Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Please quit growing up without us!




We miss you so much baby girl! Last night, Chris and I got this new picture of her......of course we think she is precious. But, it was the first time I really felt deep sadness that I am not with her. I am watching her grow older through a few pictures. I'm sure a lot of you have or are feeling this same way. I know that she is safe and loved......but I want her to be in Franklin, TN with us. Lord, please make the Guatemalan process go by so quickly.

Keep praying, and thank you so much for your constant encouragement!!! We love you all so much.

Love,
Lindsey

32 comments:

emily said...

Oh Lindsey- she is so precious!! Praying for you guys.

The Heinrichs said...

You make me sooo sad! I can't believe our little Mayan Diva's are growing up without us!!! Of course I did some shopping tonight to help ease the pain! Hopefully we can visit them soon! ...by the way very cute pick! She's saying "look momma I am doing just fine - but I miss you sooo much!!!"

The Heinrichs said...

So this is really wierd...but I keep looking at pics of me and little Elvia/Auri and noticing our eyebrows are pretty much identical...now I look at Eliana and Chris...looks like a match! Meant to be family!

Jennifer & Filipe said...

She is so beautiful!

I totally understand how you feel! We got some pictures of Shiloh this week, and while I loved seeing them and getting to see her face, they also broke my heart.

Praying for you guys!

begutierrez said...

oh, Lindsey, i wish i could go get her for you!

The Allums Family said...

I know exactly how you feel. It is bittersweet when you recieve pictures. I pray we all get our children home extremely fast!!!
Praying for you!!
Stephanie
P.S. She is Beautiful!!!!!!!!!

Bekah said...

It is so hard! I remember the first few months of update pictures I got she just looked all baby and it was just exciting to get them. Then one month we got our update photos and my heart just stopped because all the sudden she was looking like less of a little baby and more like a beautiful little girl. It makes my heart ache. Praying for you all. She is precious and so beautiful!

Bobbi said...

She is gorgeous. What beautiful eyes!

Congrats on the I-171H!!!!!!!!Finally, good news. Let's pray for and easy finish.

Russ, Katie and Eliot said...

She's beautiful, Lindsey!! I fully understand your pain right now. Call me if you want to chat about it.

Mary Helen Wheeler said...

Lindsey,
We are praying for a super quick
adoption process from here on in!
If God can do it for Courtney and
Kevin and Ava Grace...then He can
certainly do it for you and Chris and Eliana! It is true about the eyebrows, how fun! When Chris was little his eyebrows would get red
when he was drinking after playing and getting really thirsty, I wonder if hers do also? Be encouraged, God is at work on your
behalf!
We Love You, Mary Helen and John

Amanda said...

She is AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL!!! And I see the Chris eyebrows on her. It is kind of unreal sometimes...if you look at earlier pictures of Russ and Eliot together...they look alike. So,fun!!!

Lord we pray right now for a quick process from here on out. AMEN

I love you guys and will try to call one or both of you sometime before the weekend is over.

Tracy said...

I feel your pain deep within my heart, because that is where my pain sits too. I am so sorry. It is a difficult thing to understand. Pray for wisdom and strength. I do know this, and that is that God is with you and through him all things are possible. He will give us the victory! I will continue to pray for your little angel, please keep praying for Joseph.

julie_joshb said...

Linds can u call me now at work? 865-558-0822

GWEN OATSVALL said...

she is just a treasure ... stay strong in your faith ... the path will be made clear ... i understand your heart ...

Schroders said...

I am so feeling your heart! It literally makes me sick at my stomach when I think about it. Fernanda is almost 2.
God, please let us live in your time and not ours!
Melodie

ali said...

mmmm i cant wait to kiss those cheeks one day! lindsey will you be my friend when i move back to nashville because i think that i will officially have like 3

Ashley said...

I SOOO know that feeling. You want to see her grow because that means she is loved and healthy... but at the same time it creates a longing and emptiness in you.

You are a step closer with that 171... come on system.

BTW... where are you on the Guate side of things?(meaning in the process)

Steph said...

Ahhh, yes, I know exactly what you mean. It is so bittersweet to get those updated pictures.

She is gorgeous!!

And...CONGRATS on finally getting that coveted piece of paper!!

Becca said...

Bless your hearts. Praying for you to be reunited soon! Hang in there.

Becca

Anonymous said...

AHHHHHH! She's so very cute.
- erika

Anonymous said...

Sending you a big, big hug...I know it is so bittersweet getting the pics. We're in a different boat with having to let go of a foster baby and watch her grow without us, but the ache seems the same. Much love to you both, the Kroekers

TedTracie said...

She is precious!!!!
PRECIOUS~

When are you coming to K-town?

Rachel said...

She is so cute! I pray you get to bring her home soon!

Madelyn's Mommy said...

Your family is in my prayers! I hope that it is very soon your daughter is home where she belongs. She is just beautiful.


Andrea

Mary Helen Wheeler said...

Sweet Lindsey,

Would you please email this newest
picture to me? I double clicked on
the pic and got a jumbo Eliana
closeup and I want to be able to
print her out so we can put her new pictures in several places. I am so grateful for the great care her foster family is taking of her!
She looks so peaceful and pleased.

Loving you, Mary Helen

suzanne mayernick said...

sweet wheelers,
inch by inch....baby steps....what a crazy journey we are called to! i miss you both so much! so glad to hear your good news. Hang in there, keep traveling that crooked, crazy road.(and be so thankful that you're not driving, He is!) blessings!

Amanda said...

oh my goodness!! she is beautiful!! THOSE EYES!!!

julie_joshb said...

Lindsey I feel EXACTLY how u do! I cannot even tell you. You summed up my feelings to the tee. A deep sadness. Like every day that passes is 3 months i am missing in her life! I want to talk to you! :)

fully operational battle station said...

She is absolutely adorable. And I can SO understand you wanting her home NOW. :)

I was SO RELIEVED to see that your 171 came! YAY!

Still rooting for you guys!

Jamie

Jules said...

I've been keeping up with your blog from afar and you continue to stay in my prayers. I caught the Today show feature about other Guatemalan adoptions this morning and thought of you. Hopefully the situation will get the attention and service it deserves to improve things for sometimes hurting, but always patient and loving parents like you two.

Auntie G said...

I know just what you mean. As much as I love getting updates, I hate seeing my baby getting older without me.
Gail

Robin said...

She is so beautiful!!! I pray she is in your arms quickly!

Robin
St. Louis