Monday, January 28, 2013

Figuring this whole parenting thing out!

Hey guys!! Sorry it's been a while we since updated things, it's been a little hectic around the Dalton household. For starters, we couldn't be more thrilled to have our precious little baby finally in our home. We're still waiting to get our papers from the state so we can officially complete the adoption so between now and then, I won't be very specific on the details surrounding it. Let me just say, he's healthy, he's happy, and we are unbelievably blessed to be able to call him ours.

Some may be wondering, "I thought this was an Ethiopian adoption blog?" Well, it is :) It's also a domestic adoption blog. More simply, it's an Every-Kind-Of-Adoption blog. We didn't want to close any doors God might use to bless us with children so when we began the process, we completed home study's for both domestic and international adoptions. Looking back, I am so glad we did because if we hadn't, my son wouldn't be my son.

More to come soon. Thanks for all the prayers and support. We love you!!!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Wordless Wednesday!

Our special little boy wants to remain anonymous until the adoption is complete :)

Sunday, December 16, 2012

WE HAVE A SON!!!!

As I write this, my new born son is laying in the hospital. Crying out for food, attention, or maybe just because. I want nothing more than to go to him, squeeze him tight, and tell him that he has a mother and father that loves him more than he'll ever know.

I also want to tell him that he has a Heavenly Father that created him just the way he is, and specifically for us. And that he is an absolute blessing from the Lord. One that we have prayed for, for a very long time.

Lincoln Michael, our son, your forever family is here, and is anxiously waiting to come pick you up tomorrow. We love you with all our hearts!!! 'Til tomorrow......

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Patience Is A Virtue....That I Don't Have!!

     I've always thought of myself as a very patient man. With pretty much everything in life, I can just sort of go with the flow. However, something has changed of late. Over the past couple days, I have convinced myself that our little Christmas baby is coming early (even though his due date is now the 14th), so early that I'm literally staring at my phone all day, waiting for it to ring. I don't want to go to the gym; don't want to play guitar; nothing. Please pray that I don't have a nervous breakdown before he gets here!!!

     Also, I tracked our dossier for our Ethiopian adoption and it's en route to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Set to arrive Tuesday, December 11th. Yay!! Hopefully soon after it's arrival we'll know our wait list number :) Might even work out that we have our son and find out our wait list number on the same day (would be an awesome day).

     Thank you all so much for supporting us along our journey. We have the best friends, family, and followers anyone could ever ask for. Without each and every one of you, we wouldn't be where we are today. God bless you all!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Waiting Game!

Not a whole lot to report as of late. We're waiting to hear back from Lifeline about our being put on the waiting list (since we finally finished our dossier), and we're still waiting for our little Christmas miracle to come. Hopefully soon!! Last week we finished our candle fundraiser and ended up raising more than we expected :) That seems to be how God operates these days...

This holding pattern we're in can get frustrating at times but we know it's all in God's timing. We'll get on the Ethiopian waiting list eventually (in His timing); we'll get our little Christmas angel in the next several weeks (in His timing); all of the necessary funds will come.....in His timing. We are truly blessed!!! Love you all.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Thursday, November 15, 2012

God Bless All You Birth Mothers!

You are simply amazing. Words can't describe the incredible blessing you give an adopting family. And I'm afraid, now, as I type this, my thanks still won't be enough. You should be honored and celebrated beyond anything we can do here in this life. Please trust me in this; you are storing up riches in heaven beyond anything you could possibly imagine. Your self-less decision to choose life over death is more Christ-like than any other. We should all follow suit in placing life and love of others, above our own selfish desires. God bless each and every one of you that have had to make that decision.

My sister recently reminded me of how joyful we must be that my mother's birth mom chose life over death. She chose to give her to the most amazing woman, my grandmother, and through her, we have all been blessed.

To every one of you that has chosen life over death, from the bottom of my heart, thank you! Your decision has blessed more people than you can possibly imagine. God bless!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Birth Mother is 33 Weeks :)

Hey everybody. Hope all is well! I wanted to update everybody on our birth mother's progress. She's knocking on the door of 33 weeks (tomorrow I think officially). According to Babycenter.com, he should be over 4 lbs. and roughly 17 inches long.... Wow.... Growing like a weed  :)  Love you guys.

Father God, my prayer to you is that you continue to strengthen us, 
and prepare us for the journey that lies ahead. We know it won't be 
easy. And we know we have to rely on you. Be with our birth mother 
as she gets closer to the big day. Provide for her every need, and love
on her as only her true heavenly Father can. With loves and thanks. 
In Jesus name. Amen.


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Goodbye Dossier :)


So long paperwork. Farewell old friend. You'll be missed. I guess we'll have to find some other way to spend ALL of our free time since we won't be spending it on you anymore! 

May the wind always be at your back, and the sun shine warm upon your.......Envelope?!  God speed!!!