Monday, March 22, 2010

Yes we remember what we said!

Believe me when I say we have asked ourselves a hundred times… Are we sure about this? Is this really what God is calling us to do or are we misinterpreting things? One year ago, the month of March was very difficult for us. We had met Blake in December and did not get our call for our court date until April 1st. I was a mess last March. I remember saying “I just want to get Blake out of Russia and never return to that country again!” Justin and I remember sitting in the Vlad Inn missing Brady and Madison immensely, we hadn’t seen the sun in days, and we wanted nothing more than to get Blake home and put that part of our journey behind us. It is kinda like when a woman is in labor and in the middle of the pains says she will NEVER have another child again. It doesn’t take long for you to realize that it is short term pain for a long term gain. We know we can survive the process one more time. We may be a little beat up and battered along the way, but to be able to complete our family with our fourth child will make all of the waiting, anticipation, tears, and homesickness worth it.

11 comments:

Nancy said...

YAY! Congratulations, Heather! This is great news!!! I can't wait to read up on your progress!

heather said...

OH my Gosh! You guys are such wonderful and strong people! Our prayers and blessings are with your family!

Amber D said...

Congrats, Overstreet's! I couldn't be happier for your family. Love you guys!

Ashley said...

Heather- This brought tears to my eyes! I am so happy for you guys. Let us know if we can be of any help! You are all in our thoughts and prayers!!

Ashley

Anonymous said...

It made me cry too! And this isn't the first I've heard of it! We love you and Justin and all your little kiddos sooo much and can't wait to meet another little Overstreet! Can't wait to be involved in this process too! xoxo

*Mandi*

Maribeth said...

Congratulations, that is so exciting!!

Bendlin Family said...

Awesome guys!!! I wish you all the luck (and patience). Just remember it is all worth it in the end.

Gloria said...

Congrats to the Overstreet family! What wonderful news! So happy for all of you! Can't wait to read all about it!

kate s. said...

WOW!!!!!!! This is sooooo exciting!!!! You and Justin have hearts of gold. Another little boy/girl is going to be so blessed by this decision of yours. So excited to follow your journey once more :).

Anonymous said...

Wow! Congratulations, can't wait to follow your journey again. Good luck in bringing the new boy or girl home to your wonderful family.

Holly R.

True Story said...

Yaaaay God! Yaaay O'Streets for following Him! We are very excited!