Hey y'all. I know we haven't posted in well months, but honestly sometimes silence is easier. There are many reasons I haven't posted in a while. First, I wasn't posting because our family has been work through the loss of my dad, and working through the logistics of everything that brings. The grief is just … Continue reading Sometimes Silence is Easier
Hey y'all. I know it's been a reallllly long time since we last posted, but honestly life just seems to keep hitting us pretty hard. Over the summer our family dynamic changed drastically, in more ways than one, and we're just now able to get our feet back under us. We lost my dad in … Continue reading Life Goes On
Hey y'all! So as I updated a few weeks ago our dossier is still being processed in Macedonia, and we are still waiting to be matched with our child. Until then we are focusing on raising the remaining funds to bring our child home. One way we have decided to do that, is through an … Continue reading Remaining Funds
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)