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, January 18, 2012

A Little Bummed.....

So, I was apparently WRONG in quoting that we are Number 2!!! We are Number 3 of the families requesting ONE little girl, and there are around 3-4 families ahead of us requesting 2 children, putting us at Number 6 overall....make sense? I was totally confused...

Our coordinator explained it this way....the families requesting two children COULD opt for just ONE child if they choose(which of course would leave us at the higher number on the list) OR, they could just say they'll wait for two...which leaves us at number 3....it just depends on how the referrals for the children come in.....ages, gender, etc...is all unpredictable of course...

SO who knows WHEN we'll get a referral...but the GOOD news is that new referrals are still coming in as I type this! WOO-HOO!!!

My concern is this....court is about two months after referral, and then embassy SHOULD be two months after that, but the way the embassy process is going(delays, RFE's, etc.), that part of the process may take longer than expected, and what I DON'T want to happen is to have this drag out until August, when everything shuts down in ET...and have to travel right at the beginning of school or shortly after.

SO, getting a referral this month or even in February would be ideal to HOPEFULLY keep us from having to deal with the rainy season shutdowns, etc....

Like I can control ANY of this... LOL!!!!!:)

Would you just pray for us....that if it would please the Lord and bring Him glory, that we might receive our referral quickly?

I would also add that I'm beginning to already DREAD the flights over there... TERRIFIED of flying(or actually just DYING by airplane crash!!) And it looks like there really is no way I'm going to get out of flying on THREE DIFFERENT planes.....!! YIKES! But that's another post...;) But you can start praying NOW....:)


  1. will be praying! and just so you know..I HATE to fly. really. HATE it. makes my heart beat fast even typing this...so if I made it. so will you! my rules #1 don't look out the window. ever. #2 Find someone who looks like the fly all the time and watch them. if need be tell them you are scared and are watching them (Bekah and I really did that!) #3 take drugs to make you sleep. #4 drink wine. #5 take xanax.

  2. praying!! We were number 9 on a list of families waiting for a baby from a TX maternity home in 2001. We said we'd take any race, any disability, boy or girl!! LOL!! They said it would most likely be a boy who was black. That was fine, so we chose boy names and waited! Well 2 months later it was a girl!!-bi-racial with FAS that all 8 of the other families said no to! Their loss. She's 11 years old and her name is Faith Blessing! :o) God knew!