To my girlies:
It's been 6 months since I have seen you, or had any kind of communication with you! Mama's heart is aching to see you and laugh with you! But guess what....I am coming to see you! We need one more signature for you to have our last name, and then I can get on a plane and come visit you. It doesn't mean you are coming home then (I wish!!!), but it does mean that I get to connect with you a little more! I am sad that Papa can't come, and he is too! We need lots of faith for this trip to be pulled off, but we serve a God that can do it!
Today we are celebrating your oldest sister's bday! Any kind of tradition/celebration/holiday/etc gets harder and harder to celebrate. We want you here, you are already part of our family, and we feel part of us is missing without you! We want you to come spend the day with grandparents that are here visiting, we want you to sing with us as we wake Sister up, we want you to be jumping on the trampoline with the kids on this beautiful day, and we want you to eat a special dessert with us for E's birthday! Like I said, each day gets harder and harder to spend without you in our house and part of our family!
Last week was especially difficult for Papa and I. Hurricane Matthew was heading for you and we couldn't do anything to keep you safe. God protected you, thankfully, as He promises to do. We got to see a picture of you after announcing that everyone was safe and Mama burst into tears when I saw your faces. D, you are getting so tall! W, your sweet smile melts mama's heart still! I am glad all the nannies and staff were there to help you through what was probably a very scary time in your lives. We were wishing we could be there to do that. Hopefully soon we can comfort you and help you to feel safe. There were many, many people praying for you!
Only 24 more days until I lay my eyes on you - have faith girls, have faith....