Now that Mother's Day has come and gone, I want to say a few words about the week I had leading up to Mother's Day 2017. All week last week I felt dread thinking about the weekend to come. I felt despair and bitterness fighting for control of my heart and flesh. In bitterness my … Continue reading When you’re a mama, before you’re a mama…
Okay okay that title is a little misleading. So we aren't physically in Poland, but our dossier (a.k.a. every piece of paperwork on every detail of our life) is in Poland being translated. Applause please! We are so humbled and excited that the Lord has brought us this far, and we are so much closer … Continue reading We’re in Poland!
Hey y'all, Sorry it's been a minute since we've posted. Things have been a little crazy, for a while our adoption process was put on pause. Here's what I mean, we recently started the process of buying a house. We've talked about the idea of it for a while, but didn't think it was the … Continue reading In Fast-Foward
Wow guys how is it already December? October and November flew by. This post is going to be a combination of an update on our process and where my heart is. Update: Our Home Study was officially completed and approved on November 1st. We have also submitted our I-800A form (immigration paperwork), and had fingerprints done … Continue reading Growing Pains
Hey y'all, many of you have asked us how to help us out in our adoption. International adoption is a long, expensive process, and we need all of the help we can get! Here are two ways to help financially: Buy a t-shirt. About half of the cost you pay for the shirt goes to … Continue reading How to Help
We are finally ready to start our first fundraiser! T-shirts! Everyone loves t-shirts right?! We have partnered with Fund the Nations to create a unique shirt that represents our journey to adoption. We are now to ready to start PRE-SELLING! The process is a lot like ordering Girl Scout cookies. You order your shirt, and once … Continue reading Fundraiser Time!
One of the highlights of the Know More Orphans Intensive was hearing so much teaching and preaching centered around the gospel. In so many ways, the Intensive was not just about orphan care, adoption, and foster care, but about Christian living in view of the gospel. Emily and I were so grateful to hear from people … Continue reading The Gospel and Adoption (pt. 1: Old Testament)
Alright y'all, my heart is the fullest it has been in a long while. Dan and I spent the whole day attending a conference put on by Know More Orphans. And let me tell you, I have never felt more fed, encouraged, and supported in our walk towards adoption. The gospel was proclaimed, the theology … Continue reading Our Cup Overflows
Hey y'all! Sorry it's been a while since our last post. Life has just been moving right along. Just a quick update. We have officially started our Home Study. The Home Study process typically takes around 3 months. It includes 4 separate meetings, family education, and a whole lot of clearance paperwork. We had our … Continue reading Quick Update
Here's a song that we've been enjoying lately. It speaks to God's work as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in salvation as an act of grace. This song begins by considering our adoption by God the Father. Nearly every line is a quotation or a reference to a Bible passage. Check it out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5K5YKYk3JcY