Love in a ziplock bag

We get to send our kids a package! This weekend, someone is going to take this package to our kids and introduce us to them. Our children will get to hear about their new family. They will get to see our pictures!

Here are the rules for the package….

*One small toy

*One outfit

*A photo album

*And it all must fit inside one gallon-sized ziplock bag

How do I fit that much love inside of a ziplock bag? How do I squeeze in everything I want them to know and feel about our desire to have them in our family? How do I make them feel special and wanted?

After much debate (and almost 2 hours inside Target), this is what we came up with….

For Abigail

For Micah

For Levi

I am sending along with these items our hopes and dreams and prayers. And I am sending Kisses In the Wind. Here is a beautiful poem I found online that expresses exactly how I feel!

KISSES IN THE WIND (The Waiting Child’s Lullaby)

I hold you in my heart and touch you in my dreams.

You are here each day with me, at least that’s how it seems.

I know you wonder where we are… what’s taking us so long.

But remember child, I love you so and God will keep you strong.

Now go outside and feel the breeze and let it touch your skin…

Because tonight, just as always, I blow you kisses in the wind.

May God hold you in His hand until I can be with you.

I promise you, my darling, I’m doing all that I can do.

Very soon, you’ll have a family for real, not just pretend.

But for tonight, just as always, I blow you kisses in the wind.

May God wrap you in His arms and hold you very tight.

And let the angels bring the kisses that I send to you each night.

— Pamela Durkota, written for Josh

And lastly, we get to send two short videos of our family. Here is what Abigail, Micah and Levi will see the first time they see our faces.




2 thoughts on “Love in a ziplock bag

  1. Liesje

    What joy it is to share your journey through your blog. The poem became a pray as I read it, and your sweet video brought a chuckle and a tear to my eye. May God hold you close through each step to becoming a family of eight. Thank you for sharing this with us.

  2. Nana

    Hola! Yo soy tu Nana, estoy orando por todos mi nientos en Ethiopia!! AMEN! HALLELUJIA!!

    (hi, I am your grandmother, I am praying for all my grandchildren in Ethiopia)

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