Sunday, February 2, 2014

Musical Beds

God has filled our hearts to the brim, this weekend. Not only are we at peace with our decision to say, "Yes", we are excited!

We spent the weekend getting ready!

What used to be my beautiful guest bedroom (man, was that short lived...we just moved in, last October)... now the "boys room":

We found these amazing triple bunk beds on Craigslist for a quarter of the price. They are only a few years old and they came with mattresses and Pottery Barn bedding (score!!)

We let Ty and LJ choose their beds; they, of course, chose the top bunks! This has made sleep time a bit more problematic...but we've negotiated an earlier start time so that they can still giggle and whisper. The lower bunk is for Sweet Boy. In the midst of musical beds, I made Sweet Boy a matching superhero cape to take to him on Tuesday. The case worker told me he couldn't get enough, when it comes to superheroes, so I hope it will be a big hit!

I still need to find Sweet Boy a special stuffed animal for him to hold tight (we gave LJ a dinosaur on the first day we met him and it has become an important part of his story and our family!); otherwise our third bed is ready/waiting for another little buddy.

 The boys got so tuckered out during the move that when things got quiet, I found them sprawled out in my bed!

 In the mean time, the "girls room" is under way. I gave the boys' old bunk beds a face lift!

The room is so large, that we decided to keep the bunk beds setup, in the corner, with the crib on the parallel wall. We enjoy having lots of extra beds around for guests, Little Sis will need a big bed in a year or so, anyway, and it might be handy having a bed for me in the nursery if the nights remain sleep-less!

I was hoping to get the crib setup, today, but was much too tired, by the time the bunk was primed and painted.

I really never thought we would bring another baby home and it certainly wasn't in our plan...but I am super excited. I can't wait to get up in the attic and unwrap all of Ty's treasures. I am most excited to find my wraps. Because Ty was such a particular bugger (still is!), I ended up wearing him everywhere for the first few months. It was such a beautiful way to bond and soothe. I'm looking forward to doing the same with Little Sis.

I feel like we started our week with a tentative, "Okay, Lord," but we're finishing with a thunderous, "Yes! Yes! Yes!"

The Holy Spirit worked through both Ben and me in church, this morning, and confirmed his hand on our life and family. He made no promises about whether or not these dearies will be with us forever, he only assured us his presence. And that's enough for us.
 We sang my favorite Rend Collective Experiment song, during worship, and I paused at these words:

We lay down our lives for Heaven's cause...We are the church.

Yes, Lord! I can't wait to see what he'll do with our sacrifice.

Tuesday is the big day!


  1. Been praying for all of you … for patience…and love at first sight… and comfort and knowing that He is there and in control…. thinking of you guys! xx Lin xx

  2. Oh my. This is so exciting. And your open hearts for thinking about 6 children and having peace in their decisions in such a short time. I cannot imagine the emotional toll that could take on a family and a partnership. I will be praying and hoping this sibling set is a perfect fit and to have three four year olds and a sweet baby girl! Amazing!

  3. I'm so very excited for you! You've been in my thoughts and prayers these last few weeks.

  4. I'm so happy for you and your family (including your newest additions!). Your blog posts bring me such smiles and joy. I can't wait to see more of your story unfold.

  5. So excited for you guys! Isn't singing worship songs even more meaningful after you have adopted! You are living out these songs!

  6. Congrats on sweet boy and lil sis! I can't wait to see where God takes you and your family on this journey of life. Praying for all of you...peace & strength during this transition.

  7. i am so so excited for you, for tomorrow! praying for His peace to hold you still as your hearts race the clock :).

  8. I have been thinking about you and your family all weekend!! I am so happy to read you are taking this giant leap!! I will continue to keep you all in my thoughts and pray for an easy transition. Best of luck on Tuesday!!!

  9. I love that Ty and LJ are sleeping in such similar positions in your picture. You are in my prayers.

  10. Thinking of your whole family in all the excitement and changes ahead.

  11. Thinking about your precious family today! I will be praying for you!

  12. Changes, changes! Fun, exciting, nail biting. :)

    Sweet boy might want to use that extra bed to be near lil sis, too. Some big brothers are a little protective like that. Or, need that security of being near the ones they know.


  13. Your testimony is just amazing. You are a blessing not only to those precious children but also to anyone that encounters your story. Your heart speaks loud and clear through your words. Thank you.

  14. Just read this. Somehow, I had missed it. Excited for you and with you!! These are such amazing times! I'm so glad I get to hear the wonders God is doing in your lives and the lives of sweet boy and little sis. Btw. I love love love that song also. It's become such a strong prayer for my life.