Saturday, April 14, 2012

Unexpected Surprise

We had the pleasure of meeting a fellow adoptive family. Their son has bilateral microtia like Jackson. Their daughter has atresia. Jackson was able to meet an older boy that looked like him. Jackson was able to look at his implanted Bahas! It was nice for Kurt and I to talk to another couple that have a family like ours. We were so excited to talk about some common experiences that we forgot to ask them their names!!! We are so embarrassed! So here is a shout out to the family we met! We hope if the family is checking out our crazy family in this blog That you will forgive our rudeness! We'd love to know your names!!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

hope for tomorrow

After much prayer and thoughts, late night talks, and then some more prayer, Kurt and I have requested to change adoption programs. We are in the process of changing from the Thailand program to the China program with WACAP. Although I know that it is the right decision for our family, it was very difficult to type the email to our Thailand caseworker. A few tears were shed. Maybe because it was additional closure on not being able to adopt Khloe. She will always be a part of our family. Her picture will continue to be tucked away in my bible and we will continue to pray for the little girl we called our own. We are thankful that God's mercies are new every morning! And it is because of HIM that we have hope for tomorrow! His promises that were spoken to our hearts are still the same! We have a little girl that waits for us across the great blue sea! We are excited to find her and bring her home to her forever family! Thank you to so many of you who have been praying for us! It is your prayers that helped us through the rough terrain of adoption. Thank you for standing in the gap for our family! Your prayers have been felt. During this time new scripture was revealed to me through another adoptive family. "A 423 Family" claimed this verse for their family. Jeremiah 42:3 says" ...that the Lord your God may show us the way we should go and the thing that we should do." Each morning when I woke up I would pray this for our is taped on my bathroom mirror. I am still in awe that we serve an amazing God who has a fresh new word for us no matter what trial we face! Would you still pray for us? Will you consider continuing to stand in the gap for us? Our prayer is that we will ALWAYS be willing to go wherever God calls us! Please pray for us as we continue to fundraise. Please pray for wisdom for us as we review files.