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??

Monday, December 21, 2009

Let It Snow!!!

It looks like it's going to be a "white Christmas" here in the midwest and we are loving it!! This week is full of cookies and fudge and pie and turkey(only a Butterball will do!)and dressing and potatoes and biscuits and.....well, you get the picture! We continue to watch every Christmas movie available, but will save our favorite(my husband's favorite), A Christmas Story, for Christmas morning... I love the traditions and smells and hoopla surrounding Christmas, don't you?(EVEN crowded malls...LOVE it!)

But, it's time to slow down and remember why we celebrate Christmas..our Savior's birthday! I'm looking forward to worshiping on Christmas Eve at our church and being with my family...these are my favorite gifts.

About the adoption......we are booked on a flight to Bulgaria and ready to leave tomorrow, but our dates aren't till January:(...so we wait....and while we wait, I obsess about plane crashes, turbulance, missed connections, and pretty much anything that can go wrong on an airplane flight...what holds those birds in the sky anyway:\? You may laugh, but it took me HOURS of obsessing to find just the right airline and flight...and I STILL have to connect in Chicago..do you KNOW what Chicago is like in January????? I try to control everything you see...

I've been quiet about the concerns of the group posts lately, but I want so much to believe that this program in Bulgaria is improving every week! So, I will keep asking the tough questions of my agency, and keep my eyes wide open...because after this adoption...we may be heading right back there again:). There, I said it, it's out...we should have requested two, but my hubby was nervous(and me) about the process and how God was going to provide, but He has shown that He is faithful! So....we are able(even if we're not, HE IS) to adopt another child and I can't NOT adopt another one... I've always had Ethiopia on my heart as well, so maybe it will be there...we're asking questions about it all now...got to make a plan you know! It keeps ringing in my head what someone recently said.."WE are God's plan for the orphan!" I want to be a part of that plan!(I use way too many exclamation points)


  1. LOL... maybe I don't want to share a flight with you after all! :)

    I LOVE Christmas! Presents, crowds, snow, family, music, JESUS, all of it! :)

    Hey, we are on adoption numbers 3 and 4. This is after my husband swore up one side and down the otehr that Luke [our first adoption] was absolutely IT! I think his exact words were, when I suggested maybe we should do this again, "OVER MY DEAD BODY!" :)

    Praising God with you today!

  2. Oh Kelly, I'll be fine when I get up there....maybe...hopefully..okay, we'll see:).

    I keep telling my husband.."We need to talk about Ethiopia, Honey."..I can tell God is doing great things in his faith through this!

  3. Glad you are so assured of your coping ability! LOL

  4. Have a wonderful Christmas with your family. Cant wait to follow your journey while you are in Bulgaria. I am praying we will get our healthy referral this year, if not we will be done in November when our fingerprints need to be updated. I am praying that we haven't had the wool pulled over our eyes, because we left Ukraine for that reason. Blessings Renae.