November 17, 2012


Finally!!!  We got our travel dates!!  Our babies will be home for Christmas!!
Praise God!   We leave on December 3!  Can't wait to share our journey with you all.   Be sure to check here for pictures and trip updates!!

We are so blessed!  Thank you Jesus!!

It Won't Be Long Now!

  God has truly used this experience to teach me patience.  From day 1, it seemed that each leg of the journey took us longer than any one else.  There have been moments (especially lately) when the wait felt unbearable.  My heart has been so heavy.  The nights lying awake worrying and wondering....why us?  Why do we have to endure one delay after another?  Why is our process taking so much longer than others?  Each passing day is one more day my babies are in those orphanages.  I still can't believe that 7 months have passed since our first trip!  God reminds me every day that I need to lean on Him.  I need to keep my faith and trust in His timing.  I admit, I have struggled with this lately.  But, I am praying more and seeking God's peace..........

I do want you all to know that we can see the light at the end of the tunnel.  Shelley emailed yesterday and said that she will have our travel dates soon.  I started packing 2 weeks ago!!  I have actually packed, and unpacked, and re-packed.  I know it sounds a little obsessive but I don't want to forget anything!!!  :)  I actually think that the process of packing the suitcases has been therapeutic for me!  It is a reminder that very soon, I can zip up those suitcases, drive them to the airport, and put them on an airplane heading across the ocean.  Hang on my sweet babies!  It won't be long now!

November 3, 2012

Good News...Praise God!!

We are finally, officially, Caden and Avery's family!  The judge approved our adoption on Monday, October 29th!   YAAAAYYYYYY!!  We are so excited and so blessed!!  We got the news as we were driving to work Monday morning.  We were high-fiving each other and shouting, "THANK YOU GOD!" as we drove down the interstate.  It was an awsome feeling of excitement and relief.  It has been such a long wait and we were worried that there might be more delays.  It has now been 7 months since we last held our babies and the wait has been almost unbearable at times.  We have felt the presence of God through this whole journey; through every piece of paper, every email, every fundraising effort, and every minute of  the wait, no matter how difficult the process became, we knew that He was there, holding our hands through it all.  If all goes well, Avery and Caden will be home for Christmas!  What a wonderful gift!!

We have been keeping ourselves busy since school started.  Between sports schedules, dance, and even a wedding for one of our crew, there is never a dull moment in our busy household. 

Please keep us in your prayers as we wait to hear a travel date.  We are almost fully funded so pray also that the last bit of money needed will be raised quickly.  It shouldn't be long now so check back here often.  I will post our travel date as soon as we are notified!