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!!!


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Gold Canyon Candle Fundraiser


Hey guys. Time for yet another fundraiser  :)  We just found out yesterday that our grant request was turned down by Gift of Adoption, so hopefully we can make up for it here (we'd have to sell a lot of candles though). Our friend Paige, is a consultant for Gold Canyon, and she's got us set up to sell candles to raise money for our adoptions. They are awesome candles, and last FOREVER!

If you're in the Louisville area, and need some great Christmas gifts, let me know and we'll get some ordered for you. Or if you're wanting to support us through a different avenue, we still have t-shirts and wristbands available as well.

Thanks for all the support. Love you guys!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Orphan Sunday (Yesterday)

     Unbeknownst to us Sunday, November 4th was Orphan Sunday. It was also our baby shower for our little angel coming via domestic adoption. We are roughly fifty days away from his expected due date (Christmas!!). We officially have too much baby stuff already, and he's not even here yet :) And there might even be more showers coming!


     To all of you who came out and supported us, THANK YOU. It meant so much to us. We have the greatest friends and family we could ever ask for. And I don't know what we would do without you.

     Please pray with us that our little angel comes early enough so we don't encounter any delays from the court closings. Pray that God will deliver the funds necessary to complete this adoption. Pray that, above all, God is glorified, and His love is reflected through us all. God bless you all!