Monday, August 22, 2011


I share about adoption and adoption related articles, fundraisers and events a lot here. This weekend I had the privilege of listening to this message that talks about the beauty of and most meaningful adoption of all and wanted to share that it might encourage another the way it did me.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

A Win/Win!

UPDATE 8/19!!!! She is fully funded! Now to be connected to her Forever Family...pray that happens as quickly as her funds were raised!

I'm not posting this for entries....I'm not entering. But I had to share this CRAZY HUGE giveaway going on at No Greater Joy Mom all to help a precious girl be united with her forever family!

Meet Liliana.
Read more about efforts here.
She is eleven years old. She weighs 10 pounds. She needs to be rescued and loved forever!
And to help her family with the funds, No Greater Joy Mom has put together a giveaway like none I've ever seen before!

Here are just a few of the items you can win when you donate...
iPad (there are 2 to give away!)
$500 Target Gift Card
$500 Wal-mart Gift Card
Amazon Gift Cards
 iPod Nano
Kindle (there are 5 to give away!!!)
jewelry, purses, children's items...and MORE!

Go donate to this amazing cause HERE and enter!

Blessings and prayers for this sweet girl,

Thursday, August 11, 2011

A Year Ago...

A year ago today, we got the call. It was a moment in an ordinary day that changed everything!
It was of course a call we had been preparing for. And we expected it would most definitely change things. But, we had NO IDEA to what extent!

God has truly taught us so much about who we are, how He loves and what it means to follow His will over our own. It's really hard some days, but it's also really beautiful.

As for the waiting....well, that continues. Seems we still have lots to learn in this area. :)

I think the hardest part for me is often not knowing how to pray or even if it is safe to hope. But I do trust. I trust that He sees the bigger picture and has purpose well beyond my understanding. I will wait. And I pray I will do so well and in a way that brings Him glory...truth is, some days my feelings and frustration get the best of me...just ask my sweet husband and the dear friend whose ear has heard it all!

Bottom line though, God is faithful and He has allowed us a great privilege to play a part in His plan and be blessed by a home full of children and laughter and toys and tears and joy and love, while we do so...TOGETHER.

Peacefully Reliant on Him,

Monday, August 1, 2011

Do you ever forget?

"Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows." ~Matthew 10:29-31

Trying to remember,