Sunday, March 26, 2006

i lied!

good morning, i mean afternoon to YOU guys. okay, remember how i said on that last post that the next time we do this, we'll have her? i lied! it's definitely hitting me now! i woke up at 4:30am (alarm was set for 5; kev was already awake) and neither of us could go back to sleep. i could tell my breathing/heart rate is a little elevated and i'm feeling a little shake-y as i write this; like how you feel when you're in a hurry and still trying to accomplish something-you know what i mean? anyway, i guess this must be what it's like when you're rightd about to give birth-not well rested, anxious and the nagging question burning in your mind...IS IT HERE YET???? ugh! still have about 11 hours to go, ugh! okay, we're gonna get up and get ready to go. just wanted to let all you people out there that were wondering "how can she be so calm?!" see that the calmness is subsiding and i'm reeeeeally starting to feel it! oh yeah, this is neat-i woke up with this song on my mind/heart: you ONC'ers will know which one i'm talking about..."He has turned my sorrow into gladness, He has turned my sorrow into joy" isn't that just like God?! He is SO awesome! oh my gosh, here it comes; i'm starting to cry thinking that 'this is theeee day that the Lord has made' and He doeth all things (very, very) well! i'm so humled to think that He chose ME to take part in His magnificant plan of adoption! ME! i'm so undeserving! but yet He chose me! not only did He adopt me; He also chose me to take part in this plan and get to experience a fraction of what He feels like when He adopts us into His family! oh my gosh! i can't believe it! we are so blessed! OKAY! now it's 'hit' and i want my baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : )


Tracy said...

You are on your way my friend.
Can't wait for photos.

Brian and Eugenia said...

OK, you have done it again! You have me wiping the tears from my eyes. GOD IS GOOD! We are nervous and excited for the both of you. Ya'll are the topic of just about every conversation. Kevin, you are my hero. I could not imagine having to control Jen right now. Then again, this might be pay back for all the times Jen has tried to hold on to your reigns. Good Luck and God Speed!
Your Brother and Sister in Christ,
Brian and Eugenia

Leigh and Jeff said...

Jeff and I are loving this blog. We are so excited for you. We had our whole Sunday school class, aasking, "who's Myah?" We prayed for you today. We will keep it up!
Love you guys!

Shelby said...

Ok, 9pm Sunday night...I've showered...about to watch Grey's Anatomy...but I've had Myah on the brain all day long. I've read and reread postings and comments...I'm ready for some more...and now THIS! Not Fair! :) You know I love ya and as I sit here I've got butterflies for you. I'd say that you're about at the "epidural" stage of this've been thru alot, you know what's coming, and you WANT IT NOW!

You never cease to amaze me w/ your courage to do the next thing and to follow God the entire way. You're really an inspiration to me. I love you dearly. KB

momoffaith said...

Greg and I have been talking about you guys all day! I am just imagining over and over the moment you see her!!! I cannot wait to see pictures of that precious baby!!! Love you, Susanne

momoffaith said...

OK, I just had to write again. I can't believe that you are going to see her in 90 minutes!! I think that at 11pm (AZ TIME), I am just going to lose it crying!!! He makes all thing beautiful in His time!!!! Love, Susanne

The Applejuice Family said...

Jen and Kevin,

I feel like whenever I read everyone else's comments, it is like they are actually reading my mind. My Sunday School class also prayed for all of you this morning and they were all so excited about Myah.

You know, I just realized something. I never thought there could be anything greater than giving birth to a child. I am now understanding what the rest of us have missed out on by not having the privelege of adopting a child. I know this has been such a long, tough journey - but this experience has been like nothing I have ever experienced before - and I am not the one actually doing the adopting. I feel so blessed to be able to share in this with you, and I thank you for opening your hearts and lives with so many.

We love you so much and can't wait to go to the park and play and take our lunch (American Food only, please) and watch little Myah play.


The Applegates

Jenna and Marc said...

I'm so glad you are feeling it completely now and that your China "wall" is down! hee hee. Marc and I have thought about you three all day. No words describe our true happiness for you two and I can not stand you having to wait any longer...but His time is perfect and YOU WILL HAVE HER SOOOOO SOON! Love you two!
Jenna and Marc

Wendy Greven said...

We have been on vacation visiting Slim and Bonnie in D.C. so this is the first time I have been able to view the website. All of us were praying for you here in Virginia. Anyway, I have been crying all morning Jen! She is beautiful! What a precious gift from the Lord! We can't wait to meet her.