I feel like I haven't blogged in forever...I think it's because I really want to share all of the amazing details of everything, and I really can't just yet:( BUT, please know that all is going well, and if it continues to do so we should be bringing our baby home VERY soon! I can't wait to share it all with you, but for now I just ask that you please join us by praying for us:
*For our baby's birthmother
(a beautiful woman who we have grown to just love in these last few weeks!)
(to be safe, healthy, and strong)
(easy transition into being a big sister)
(that all will go smoothly and we will indeed get to parent this precious child!)
We are beyond excited and very anxious, too! But, each time I start freaking out, the Lord leads me to Scripture that gives me so much peace and confidence in HIS control over the situation. Two of my favorites right now:
6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
13 But he is unchangeable,[a] and who can turn him back?
What he desires, that he does.
14 For he will complete what he appoints for me,
and many such things are in his mind.
I am reminded the I have NO control over this situation. It is pretty much out of my hands at this point. But, I feel like God is telling me it is ok to embrace the excitement at this point in our journey. I know it may not end like we are hoping, but God is ultimately in control, and I can trust HIM to guide not only the outcome but also my emotions. So yes, we are so excited and trusting in God's perfect plan that He has already laid out before us. I'm
so thankful we serve the God who goes before us to prepare the way and to prepare our hearts. So, as you are praying for us, please also join me in PRAISING God for going before us!
Also, I know many of you have asked how can you help, so we have a new fundraiser if you would like to be involved. DH has created this awesome shirt design (pictured below), and we will be taking orders until July 15th! The funds raised go towards our adoption costs and our dear friends' adoption costs (they are in the process of adopting from South Korea!) Shirts are $15 ($18 if they need to be mailed out.) Just email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org with how you'd like to pay (PayPal, check, cash, etc.) and let me know sizes.
I also still have some CDs left if you would like to purchase one of those to benefit our adoption costs. Cost is $10 ($12 if shipped.)
Thanks so much for your support of our journey-by your words of encouragement, sharing in our excitement, praying for us, and those who have been able to give. We are so very blessed and cannot say thank you enough!