Once upon a time....

Flash back to 1999, we were a family of four. Happy in our new roomy house and comfortable in our ways. A few years later, the Lord blessed us with an additional little package, little boy #3. Now we were a family of five and sure that would be the end. As time moved on, so did we. The Lord used the time that passed to open our eyes to His will. Several years ago, Bob and I individually heard the call to adoption. It has been a long "pregnancy", but during this incubation time, the Lord has brought us to where He wants us to be. Spring 2010, we traveled to Ethiopia where two little angels were waiting for the Lord's timing - to become our children. Now we are home and can't imagine life any differently! What a blessing to be in His will.

Galatians 4:5 says "God sent Christ to buy freedom for us, who were slaves to the law, so that He could adopt us as his very own children." We are just following his model. A Perfect picture of salvation.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Change of plans

Most of you are aware of the journey my family and I have been traveling over the past months as we moved towards fostering, and then eventually adopting, two sweet children from the Jackson County Family Services Division. Yesterday was the scheduled court date for the change in foster placement, moving these kids from their current foster placement to our home. Unfortunately, it was decided that this placement was not a match for all parties involved; these kids will not be coming to live with us. I apologize for the vague explanation; however, for the sake of the foster children and our family, this is as much information that I can divulge at this time.

My wife and I thank you for your words of encouragement and prayers throughout the past months. We ask for your continued prayers for the two foster children -- that they would heal from this disappointment, and that a forever family would be found for them; and prayers for our family, as we grieve this loss and look forward to what God has in store for us in the coming days.


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