Friday, October 31, 2008

Prayers for adoptive family

Please keep a family in your prayers that is currently in Thailand trying to bring their child home. They are having some troubles and REALLY need to have something good happen for the sake of the child and their family.

We know God can move mountains and we really need Him to do that now.

Thank you for sending out your prayers for this situation.


Wednesday, October 29, 2008


My most favorite 6 letters in the alphabet!!! He is officially ours and we can travel as soon as November or December!!


More later!


Sunday, October 26, 2008

God gives you "yours"

In adoption there are many variables when discerning God's will for growing your family. My shopping trip with my sister today proved His hand has definitely been a part of the making of our family. (As if there really was any question??!!)

We managed to get to Walmart with only 1 child, the quietest, actually! Of course he is only 6 months old but that is beside the point!

We hit the dairy section, you know, the whole long row of skim milk, 2% milk, whole milk with generic brands, name brands, gallons, 1/2 gallons....

Molly is in front of me, so I have to wait because what she needs, I need and can only be found in one small section. I am busy cooing at my adorable nephew so I miss how much she takes out, until it is my turn.

The ONE row of Goat's milk is gone! I bend down and can see at least one way back, she knows what I need and offers to use her long arms to grab me one.

That is when it hits me! How crazy good is our God that we both can't use cow's milk with our kids.

Made even more impressive by the fact that my 2 kids are adopted--no biology shared to each other, hers are biological!!

A wonderful reminder of His Wally-World!!

I wonder what milk Munchkin #3 will be able to drink???


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Done Waiting

Well, here it is 8 days since my last post. There are many times in this process I need to walk away from thinking about it "out loud". I am however unable to silence it inside. There are times I am unable to think about much else other than the fact that I want to go bring my son home now. I want to see his face in person. I want to hold his hand. I want to see him playing with his brother and sister. I want to be the one tucking him in at night. I want to know he is healthy and not going hungry.

Peanut and Bug would have a comment or two on all those "wants".

Don't you hate it when your own words come back to haunt you?!

I would simply love to be doing all the above, soon.

Mostly because he has waited way too long.

Thank you for praying for us all.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


That is what time it is in Thailand on Wednesday October 8th. The Thai board that works very hard finding families for their children is meeting at this time. A social worker is presenting some information on us to hopefully be given final approval and a travel date. I am not sure if I will even be able to sleep tonight!

Please pray that we receive the final approval and travel date!

Now if we could only get our government to get their job done quicker......but that is a whole other post!


Sales Girl

Peanut and Bug were making bracelets and necklaces today with pop beads. I hear Peanut start "hawking her wares".

Bracelets, necklaces for sale.....please help bring my brother home....Bracelets, necklaces, cards....please help bring my brother home.....PLEASE WE REALLY WANT TO BRING OUR BROTHER HOME, WE NEED TO SELL THESE....

It appears the "customers" were ignoring her. Peanut DOES NOT like to be ignored!


Monday, October 6, 2008


Recently I was in the living room with the kids playing downstairs. A favorite fun activity is to put the nylon tunnel on the 6 stairs leading downstairs with pillows at the bottom for landing. This is what I heard.

Peanut-- Just wait until <#3's name> is here to slide with us!

Bug--He is going to have so much fun!

Peanut--Then he can hold this side and you can hold the other, while I slide. The we can take turns. It will be so much more fun!

I LOVE that he is already such a part of the family! And that they are just as excited to grow our family as we are.

I so look forward to the day I hear all three of them on the stairs!! (Even if I hold my breathe with each slide!)


Saturday, October 4, 2008

It's a BOY!!!!!!!!!!!

We are so excited to be starting this blog to keep our family and friends up-to-date with our journey to our 3rd child. This adoption is different for us than our last 2, our son found us first. He is what is considered a waiting child. Waiting for us, that is!

Papa and I have known about our sweet son waiting for us since August '07. We waited awhile to share our news, to make the wait slightly easier. It has now been 14 months of waiting for us!! And we are more than done waiting. However that IS the nature of the beast with adoption.

We are praying to have him home before Christmas. Even if that means flying home on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day!! Only time will tell whether God's plans agree with ours! Please pray with us that we will soon have our son in our arms forever. And that he is safe and healthy in Thailand as we waits for us.

Check back for more about our journey! And thank you for any prayers you can offer for us.