Saturday, July 30, 2011

We are starting.....

We are starting to raise money for our adoption. We our goal is $10,000 to fund raise over the next months or year to help us bring home our long awaited baby. At if any point we decide that this is not gods plans for us all the money we have fund raised will be donated to another family struggling to raise money for an adoption.

Our first up fundraiser......

We are selling gift cards to they sell on the website for $25.00 for a $50.00 gift card. We are selling them for $20.00 to help raise funds to bring home our baby. You can visit the website type in you zip and it will pull up restaurants in our area that you can get a gift card for. If anyone would like to purchase one just send us an email with how many and your address. Thank you to everyone for your support.

Court Up date

It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. ~Frederick Douglass

Jeremiah 49:11 "But I will protect the orphans who remain among you. Your widows, too, can depend on me for help.” (NLT)

Court did not go as planned and we are further away from knowing anything. We go back in September so we will see what is going to happen at that point. At this point we believe that they are made for another family however we are willing to keep them until that time and we are still keeping our eyes open to the idea of adopting them.

Thank you for everyone who is praying for us we can't say thank you enough.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Our first love

I can finally show you a picture our very first little one that we were able to hold. However a short time later God decided that at that time that he was not meant to be ours forever. At this point we still don't understand why however we are so grateful that we have been able to keep in contact and get to visit him.

Baby JL
When we first brought him home.

Just the other day 3 1/2 months old

"There Will Be A Day"

Please pray for us as we head to court on the 27th to find out our future with these 2 wonderful children.

These are from our camping trip a few weeks ago.

Thank You for everything you guys do for me. I can't say thank you enough for all of your support.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Ups and Downs

A lot of things having been changing in our life. Things are going ok and slowly improving with our current placement however we were suppose to have them until Dec however things are changing and we have some big decisions to be making in the near future. We have been praying and asking god to help us with the right timing to adopt. Adoption has been on our hearts for a long time and god has been leading us in this direction. However I don't always want what god want for me. I have always wanted to adopt at least one infant just to have the chance to go through all of those stages however I don't know that is gods plans for our first adoption. We have put the current adoption office that we were working with on hold when we got this placement. However I'm not sure of gods plans for us and am praying for guidance as what we are to do. If we are to add these 2 wonderful children to our family and to say no. I don't want to say no because I don't want to fail them like everyone else and I don't know if it is gods plan for them to stay with us or if they are meant for another family.

I sold my car and traded it in for a mini van before we found out about a possible adoption. I'll add a picture here later......

We have had an opportunity to visit with our first placement. He is 3 1/2 months now and getting cuter every time. However it is so hard to give him back every time. He was suppose to be ours forever at first however that was not gods plan and he took him away a short time later. I'm not sure the role god has intended for us in his and his family life but there is a reason for everything that has happened with this little one. We have been able to take him to church with us the last 2 weeks and his family has been asking questions about it which is amazing.

We also were lucky enough to have my family from South Dakota here over the last week. It was fun and went by way to fast..Wish they didn't have to leave....Here's some pictures. I'll post more later...Have to get the kids to bed.


Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."
-- Dale Carnegie

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


Light Shines in the darkness for the godly.
Psalm 112:4

Monday, July 4, 2011

Wordless Week

A Fire Tested Faith Is A Faith That Will Last