We are so excited to share our Ethiopian adoption adventure, and our CRAZY lives with all of you! Our hope is that it will encourage you to step out in faith to do what God has called you to do! There are FIELDS of fatherless children waiting for someone to care for them, to love them, to tell them of JESUS' love for them...will YOU be the one??

Friday, October 30, 2009

Nothing New...

I wish I had something spectacular to post about our adoption...but I don't. We still don't know how it's all going to turn out, we've heard nothing from Bulgaria. I keep asking for updates, but I'm not sure there are any. I feel almost paralyzed by all this....waiting for the hammer to drop. I'm discouraged and frustrated, and not looking forward to another weekend of waiting...plus another week of waiting..plus, who knows.

I AM trying to keep us busy....it's just all over-shadowed by the "situation". I keep pouring over the Psalms of David in the Bible..trying to draw some strength from what he went through....but now I'm just tired...tired of waiting...tired of thinking, "What if "? I'm so impatient!! The thought of this little girl spending one more month in the orphanage than she has to is more than I can bear, yet we wait on.....

WOW! This is depressing!! I'm going to stop now!!


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Where we are...

Where we are...praying, crying, hoping, longing, waiting...

Waiting for the agency to explain to the MOJ how/who/why someone posted that we had a referral when we didn't...longing to be her parents....hoping they will forgive and allow us to adopt her...crying over such a horrible injustice done to her and us....and praying....praying for God's mercy, His justice, His grace, His will, His blessing... Please continue to pray with us. Decisions will be made this week.

In His Hands,

We love you sweet one..no matter what happens

Friday, October 16, 2009

The Truth!!

Psalm 146:7-9

HE upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets prisoners free, the LORD gives sight to the blind, the LORD lifts up those who are bowed down, the LORD loves the righteous. The LORD watches over the alien and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but HE WILL frustrate the ways of the wicked.

Psalm 118:5-7

In my anguish I cried to the LORD, and He answered by setting me free. The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me? The LORD is with me; He is my helper. I WILL look in triumph on my enemies.

Psalm 83:1-3, 16

O God, do not keep silent; be not quiet, O God be not still. See how your enemies are astir, how your foes rear their heads. With cunning they conspire against your people; they plot against those you cherish.....Cover their faces with shame so that men will seek your name, O Lord.

Psalm 37:5-6

Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.

Dear Lord,

Let the TRUTH prevail above all else!! In the mighty name of Jesus!! Amen!!

Please Read This Post

We have found out that someone out there has been posting, saying, sharing, etc. that we have a REFERRAL for a little girl from Bulgaria. We DO NOT have a REFERRAL, we only have REQUESTED HER REFERRAL. We may lose this little girl...please, please don't share any other info about our family with ANYONE!! Please pray for us...we're not sure what to do..


Monday, October 5, 2009

Still waiting...

The MOJ is about to pick up again..and it looks like(from our agency's Bulgarian lawyer) this MOJ is even better than the last group(remember there were changes a little while back..?)!! Yay!! I really think all of you who are waiting are going to be surprised at how well adoptions are going to go with this group!!

Just ordered the "Weaver's Craft" book to read(can't remember full title..)..want to be prepared.. also ordered the Bulgarian phrases for children CD to learn a little of the language. We were told that most Bulgarians know enough to understand what you are saying.. Still, it is very polite to be able to say a few things at least.

That's all for now!
God Bless,