The last 21 days has been the hardest part. Now that we are so close to the end, to meeting our girls, each day that goes by with them still sitting in the orphanage is breaking our hearts.
The last month has been INSANE! I’ll do my best to break it all down for you guys in a hopefully-not-too-long-so-you-will-read-all-of-it blog. God continues to show his sovereignty.
It’s no secret that naming a child is a huge responsibility. After Blake and I learned that we were matched with 2 precious little girls to adopt into our family, we began thinking about names.
We got an adoption match! That’s right folks, we now know who will be joining our family! And, much to our surprise, it’s not one little boy, like we were expecting…it’s twin girls!
I am suddenly shocked by poverty once again. Just when I think I’ve grown accustomed to seeing poverty and caring for orphaned and vulnerable kids, the Lord grabs my attention.
I heard a statistic recently that made this known fear all the more reality once again. Lindsay and I have thought about it a lot. This statistic is horrible for us for many reasons.
I recently returned from an awesome trip to Guatemala and Nicaragua. We learned so much and heard incredible testimonies about how God is moving through these churches and ministries.
It’s officially Spring and we couldn’t be more excited for the obvious reasons and our Both Hands project! This has been in our thoughts and prayers since last year, however we figured it’d be best to wait until Spring to actually do it.
So after all the paperwork was done, county and state certified, and our I-800A was approved, all that was left was to raise enough money to submit our dossier. We sold Christmas ornaments as a fundraiser, and it was a HUGE success!
In the past month we’ve been focusing on home study and fundraising. We’ve finished all the required home study paperwork and we’re so thankful for all who participated in the fundraisers. Now for the mountain ahead.