Thursday, October 30, 2008

The paper chase begins...

DJ and I had our first meeting with our Social worker to begin our adoption journey. And though the meeting was good, the feeling is hard to put into words...
It was both exciting and overwhelming rolled into one (How's that for an explanation?) LOL!

DJ seemed to connect with our SW; they both identified themselves as introverts... Guess that leaves me odd one out :-) We are really looking forward to getting to know her more as we get rolling on the path set before us. It should be quite a ride :-)

We were given many forms and much information- just the beginning of the paper chase ahead of us. Many questions were answered. Although I have a tendency to jump the gun a bit, so some the questions asked can be more thoroughly addressed at future meetings.
I watched my introvert have some of his fear fall away and have it replaced with excitement and joyful anticipation. All in all the meeting helped us to feel a little more certain of what lies ahead.

In the meantime, we are holding on to God's promise..."I can do everything through him who gives me strength." Phillipians 4:13
We will keep you posted ...And we appreciate your prayers for our family's upcoming journey!

Another Month...

It is hard to believe another month has past by...We celebrate Harvest Time tomorrow; with friends, family, fun, games, and of course candy :) It should be a good time for all!

Then we slip into November and the start of the Holiday season...Taking time to reflect on all things we are thankful for and enjoying time with loved ones. Wanted to share some of the photos we took during our trip to the pumpkin patch this month.
Where does the time go? They are growing up so fast....:)

Friday, October 10, 2008

Family & Fall

This past weekend we enjoyed one another (well, mostly enjoyed..:) and all Gods Fall beauty. We took a road trip to Taylors Falls. We also stopped at a pumpkin patch on the way home, each of the kiddos hand picked their own unique pumpkin. It was a fun & glorious day!

Just the beginning...

It's been sometime since God prompted our hearts to consider growing our family through international adoption...
This past year we have prayed and talked, prayed and talked...And along the way, we have experienced excitment, fear, hope, doubt, trust, and back again:)
Together, we recently took our first step of faith and submitted our application to go forward. We have been given the green light to begin our homestudy and proceed in an Ethiopian adoption.
We covet your prayers. This journey is only possible with God, working through our ordinary, but willing family. It is our desire to completly trust Him and give Him all glory!