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A lot of you have been asking how I'm doing after my recent announcement that our adoption has gotten pushed back. (We were planning to start paperwork last month and got rejected due to income). Well, I'm doing better than I expected. I have a peace. I know that God has a plan for us. A bigger plan than I can imagine. Want to know something CRAZY? I think we have about decided to have another little one of our own before adopting. I KNOW. When I was pregnant with Zoey, we had decided … [Read more...]

major adoption set back

I'm sitting here all snuggled up in my bed with a warm blanket and cup of chai tea. My babies are napping and tears are streaming down my face as I try to wrap my mind around rejection. We were rejected to start our adoption. OUCH. The place we are in is tough. When hubby quit his comfortable, well paying church job (I know, that's kinda an oxymoron right?) to move us back to Oklahoma I had no idea it would be this difficult to get settled. We went a full year without a job. He led … [Read more...]

my incomplete family

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I find myself getting very anxious sometimes to get our family built. It feels so incomplete. We have our little firstborn, who is completely awesome and we're kinda obsessed with her. We meet little sister in 6 weeks (yeah....6 weeks from today!). But still. It feels incomplete. With waiting out the final weeks of this pregnancy and our pending adoption, it makes me restless. But then I kick myself for trying to rush it....because wow they grow up SO fast! Look who is already swimming by … [Read more...]

open for advertising!

As we are approaching our first adoption, the costs can be a little overwhelming. We're talking like $30,000 overwhelming. So we have to get creative! We are brainstorming up all kinds of cool ideas to raise the funds to bring home our babies, but it won't be easy and will take time. So, it's official. I'm opening up my blog for advertising!!! Every penny of the advertising money will go straight into our adoption fund. Even though we haven't even started paperwork yet, even that costs money. … [Read more...]

Ethiopia Call to Action

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Recent news out of Ethiopia has us saddened and anxious for our pending adoption.Β  Nothing is confirmed yet, but The Ethiopian Ministry of Women's Affairs is claiming plans to cut international adoptions up to 90%. Currently, they are processing around 50 adoptions per day, and claim as of today - March 10 - they will only process 5 per day. This is BAD news for soon to be adoptive parents of an Ethiopian baby. The agency that we have most likely decided to work with, are saying they are … [Read more...]

my eyes were opened.

It was something about that day. The day my eyes were opened. The day we committed to adopting. The day that it became real. The Orphan Crisis. I had always had a heart for children. For the hurting, the less fortunate, the fatherless. But I'm not sure it really made sense to me until I was a mother myself. Until I held my 9lb 5oz, 2 week late, amazingly strong baby girl in my arms for the first time. Then I understood the crisis. All children need love. Need a home. Need a … [Read more...]

love is greater than blood

I have always dreamed of having a big family. Having children, and lots of them is something my hubby and I have always talked about from the beginning. It wasn't an option for us not to. I always knew I was called to do something great. But I was never sure exactly what that was until hubs posed the question to me: "what if we adopted?" My heart melted the day he said those blessed 4 words to me. I knew this man was more than perfect for me. It had always been something I was interested in, … [Read more...]

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