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5.28.2009

Changes in perspective

Five years ago, at the height of wanting to be a Mama, if you had told me that 21 months later my "delivery moment" would look like this
in a hot room in southern China, I perhaps would have raised an eyebrow at you in doubt.

Five years ago if you had told me that I'd be planning my 2008 summer vacation around ten other families (despite all my claims that we had enough friends BEFORE we went to China) so that we could reunite our daughters whom were "China sisters," I would have snickered.

Five years ago if you had told me that a mere 21 months after Kylie's delivery that I would be back in China, for my second delivery, this time a BOY,
I would have probably laughed out loud.

Five years ago if you told me that I'd now be living across the state and that playgroup for my kids would look something like this








I'm quite sure I would have blown you off.

And that same five years ago, if you had told me that right now I'd be watching e-Bay and Craig's List for an affordable one of these,


I KNOW I would have said you were CRAZY!!!

Guess this new venture qualifies us as certifiable, but thankfully one of my dear friends took it in stride and said, "I'll just call you crazy for Christ!"

To be continued...

23 comments:

Nancy said...

WOO HOO!!!!! SQUEALS OF EXCITEMENT! I absolutely can't wait for the continuation!

Amy Woods said...

Ok....WHY does that stroller have 3 seats?????? And why do I have chills all up and down my body right now???? PLEASE tell us!!! I'm so excited!!!

Pam said...

Oh my goodness, your little teaser has started my day with chills and tears! I am sooo excited for you guys. Jumping up and down and cheering for your family~ can you hear it???

And I have to say I LOVE the photo of the children on the fence in white. LOVE IT!

Lisa said...

Yeah!! Investing all that money into a triple stroller MUST mean it's official!!! I'm soooo excited!!!

I love it when Christ changes our prospective!!!

Laurie said...

I actually have tears streaming- and they came even before the stroller picture! This post was THE BEST- can't wait to hear more- SOON!!

Ally said...

That is so not fair!!! How could you leave us like that? I have so many ideas running through my head!!! Hurry up post another. Hee hee... can't wait to see!

Melissa said...

Kristi - This post made my morning!!!!!!! I just can't WAIT TO HEAR MORE!!! I am crying tears of excitement!!!!!!
Love, Melissa

Our Journey said...

Ok -- now I"m soooo excited to hear this news!!

Sharon said...

I just have to say I am SO happy I found your blog again so I can watch yet another exciting adventure unfold! Wow!!! Can't wait to see how this one turns out! And can I say the picture of all those sweet girls in white is too precious!!!!!!

Michelle said...

I am so excited and can't wait until you tell us more. So happy for your family. It still amazes me that five years ago we thought our family was complete and the God whispered and we followed.

Amy Kelly said...

Kristi! I am overjoyed for you! Kylie is quite the girl, isn't she? She called this even before you did... or did you already know? I want more details!!!!

Donna said...

YEA!!!!! Can't wait to hear the rest!
Amazing what God can do with us in 5 years, isn't it??

Grandma Shultz said...

Cold chills, tears, laughter, joy,
longing - all going on at the same time! Praise God
LaoLao

Amy Woods said...

I'm not going to be able to speak to you again until you spill the beans....and I mean that VERY lovingly!!! I'm about to bust here!!! Details, lady!

Jenn said...

Oh. My. Goodness!!!! You "Love Like Crazy" like Jesus does!! Woo Hoo!!

C.C. said...

Can't wait to watch the next adventure unfold!! We are SO excited for you!!

Heather said...

What a teaser ... how long will you leave us all hanging???? (not too long I hope) I can't wait to hear more. And is that a babyjogger? If it is I Love mine,ha!

Kristi said...

How exciting!!! So happy (I really mean jealous) for you, can not wait to hear all about it.

You might also want to consider the Sit and Stand it works great for my three, one is straped in the front, one can sit on the board seat (straped in) and the third and hop on and off as she wants, standing on the foot board (or can share the board seat with other child, if first child is faced forward with feet in the storage area). All for around $100 from Target.

Kristi

Buckeyes & Eggrolls said...

Very exciting for sure!

Cindy M said...

I personally love your new perspective...but just call me crazy. :-) Love ya!

Anonymous said...

:) !!!!
Aunt Cici

Anonymous said...

I still cry when I see the pic of Kylie being placed into your arms that first time. What a joy it is to be a mommy! Praise God for all of the wonderful gifts He gives!

Love,
Bekah

Anonymous said...

Kristi and Ian,

Ahh! I love the way you've done this. I'm going to be patient and wait for the details. I know you can't wait to tell it! :) God is blessing you. How happy I am for you all.

Kayren Terpenning