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??

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Here We Go Again!

As you have noticed, our blog is now private. Last week we were informed by our agency that there is a family(some families) watching our blog and basically repeating the same thing they did in October...that we were posting personal info about our daughter, our registration, our REQUEST for a referral..etc.. This is all a baldface LIE and we know the enemy is once again attacking! I wanted so much for our blog to be an encouragement to others on this journey..but instead it's being used by those who have grievences against their agencys, Bulgaria, the MOJ..whatever.

Also, I aired my frustration with the MOJ publicy...which I shouldn't have done...my "moments of insanity" came back to bite me. I don't want to jeopardize anyone's adoption, so hopefully this will blow over now that we're private..UUGGGHHH!

Enough said about that....

We did get all of our paperwork done and sent to our agency...only to discover that the letter from our social worker was NOT complete!! It was totally my fault...so now I'm waiting for her to either re-do the letter(quick fix), or give me a new letter, which I would have to take AGAIN to our Secretary of State's office(1 1/2 hour drive) this week to get apostilled. I've heard nothing today, so she must be out of the office...

I'm NOT freaking out though(which is unusual to say the least)...just trusting...and since I really am NOT in control of this adoption..trusting feels better than worrying:)!

So...I'm spending my time waiting and nesting...homeschooling, and hopefully painting the kitchen soon:).. Plus, my new coping mechanism is to ONLY think about the court date..which is ONLY THREE WEEKS away! Travel..I'll obsess(I mean think)about that later! One step at a time! So, in three weeks(if/WHEN we pass court), I will get to share my new "baby" with you..which means LOTS of pictures and VIDEOS..FINALLY! YAAAAAYYY! She is absolutely precious in every way and I really can't wait to share her with you!

So, for now..

*Pray for us as God(miraculously) provides financially..yet again...can't wait to see how! No worry here....:)

*Pray for us as we contemplate a future adoption...nuff said for now about that:)

*Pray for peace in my heart and strength to perhaps travel ALONE to Bulgaria..no peace about that yet!

*Pray for our sweet Bulgarian princess..that she is happy, well-fed, and healthy! That God would somehow prepare her heart to accept us as Mommy and Daddy..

*And for all those waiting for referrals...may God move swiftly to bring justice to these little ones..through your open arms!


  1. How sad that there are such evil people out there, ruining an adoption for a child! i will probably go private too once we get a referral, too sad. Praying for all of you going to court, can't wait to see pics and see her in your arms. Your sister in Christ, Celeste

  2. I am so sorry that your family is being targeted by mean spirited people. I will never understand those who seek to stop adoptions :(

    I'm praying for your paper work and for your court date! Just 3 more weeks!!!

    I went to Bulgaria alone. It's really not bad. I think that you will enjoy the 1:1 time with your new daughter.

    Let us know if you decide to do a fundraiser or anything. I will gladly spread the word for you.