Friday, February 17, 2017

our adoption update----Now that our home study is complete and our profile book ready, we are getting this fundraiser going once again! After losing Charlotte, my doctor was so hopeful that we could get pregnant again. However, I feel so called to adopt. To me adoption is a beautiful picture of the Lord’s relentless and sacrificial pursuit of us. If you feel compelled to engage in the orphan crisis through our particular adoption there are three ways to be apart. 1)Prayer, 2)financial support- We have an active Puzzle fundraiser going on. Buy a piece of the puzzle for $25 and your name will be written on the back of this little one's "journey home" mounted puzzle! (YouCaring page link attached for donations), and 3)helping us spread the word by sharing this on 5 of your friends walls that we may not know. I recently heard that 50% of domestic adoptions come through word of mouth (a friend of a friend, etc). So please keep your ears open for a potential situation! We are trusting the Lord to write a beautiful redemption story and we are eager to see how he uses the community to do this!

His plan, not ours

His plans, not ours…Although we have been aggressively pursuing adoption through filling out mounds of agency and grant applications, the Lord surprised us greatly in late October with the blessing of another child. Despite what we were told due to my fertility issues, the Lord performed a miracle and we were thrilled to learn I was pregnant. These pictures were taken Sunday and we were excited to share with the world this precious gift we had been given. However, we went in today for my 11 week check and were devastated to discover we recently lost the baby. While we are beyond sad, we are still very thankful and want to celebrate this precious life we were given, even if it was only for such a brief time. “For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and future.” Jer 29:11

Foster care-

Throughout this process we have had the blessing of being able to care for a child that is not our own. This has been a gift and privelege. I will included more thoughts on this later- but heres a glimpse... Even though this little man really needs to be asleep, these early morning and sometimes late night snuggles are becoming so dear to my heart ❤️. God teaches so much to my heart as I hold him in my arms . #fostercare #whataprivelege #heartofthefather