Saturday, August 28, 2010


This week has been an emotional roller coaster. We received news on adoptions in Rwanda. It is hard to explain but basically they will not be accepting any more dossiers (a completed file for adoptions) after August 31st. This is good and bad news. The good news is that Rwanda will be joining the Hague (which sets standards and regulations for all things adoption). This will make the adoption process down the road fast and easier for families. It also will protect the sweet children from child trafficking and fraud adoptions. The bad news is that there are rumors that it could take up to 2 years to complete the process. We have talked to our agency and they seem to think that where we are in the process is a good thing. They think that once we are ready to submit our dossier Rwanda will be ready, but we are still nervous. We simply want to adopt! We are unsure as to what the Lord is trying to teach us. The only thing that we know is that just this week we have been teaching Jackson Ephesians 5:20: "Always give thanks to God for EVERYTHING." As hard has it is, as badly as we want to be upset, and as confused and heartbroken as we may feel we are deciding moment by moment to give thanks. Thanks for the privilege of being parents, on the track of adopting, all the simple things he gives and takes away. We love Him and long to know Him more. His glory is our ultimate reward as hard as this life may seem at times it will be worth is all! We ask that you would join us in praying!
1. Pray for Rwanda and that the process for them will be quick and easy as they join the Hague.
2. Pray for the families adopting and in the waiting for the sweet children they long to hold and love forever!
3. Pray for the children that now have to wait in less than ideal situations for their loving families to adopt them.
4. Pray for us as we seek the Lord and decide what our next steps need to be in this process.
I could go on and on with requests but all we ask is that you would simply pray! Thanks so much and check back soon for updates as we know them.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

T-Shirts are almost ready=)

We have almost officially gotten the design ready for our T-Shirts! We are so excited about having them finally ready. Just wanted to let everyone know!! (If you would like one let us know!! We are going to be selling them for $20)

Continue to pray for our sweet baby=)

Sunday, August 1, 2010

What will you name her?

I just wanted to answer another question that we are often asked. "What will you name her?" I can answer that question with, we simply don't know just yet. It is a topic of conversation a lot around our home because we want to call her something other than "our sweet baby", etc. We really want to keep her name if it is something that we can keep but also want her to be a part of our family. With that said we plan on trying to keep her name and also adding our own as well. So for the time being she is our "sweet baby girl"! Hope that helps and keep praying for our "sweet baby girl"!

Thankful hearts!

WOW! The Lord is so good! We have been encouraged and overwhelmed by His continued encouragement through his people that adoption is the direction for us! The past few weeks our friends and family have poured out blessings upon us that let us know we are on the right track! We are getting closer and closer to our goal of $20,000. We still have a long way to go but know that the Lord will provide in due time!

Also we would encourage you all to continue to pray for us and our little one to be!