Thursday, June 4, 2009

The 10 day post

This was written by Chris and Mary, and originally posted 10 days before they left for Ukraine. Since they posted it, it has become a bit of a tradition to post this 10 days out, it is a beautiful poem. Thank you Chris and Mary for letting us "borrow" this from you!

10 days away...

and I'm wondering...

I wonder...when it was 10 days before I met God and He adopted me, was HE this excited?

I wonder if His stomach did flips and He got tears in His eyes when He thought about holding me for the first time.

I wonder if His heart ached when He thought about my life without Him as my Daddy.

I wonder if it grieved Him to know that I was living as an orphan and had no hope of a future without Him.

I wonder if He was as okay with paying my ransom as I am with paying our boys'.

I wonder if, for Him, there was no cost too high, no sacrifice too great.

I Chris and Mary Malone

So, now for those of you that didn't know before, we are going to Ukraine. This is one of the details we couldn't share on a public blog. Specifically, we are going to the region of Kiev. We are blessed to be traveling with several other families, 2 of which are going to be at the same orphanage as us. I think this will help when it comes time for Bill to leave. I will have friends over there, and we will be able to be together and enjoy each others company in the absence of our husbands and children.

I am still feeling anxious about leaving my kids for that long, but I know they will be safe and loved while I am gone. My biggest fear is how much Jessie will change in the month and a half that I am gone. She is learning so much every day right now, and I am afraid of leaving a baby at home and coming home to a big girl. Even though I have these fears, I am still at peace, I KNOW this is what God wants for us, and I KNOW Patrick is going to bless our family in so many ways. I am so excited to meet him and hold him and show him love!


  1. You'll be in my prayers! I cannot wait for you to meet your sweet boy. There is something about his picture that is so captivating!

  2. Wonderful news!! And a lovely poem!

  3. Aww Lyndi!!!! I'm so excited for you guys! I know I always tell you if you need anything let me know, & I MEAN IT! I wish you the best and although I haven't been around, I still think about you guys all the time! I miss you guys:) I know I could come by, but I've been so busy getting stuff ready for the wedding and booking people, & this and that!! LOL I can't wait to see some pictures of you guys!

  4. I just tyed this long note, but dang it it didn't post! LOL Jist of it..... I'm so happy for you guys and miss you like crazy!

  5. WOW! I can't believe the time is so close...I'm so excited!!! Praying you have peace when you leave the kids and the weeks you are gone. So, happy to hear you won't be alone when Bill leaves. Looking forward to many more updates!