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.

Friday, October 23, 2009

We have a Court Date!

We just got word from our case worker that we have a court date to finalize our adoption in Ethiopia. November 17, 2009 is the magic date! We pray that all of the paperwork is flawless and there are no questions! Then the girls will start their medical checkups. We are projecting to travel in January. Keep praying!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Waiting for a Court Date

OK - here are the last few months in a nutshell... We requested to be considered for a sibling pair of sisters, we were offered the referral and we accepted. We can't disclose names or bio info until we have passed court. We are currently waiting for a court date. The Courts recently reopened from a 6+ week closure for the rainy season. They are in the midst of training and trading responsibilities which may result in different judges hearing adoption cases. In any case, it may take them a bit of time to get back into things full-swing. As we wait for our court date, we pray for our girls. They won't even know that we exist or that they have been matched with a family until we pass court. So, we pray for their little hearts that they don't lose hope in this time ~ as they wait for a family. They are so precious and we can't wait to share their photo, names and eventually their lives with you. Our case worker seems to think that we will travel in January or February. All I know is that we have a lot to do in the meantime! We appreciate your prayers as we patiently wait on the Lord's perfect timing and trust in His infinite wisdom.

For your entertainment, I have added a photo of Levi (on a family trip to Branson this past summer) as he filled his swim shirt up with air bubbles in the hot tub! Lookin' pretty buff!