Friday, October 22, 2010

Seeing Double!

So there seems to be a little confusion about the tiny people we are adding to our family... it is true, in addition to the little child growing in our hearts as we pursue adoption, my belly is also growing as we are pregnant as well! God never ceases to amaze us by changing our plans when we think we have everything under control:) Mark and I are ever so grateful for the extra space we are blessed with in our new home. We are praying for good health and protection as we expand in size and in love.

Although our newest addition will push our adoption timeline a bit, we will continue to work on our paper trail and have some time to relax and enjoy the new arrival while we wait on a referral.

God is so good and we feel so blessed to be the parents he chose for our little ones.

Saturday, October 9, 2010


What is HOPE?

“Confident Expectation”

“If we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.”

Romans 8:25

Christopher Reeve once said, “Once you choose hope, anything is possible.” I believe in that so strongly, I have it engraved around my wrist. Our HOPE…our confident expectation that God will provide all we need to bring our sweet little one home.

"I know the plans that I have for you, declares the LORD. They are plans for peace and not disaster, plans to give you a future filled with hope."

Jeremiah 29:11

His Word holds true.  9+ years so far, God has faithfully been shaping, molding, and refining Mark and I together. Trials we thought would tear us apart, fears we thought would never allow healing. Perhaps people can't change, but God can change people. He can and He has. Clearly there were plans for Mark and I set long ago, plans for our relationship to change and heal and survive... and hopefully be testimony to others in our shoes. We are a couple of cracked pots, praying the blessings poured into us will spill through our cracks and reach many lives beyond us. We are so thankful God chose US.