Wednesday, December 22, 2010

books

i've never been a big reader.  my folks never really read us too many bed time stories and i when i had spare time, i was sure to find something "better" to do than to sit down and read a book.

however, i love reading books to children.  i love adding the voices and inflection to help keep the story interesting.  when i worked at a pre-school right after college i made sure to have story time every day.  will and i have chatted about how we plan on reading bed time stories and keeping a bookcase full of books in the baby's room.  hopefully our teaching our baby to love reading will help me regain appreciation for it as well.

it was a great surprise when kathy and mark gave us this story book for the baby last night.


i attempted to make my way through the story while we were making dinner last night.  i got a few pages in and found the tears were making it too hard to read.  this is the page that hung me up.


will took over and finished the remainder of the book.  such an amazingly sweet little story about God matching the adopted baby to the perfect family.  even though i know this is exactly how this is supposed to work, i was still getting antsy about the pace at which things are moving.  we are not even at the point where we are on a wait list (nor will we be for some time yet), but i was already getting worked up about the waiting game.  however, this story book will help me remember that this is all happening at God's pace - and God has the perfect plan in store.

8 comments:

Melodie said...

A friend sent me a scripture... I think during our trying for a baby. I need to find it and send it to you. It gave me a good reminder of God's timing for his people. And on another note, why don't I own this book? Or even heard of it? I will be making this purchase soon! Thank you.

adrianne + will said...

Oooooo! I hope you can find it. I need all of the scripture I can get these days. The song of the week (playing in my head) is "Strong Enough" by Matthew West. He's leading me in the right direction to keep me out of the doldrums.

We are lovin' this book and cannot wait to stock up the babes bookcase! You guys have inspired us to be story readers!

Melodie said...

another good adoption book is called "happy adoption day". we bought it at barnes and nobles before Holden and it is applicable for just about any type of adoption. we love it! so this first scripture is one i came across about a year ago. i love it in term of waiting on God. i hope it can be an encouragement to you during this time.
"But these things I plan won't happen right away. Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the vision will be fulfilled. If it seems slow, be patient! For it will surely take place. It will not be late by a single day." Habakkuk 2:3
i'm still on the hunt for the other one that was such an encouragement to me. i'll share when i find it.

Kierstin said...

Love that book! Exciting!! Also check out these books for the baby:
1)Rosie's Family: An Adoption Story
2)Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born
3)The Little Green Goose
4)A Blessing from Above (Little Golden Book)
5)A Mother for Choco (Paperstar)
And if you don't have this yet-- get this for you...
Successful Adoption: A Guide for Christian Families
XO Me :)

Kierstin said...

Oh one more-- I wished for you by Marianne R Richmond is great too!! Ok I'll be quiet now... ;)

Cat's Litterbox said...

We have that book and LOVE it! In fact, we have a TON of books on adoption for Gus. Kierstin mentioned a lot of my favorites in her comment.

It's easy to get wrapped up in the process and the waiting is the hardest part. Just stay focused on the here and now and enjoy your time together. God has a plan and it all works as it's meant to work!!

:)
Cathy

Ashley said...

Hi~I just found your blog while blog-hopping...hope you don't mind if I follow along. My hubby and I are also pursuing adoption through Bethany. Blessings on your journey!!

adrianne + will said...

Hi Ashley! Pleasure to have you here! I just signed on to your blog as well! It's so wonderful to connect to other adoptive hopefuls on this journey!