Oh my word.
This morning started out as I do almost every day:
Get up. Close the doors to all kids rooms, praying that they sleep another 30 minutes, at least.
Make coffee. Drink coffee.
Spend some time in the Word. I’m in Psalms right now and it’s almost impossible for me to resist using my highlighter daily. Love.
Then I get started with my day. And eventually, usually by 9AM, I check my email.
And this morning, to my complete amazement – as I had no idea this was even a remote possibility – found a slew of new pictures of our beautiful Poppy waiting in my inbox.
Seven new pictures. Of Poppy.
A wonderful traveling momma visited Poppy’s orphanage just the other day. And, God bless her, she asked if she could take some pictures of Poppy for her waiting family.
Oh goodness, Poppy has changed. And as always, she is positively beautiful. These pictures truly take my breath away.
I am working up a post for Sunday Snapshot – maybe posting a little early because I’m crazy excited to share these with y’all – featuring Miss Poppy G.
P.S. If you’re thinking that we should have already traveled for Poppy, you’re right. We should have been there and back by now. Yes, it is because of what God laid on our hearts for Esther. And yes, it has been very hard – I cannot tell you how hard – knowing that Poppy is still waiting. But we are trusting Him above all in this. And we feel like these precious pictures, and the update on the wonderful care she is receiving, are a beautiful reminder that not only does God have everything in His control… but that He loves our girl even more than we can imagine.
Can't wait to see them!!!
Oh my goodness!! I can't wait to see the new pictures! What a great surprise!
Exciting! Can't wait to see more Poppy pictures!
the meaklims says
Oh I can't wait!
I'm thrilled the Lord gave you this peace of mind. 🙂
Can't wait to see the updated pictures!
Oh the thrill of updated pictures! I remember that so well, even if it has been 8 year. What a happy morning!
can. NOT. wait. to see the new pics…and to hear part 4!
Football and Fried Rice says
Ready, ready, ready!!!!
You're actually making us wait for these pictures??????????????? Come on now!
What a wonderful surprise!
I cant wait to see them!!!!
We're dying over here!!!!! Poppy pictures, PLEEAASSSSEE!!!!! And while you're at the computer…Part 4:)
3 Peanuts says
So exciting!!! I cannot wait to see your new photos of sweet, adorable Poppy!!!
Nicole A. says
Yay! What a sweet surprise – I can't imagine how happy you must be to "see" your girlie!
Now please – post the pictures of Poppy or write post #4 about Esther (I do hope it is post 4 of 4!), so I don't have to keeping stalking your blog all weekend! 🙂 (I'm sure I am not the only one!)
Have a great weekend!
All the best,
Nicole A., now in LA
Is it Sunday yet!!!!!!! YAY! So happy for you! Can't wait to see your precious girl!!!!
cori b says
Your post is just what I needed to hear today. Very excited for your news and testimony to trusting God to work in His time. He is Great!!!!!
Wonderful, beautiful news!
~Can't wait to see Miss Poppy's new pics!
Tammy :) says
God is so good! What a blessing for new pics! Just remember He has had all this planned before the beginning of time, and even better He is holding both your girls in His hands and close to His heart! Bring on the praise and pics of Poppy!! Woohoo!!
Can't wait to see Poppy and Esther in your arms~
Yay you! Updates and new photos do a waiting Mama's heart good. I'm so happy for you and I cant wait to see the new pics.
God is so good. Waiting on His plans to unfold can be unnerving…but always, always they are worth the wait. You know, God has really blessed me with some bloggy buddies that I have come to know just a bit through blogs. Recently when I have been having the racial discrimination and just plain old rude and stupid questions at the place where Josiah's ortho doctor practices, I have thought of several of my adoptive Mommy bloggy buddies…and wondered how ya'll might respond…and wondering if you too tire of getting attention when you leave your house with your treasures. If I get so much attention with 2, I can only imagine the questions people have asked you!
Just wanted you to know that you are one of the people that I have really been challenged by.
Looking forward to the rest of the story and your sweet Poppy's photos 🙂
What a wonderful thing to wake up to.
Can't wait to see them.
So excited to get to see new pictures of Poppy!! I have to admit I have been wondering what the hold up for travel has been. Can't wait to hear how God has been moving mountains in your life. I love stories with one explanation…Only GOD!!
Sweet precious lambie!!!!
Steph, my goodness, she's precious! She's changed so much but those eyes are still so deep, you could get swallowed up in them. 🙂
I kinda popped on over to your Sunday Snapshot to peek before finishing out here! 🙂
Couldn't resist! 🙂
She is adorable. So glad you were able to be blessed with new photos of her.