Anticipating the Joys and Sorrows

Next week we will finally be into October and ready to begin this adoption process!!! I am so excited!

But I’m also not naive to think we will be the lucky one to have a perfect and smooth adoption. And I’m not fooled into thinking we will be the one to get the perfect child with no issues adjusting whatsoever.

I have been incredibly blessed to have friends that have walked this adoption road before us. I have witnessed their tears of joy and sorrow. I have seen some come through the struggle of too much waiting and jumping through hoops. And the heart break of parents who’s kids cannot connect with them. I see them in the daily struggle.

But I also see them in the small victories won every day.

I’m honored and privileged to walk with them through it all. To hold their hands up in prayer when they are too weak. To laugh and cry, to celebrate and mourn alongside my brothers and sisters.

That’s what the body of Christ is for. & I am praying that there will be an army around us that will do the same when the time comes.

Today I’m praying specifically for 2 families that are in the trenches of their adoption story. Even though you may not know them, I hope you can pray with me for them. To protect their privacy I will call them the W Family and the A Family. If you think about them, will you just say a prayer for them and the precious child they are trying to love and care for?

An update on where we’re at

In a couple weeks we will officially begin our adoption process by turning in our agency adoption application. That will be an exciting day! That will mark the beginning of a long journey to our little girl. From there we will have another application to fill out and a home study to prepare for. Those are apparently the first big hurdles in the process.

But for right now we are just trying to tuck as much money away as possible, hopefully getting ahead of the game a little bit. We are praying a lot and trying to prepare ourselves for whatever comes our way.

So, nothing much to report, but the anticipation is killing me!

Be a piece of the puzzle

FullSizeRender (2)We cannot move forward in this adoption process without the prayers and support of our friends and family. We need you at every step in the process.

It’s kind of like a puzzle. There are many FullSizeRenderpieces that have to fit together to make this beautiful picture. And the more hands we have the easier it will be.
So we have a fun ways you can help… A tangible way you can be part of the puzzle

FullSizeRender (3)Here’s how it works… For $5 per piece, you can sponsor a piece of this very cute adoption puzzle. We will write your name on the back of your piece(s) and add it to the puzzle. Once all of the pieces have sponsors, we’ll glue them together and frame it. We want this little girl to be able to see the people who loved and prayed for her before she was even here.

There are 252 pieces that need sponsors! Want a piece… or 5? Contact us (link on the right side of this page) to get our address and send money via mail or click the “donate” button (also on the left) to pay via PayPal.

To see more ways you can help check out the “How you can help” page. We can’t thank you enough!