Friday, October 18, 2013


Grace- Defined as "the free and unmerited favor of God"
At our wedding we all sang the Hymn "Great is Thy Faithfulness" That has been a constant theme running through our lives and our adoption journey.
We sent out some letters last week asking for help funding our adoption. We have saved up a bit and still have a good amount left to raise. When we have a tight budget already, thinking about these amounts seem daunting and unachievable. Then yesterday I got a text from a friend saying she had some good news for us. Then she called to say that she had shared our letter with a friend who was willing to help us with the funding. The amount he is willing to donate FAR surpassed anything we could imagined or expected, and he doesn't even know our family! Totally in shock and awe of Gods Grace and Faithfulness to us. Feeling overwhelmed and blessed. Humbled and unworthy.

We also had the opportunity to skype with this sweet expecting mom today. It was so hard to see her and not be able to hug her and touch her.... She is timid and hesitant, and rightfully so, there have been 2 families before us who have met with her and committed to her and her baby and then later backed out. She is afraid that we will do the same. We have said we are committed 100% to love her and her baby. But will you please join is in praying for peace for her in this time. She has way more on her mind then anyone should have to handle at once. We are trying to think of ways we can clearly show our feelings for her over the coming weeks, trying to not overwhelm her, but at the same time show we care and that we are 100% for her and baby.

Please join us in praying for her, for her heart and mind these last few weeks, for her unborn baby, for a safe labor and delivery.

Please join us in praying for the timing, at this point we are waiting for a call that she is in labor and then we will leave. Most likely if this happens we will not be there for the birth with travel time, she and her foster mom would really like us to be there as soon as possible, ideally for the birth. Please pray for Gods hand in the timing. If we are not able to be there right away that He would be there giving her peace in the waiting.

Please, if you are willing to partner with us financially details are HERE on how you can make a tax deductible gift. Or if you aren't concerned with that aspect there is a link on the top right to give also.

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