"In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps." Proverbs 16:9

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Six Months DTE!

Today is our six month DTE anniversary, and I am embracing it with such excitement! I am so hopeful that this will be our last DTE anniversary and that we will soon be introduced to our son!

Peacefully waiting...

Saturday, September 25, 2010

We're Next!!

On Friday, our family moved into the NUMBER ONE spot on the waiting list for a baby boy! We're next... and we're thrilled!! We cannot wait to get "the call" and to know that our agency has matched us with a baby; to see his face, to know his name, and to know that he is ours. Just knowing that we are this much closer makes my heart so happy!

We would love to ask you to pray for our family and for our new son as we are eagerly waiting to be joined together!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Wearing our Hearts on our Sleeves

I wish sometimes that the wait for our child was more visible, like a growing pregnancy. Our son is growing each day in our hearts, but it isn't obvious to others like it would be if I were pregnant. So instead we wear our hearts on our sleeves, showing off our love for him and Africa, on our shirts!

Sunday, September 19, 2010


We are STILL here!

We are STILL "On Deck!"

We are STILL number TWO on the waiting list!

We are STILL waiting...

We heard from our family coordinator about two weeks ago that it may be the end of September or early October before there are any new baby boy referrals. The Transition Home run by our adoption agency has recently received a group of baby girls, but no baby boys yet. And because of the court closures currently going on in Ethiopia, the Transition Home is really full right now, since no new families are able to travel during this time. So, we continue to wait.

Honestly, its hard for me to believe that we began our adoption journey almost one year ago and STILL have not seen our son's face. We have been DTE for almost 6 months and STILL do not know the child God has chosen for our family. But even though this journey might be taking longer than I thought, it is so comforting to know that none of this is surprising to my heavenly Father. He orchestrated our steps long before we ever took the first one. His plans, His timing, His purpose is perfect.

So, while we continue to wait, I am STILL and at peace, trusting Him fully.