Category: Personal

How You can Pray while we’re away
If you think of it and are willing and able, we would so appreciate your prayers over the next two weeks. And if it's not too much to ask, I have one very specific request. Would you please pray for a letter of approval from MOWA? I won't bore you with the details, but basically, this letter will be the last item needed to ...
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I’ve got diapers comin’ out my ears
Thanks to some careful planning by my lovely shower hostesses and the overwhelming generosity of many, many people, we will be traveling with 1,200 diapers. 1,200 diapers to donate to the care center that has been loving our boy for the past 8.5 months. And lets not forget about the 4 cans of formula, 8 bottles of hand sanitizer, 4 ...
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Showered
I've had two baby showers this month and oh.my.goodness. I am still overwhelmed by the love that was POURED out on us and our boy. I am blessed to have amazing friends (and a super-amazing sister-in-law) who thoughtfully and carefully planned each detail. From over-the-top cupcakes, to Ethiopia-related food and games, to a diaper a ...
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focus. focus. foc…….
I feel like there is a giant neon sign on the inside of my brain flashing *BABY* *BABY* *BABY*Or sometimes it's flashing *WHATINTHEEVERLOVINWORLDAMIDOING*Either way, it's limiting my ability to think clearly. I forgot my wallet this week, twice, in the same day. So if I've responded to you lately with a blank stare. I apologize. It ...
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Honoring the Sorrow
The first time I heard someone use the phrase "The rightness and wrongness of adoption," I didn't get it. I thought I did - I thought I understood the depth and meaning of that phrase - but looking back now, I know that I didn't fully understand.I thought that right and wrong were opposites, that they were separate from one another ...
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Be still my heart
For 19.5 months we been riding the adoption roller coaster. We get high, high, high, and then plummet to the depths with our hearts in our throats. The whole ride is thrilling and terrifying and we can't wait to get off. It seems like each day, we hear the dreadful clink-clink-clink of the old rusty chain pulling us toward the nex ...
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The truth is…
...that international adoption is difficult and patience-testingand unpredictable. Can I get an Amen?
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Asking a Favor
Tomorrow is the big race. Please, please, if you have a minute, head over and leave Stephanie and Daniel a word of encouragement. You'll be "high-fiving" them on our behalf, and on behalf of a precious little boy in Ethiopia. It would me oh-so-much to all of us.
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Race for the Kid
I'd like to reintroduce you to someone. Do you remember the bag-giveaway we did in February? And do you remember our big winner, Stephanie? That's right, the Stephanie who was so excited to learn that she had won that she shouted in the library. Yep. I'm talking about that very same girl. Well, you see, Stephanie is doing something ...
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So, what now?
Many have asked us what the next steps are from here. Well, the counting continues as we are now waiting for a court date. Our best guess is that it will be 3-5 months from now. We will travel to Ethiopia for that court date, appear before the judge, and officially adopt this little guy. At that point, we will come back home (witho ...
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