Monday, September 29, 2008

Very Exciting Day!

Today has been a very exciting day for John & I!  For starters, we ordered our nursery bedding last week and it arrived today!  It is even better in person than in the pictures!  We are so excited!  I can't wait until we are able to start getting everything set up!  Our other exciting news is that our homestudy starts this week!  On Friday we have our first meeting with our case worker!  HOLY COW!!!  I am just overwhelmed with how good God is and how He's already got everything all planned out!  Thank you God for being so amazing!  We will be sure to update at the end of the week after our meeting!  Keep us in your prayers on Friday at 4pm!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Another Step Behind Us

As of today, we sent off our 2nd round of paperwork:D Hopefully this means that after our class in October, a month or so after that we'll be preparing for our HOME STUDY. Sweeeeeet! I can't believe that by the end of this year, we could be that far along in the process. Too bad, too bad:D (note sarcasm)...

Time truly is flying by. We've been so busy with school and work the time I take notice of the calendar it's time to change to the next month! Yikes! Anyways...I will attempt to sleep now. Fantasy Football has been keeping me up later than usual (and making it difficult to pay attention in class!)...


Saturday, September 13, 2008

God is so awesome

I was posting about this experience in my personal blog today and felt led to post it here as well. Today I talked to a dear friend about the miracle of adoption. John and I both coached her son in Upward Soccer (he was on my team one year and John's the following year) and her husband is also a pastor and has worked with us in different ministry opportunities and they are just amazing people. John and I both feel so blessed to have crossed paths with them. After they had their son, they spent many years trying for a second child unsuccessfully. Last soccer season, we talked together many times about the heartache of infertility as well as adoption and in April of this year her husband was telling us about their journey after a youth event. Well, I saw her in Wal-mart today so we stopped and chatted. She let me know that they had a new daughter! They went through DSS and were shortly matched with a little girl! They picked her up from the hospital and she is now 4 months old! I was so excited for them! But here is where the story is just too awesome for words. She said that after church one Sunday a man in their congregation came up and said that he just felt led to pray with them. So after they prayed he said that he had something on his heart but didn't know if he should tell them. They urged him to proceed and he said, "I've just had this constant urging that you are going to have a little girl named Faith." They thought it was a pretty name but they had really wanted to use the name Isaac for a boy and Elizabeth for a girl (as the name Elizabeth with symbolic of their journey to adoption). So time goes by and they get a call from DSS saying that they have got a baby coming into custody and they asked if they would take her. Of course they said yes so she and her friend ran to Walmart real quick to pick up some necessities and her friend told her that she just knew that they were going to have a girl named Faith. And here is the amazing part--they called from the hospital letting them know that they could come pick up the baby and to ask for baby FAITH ELIZABETH!!! Is that not crazy?! I was completely covered in chill bumps from head to toe! God is amazing how everything is so perfectly worked out. Even when people made bad choices, He can still use them to bring to bring blessings. As we are drawing close to the end of the paperchase and to the start of our homestudy, I am so encouraged by this and completely know that God will work out a miracle for us just as He was done so for this wonderful family. I am just filled with every emotion. GOD IS SO GOOD!


Thursday, September 4, 2008

my provider

God: my provider
Just one of the many names for God that means so much to me. I know we have a ways to go with adopting, but already I am blown away by how God is providing for us! Jamee mentioned in her message that we have our first "class" next month (on her b-day oddly enough!). Financially I'm always wondering "how are we going to do this?" Yet slowly but surely, God is giving us the means to save up in our adoption account (for instance, we're set to pay for the home study! and we're putting aside funds monthly to save up)...I know years from now, I'll be able to look back and say, "wow, look at how God did this and that." I can't see but so far down the road, but I don't have to...because my God has the plans all mapped out, and I just have to keep walking...

Ok, I'm done blabbing...I'm in class again...I need to blog more while I'm in class on Thursdays to stay sane, so stay posted:D


Monday, September 1, 2008

First Workshop Scheduled!

We got the news this weekend that our first adoptive parent workshop is scheduled! Yippee! So I will be spending my 27th birthday learning how to be a good mommy :) John and I are just so excited to see progress! We have sent in almost all of our supportive paperwork. John is finished with his autobiography and I am almost there! I was holding a baby at church last night and I couldn't help but think that we could be holding ours next year!