Sunday, March 27, 2011

We're home

I will post a long entry soon, complete with photos of our baby girl and more of the story of our time in Korea.  For now I just wanted to let everyone know we made it home safely yesterday, our flight had no delays, and we were able to drive home safely and quickly from Dallas to Bryan, where my parents met us with Kylynn and Jack, it was so nice to be home.

Our only snafu on our trip home was when we got to our car in the parking garage at DFW our battery was dead, we called the help line and waited a while, then began to ask people parking if they would help us, but they said "no", I guess they had a plane to catch :).  I began to fret, deciding that everything was going to start to go wrong, somehow it snowballed into me not knowing how to be a mom to three children, how I can never get dinner ready on time already and now with three kids it will be impossible, and I can't figure out what Chloe wants to eat and she's going to starve, ahhhh!

I stopped and asked myself the question I've been using lately when anxiety sets in, "is God in control of this situation?"  I prayed and asked him to help us (which is always a better first step than third step, but I'm still learning).  Sure enough not one minute later who pulls up, but a giant church van with the words "Free Will Baptist church" written on the side, but not just in english, below it was the translation in Korean.

I had to laugh as God said to me, "I am in control of this situation, of all situations, and I can bring people from Korea to rescue you in a parking garage in Texas if I want, this is my world, pay attention to me and don't lose focus, I am in control of your children's eating, and any other other worry you can dream up."

They charged our van for a while and got the battery going, and Kyle thanked the man in Korean, which made him so happy he hugged Kyle, than we explained that we had just gotten back to the US from Korea and introduced them to Chloe.  It was a highlight of the trip that's for sure, how amazing that something that looked to be only for delay and frustration was used for such good.

I will need this story often in the coming months, the transition has been hard so far, Chloe's grieve is large and I often feel lost at what to do, but like Elizabeth reminded me on Friday, I was made for this, this is what God put me here to do, and God is in control of this situation.


thewonderfulhappens said...

I love that story!! It is so easy to catastrophize and freak out when something like that happens. And we always want to fix it ourselves instead of asking God right off the bat. I love the way your prayer was answered!
I'm sorry to hear of Chloe's grief, but I suppose it is just a part of the process. I am here if you want to talk about ANYTHING!!!!!

Carrie said...

I've been continually keeping up with your blog and your journey leading up to your meeting Chloe. I've loved reading all your heartfelt posts about your kids. I can't wait to see pictures of your new daughter, as I've been checking your blog especially often these past few days! Glad you guys made it back safely!!

Nilam said...

I'm so happy to hear that you guys are all home safe and sound. We're looking forward to meeting Chloe. You are an amazing mom!