Adoption journey

Over the past year, the Lord has been growing, teaching, and challenging our family in so many ways! We are responding to the Lord's leading and are expanding our family through the adoption of a precious baby!

Friday, June 17, 2011

An unexpected turn in our Journey!

Many of you have walked along side us through our adoption journey, that began Fall 2010. We began the adoption process of a child from Ethiopia and have been blessed to see God's provision and blessing through this journey! We have been on a wild ride as we journeyed through the book of James this year, read more about that journey here.

Some of you may not know that a couple months ago, we began inquiring about the possibility of adopting ANOTHER baby. Baby "Ann" is a precious little girl that was dropped off at an orphanage run by some of our friends in Thailand. As soon as we heard about her... we wanted her to be ours! We knew people might think we're crazy to pursue an additional adoption, while still adopting from Ethiopia, but we were ready to try to make this work.

About 3 weeks ago, we received an email telling us that our paperwork hadn't reached Korea in time and baby "Ann" was going to be adopted by another family... a great family (pastor, stay-at-home mom of two kids). We're so thankful that baby "Ann" will have a home, at the same time we were disappointed she wouldn't be ours. Can I tell you... I could not have predicted the rest of the events of that crazy day!! Within hours, we were surrounded by tornadoes... but that is definitely not the craziest part! Just hours after receiving the news about baby "Ann", we found out that we are pregnant!! God's timing can be pretty hilarious sometimes!!

Please continue to pray
--that God will give us faith to trust Him through every step of our journey
--for this pregnancy (we're only 2 months along and have already had some complications/bleeding and have had 2 ultrasounds)
--for us on our crazy journey of seeking the Lord and the next place of ministry to plant our lives
--for our adoption, for the child God will bring into our family
--for our two boys (3 and 4 1/2) during these transitional months

Thanks for ALL of your prayers, support and encouragement!!