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, January 21, 2011


Today has been full of doubt, anger, fear...and a whole bunch of other yucky emotions...AND I've felt physically "ill"...

What's going to happen? Will God come through? Will we look like idiots?(no pride issue there!)

I hate the unknown, and well, NOT being in at least SOME control of the situation! It would help if I had some skill or talent that I could "sell", and work at home...but I don't...AT ALL!

I'm NOT crafty, creative, and I don't bake or cook(at least nothing that I could actually in good conscious sell someone)...so me bringing in extra income to help out is unlikely.

So...I feel guilt too now....this sucks!

PLUS, I have to go to the Dr. on Monday for a "mystery" pain that needs to be checked out....great!

It's just one of those days.....


  1. Hang in there! We all know how "those days" feel! Hoping tomorrow seems sunnier!

  2. Hugs to you! I hope that you feel better soon both emotionally and physical!!!

  3. Hugs Renae! I think that's totally 'normal' - to feel that way (especially when you have physical pain to deal with too!) ... you should check out the online auction we did - I bet you could do something like that too! :)

  4. I'm kinda feelin the same. Our Dossier was submitted last Monday-no word on Friday. :o( What if we're rejected? What if our paper work is not acceptable? We always wonder what our income will be, year to year. We quit worrying about it years ago. I would think if your income qualifies now while doing your HS, why do changes have to be reported after it's all written and done? Sorry for rambling here. :o)

  5. Renae,

    Good Cop - Honey, you are an amazing woman who has had A LOT on her plate! Keep listening to Him whisper in your heart and you will know what comes from Him.

    Bad Cop - I do not receive the word "idiot"...ever! Take that word back right now because that is the only thing coming from the enemy himself!

    I am hoping today you receive answers from the doctor. I pray God's hand is covering that appointment and bringing healing your way.

    Sending love and hugs your way,