it!
Today was just the BEST day! I was scheduled to go to lunch with my friends Tracie and Raelenna and when I got there...A BIG OLD SURPRISE PARTY! Anyone who knows me well, knows I LOVE a party...But a surprise party is one of my most favorite things!!! It was such a great surprise! Thanks to all the mommas (and soon to be momma Carrie!) who made it happen for me.
How cool that God brings together such a great group of women. All so unique in their own ways...I love it and remember the days I prayed that God would give me s few true friends. And now I see how he has blessed me far beyond that dream. I was so loved on today by people. Now if one of those hot mommas will send me a few pics I will post them.
We even had red velvet cake with Solie's name on it...I celebrated for the both of us having 2 pieces of cake today...One at the party, and the second as I watched Biggest Loser...Is that wrong? It felt wrong, but also like complete bliss.
God has provided this crazy huge blessing on our lives of giving us another baby girl and I do not want to lose sight of our goal with all of the franzy of planning and sorting our schedules and details.
So wild how sometimes God gives me a CRAZY HUGE blessing, and then I have no clue how to be appropriately I end up sitting eating cake on the couch! It gets kind of overwhelming sometimes when I see what God has given me...Knowing that I am not worthy of all of this goodness.
I am not trying to get on a soap box, I am just blown away by what has taken place in the past 3 months.
I know you are all DYING to see pics of this little miss sunshine! I am DYING to post them...but have been asked by our agency to wait until we get back home with her...Then you are stuck with us...All of us and our photo overload!
How do I put into words what I am feeling? Man, I just have no clue..and no words...Which is rare for me.
God is faithful...Through triumphs and struggles. he will never leave us or foresake us.
Thank you God for this wild wild ride! My faith has been tested and strengthened and I lean on you more today than yesterday.
And thank you to all of you all over the states that have chosen to follow our journey and love this child home. We feel the love and I know Solie Koket does also.
Big Big Big Love-


Kendell said...

I am so excited for you guys!!! I cannot wait to hear all about your trip and to see pics of you holding that beautiful girl of yours!!! Praying for your safety.


The Andersons said...

Oh man, I think I am almost as excited as you are! First for you and Solie and second b/c you are going to see my girl too!!!!

Just take every moment possible to praise the Lord and thank the Lord. He has woven all this together for you from the beginning of time and now its here!!!

Have a great time!!!

Debbie said...

Happy packing and safe journeys to and from Ethiopia. I look forward to seeing tons of photos when you get back home.

Matt and Laura Gower said...

We are super excited for your family. We are praying for safety and a smooth transition as well. We can't wait to see pictures of your newest bundle of joy. Our God is AWESOME.

Unknown said...

So happy for you Chantelle and I really can't wait to hear about this life changing experience! Go get that girl!!!!
Praying and Blessing you as you travel!

Unknown said...

Chantelle - have a blessed trip!

We will be praying for you!

And don't worry we are all ready for Solie overload - bring on the photos sweet friend!

Love and blessings,

Dara Kinder said...

I am beyond excited for you to meet your little Solie! Congratulations!

McMurrays said...

Love your heart. . your faith is inspiring! Can't wait to meet Solie via blogland:) Praying for a safe and amazing trip from far far away.
The McMurrays