Thursday, November 12, 2009


This summer we spent the month of August applying for every possible grant that we qualified for to help fund our adoption. We spent weeks with paperwork up to our eyeballs, (good thing I'm a teacher because it was a full time job!) but we got them all finished and sent. We are so thankful because a few weeks ago we met with some board members of one of the grants in the Cities and were approved. Then, a few days ago we found out that we were approved for another grant! We don't know the amounts of either yet, but we feel very blessed!

Monday, November 2, 2009

The Wait

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

We've had lots of people asking how the adoption is going, and right now, all we can do is wait! As we wait, sometimes "the call" feels like it is coming any minute, other times it feels like it is light years away. This verse keeps coming to mind and has been so encouraging - He has a plan! It is already made, and will come to be in His perfect timing.

I am in this great Bible Study (Beth Moore) right now and was reading tonight about "how we are not called to live easy lives, but to live purposeful lives." I love this because so many times I just wish things were easier. But when it's all over, I would much rather have fulfilled my calling then serve myself.

So, I will wait and be greatful for this incredible journey and enjoy the ride!