Tuesday, January 22, 2013

on adoption.

first it was, "we're giving birth to trooper at home!"  

then, "we're going to homeschool!"

third, "we're moving to Georgia."

followed by...idaho...in the mountains.  alone.

{bless the hearts of our dear parents!}

we don't exactly try to be different.  we only follow where we think the Lord is leading us. i have to admit our decisions definitely open the door up for many questions and raised eyebrows.  and i wouldn't trade any of it for anything. 

adoption has been on our hearts for years.  it was just never time.  so, we didn't talk about it much to others.  

until now.

and, their eyes get big.  i've seen a jaw or two drop and i can't help but giggle.

it reminds me of the time in georgia when i was talking to someone...

"yeah...we just moved here a few months ago.  we didn't know anyone.  not one person.  and it's been the biggest challenge of our lives."  her reaction made me nervous and want to run home and hide.

but, that's the thing.  our eyes our fixed on Him.  not our circumstances, the what-if's or thoughts of other people.

to us children our a blessing.  a big one.  and there are so many hurting kids in the world. we must do our part.

i know that we will be changing the world for a little one.  but...that little one will no doubt, change our world.

we've just got the ball rolling.  our first visit is tomorrow with a family coordinator. .  

we are beyond excited! 

and our journey continues...

Father to the fatherless, defender of widows-
this is God, whose dwelling is holy.
God places the lonely in families;
he sets the prisoners free and gives them joy.
But he makes the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land. 

Psalm 68:5-6


  1. SO excited for you!! Praying for your adoption journey and can't wait to hear more <3
    Also waiting and praying for God to (re)open the doors of adoption for us as well..
    Did you read this yet? http://www.lwbcommunity.org/why-international-adoption-still-matters-2

  2. I'm so very happy for you!!! How exciting.....wish I was 20 years younger...!! or even 10 years younger!!

  3. praying for you ..... and what joy you will recieve and give.... so excited for you.. Have a great home visit

  4. Very exciting, going thru this with two of my sisters I know it is not an easy road but it is so exciting and so rewarding. I will pray for you and your journey. That child....that ONE, this is how the Lord is with us, and it does change the world. Way to go!

  5. I am SO thrilled for you! Praying for you all :)

  6. That's the thing, isn't it? Living for Him, obeying His call, and not worrying about what others might think of us. Can't wait to see your header picture change someday, w/ an extra little, bitty pair of boots or possibly other size? Praying for you all!

  7. Tears in my eyes as I read this! I am SUPER excited for you! Adoption has been on my heart for years, but my husband is not on board. I am so thankful you are following the Lord's leading in this!

  8. How exciting! I'm so happy for you all!!!

  9. i know just where you are in this wonderful journey to adopt. words can not explain how you feel...others don't grasp it unless they have being there. this is amazing journey,her or his little life will change and so will yours.
    the wait is the hardest part of all. but the moment they place that precious little one in your arms and the stress of the long wait is soon forgotten. it is amazing how the love and joy for the little one floods your heart the moment you hold him or her. "i was a stranger and you took me in". congrats on your new journey. Are you adopting international? we adopted from china twice. and my heart is open for more, if it be HIS will.


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