Abby Update: Today I am taking Abby to her monthly post chemo check up. For most of the month we are focused on living life and being a family. Today, Abby will see kids who are in the midst of a battle that she remembers all too well. Please say an extra prayer for those kids and their families. I will let you know Abby's test results later tonight. Abby looks great. We expect nothing but good reports, but we will never tire of getting good news.
After 3 adoptions I thought we had this thing down. I was wrong. Brent and I typically make decisions very quickly and never look back. This time we made lots of decisions that we thought made sense but never felt a peace about going forward (sending them the big bucks) . Several agencies closed programs or changed parameters right when we were praying about moving forward with them.
I have been watching people flock to agencies I love. The waiting lists have been growing exponentially. While I love knowing that so many families are stepping forward to adopt children who need a family, I didn't feel we should wait years for a child when so many orphans need a family today.
Finally we are moving forward. Our request to adopt should be with our foreign facilitator THIS week. They have 2 months to make their decisions but we are hoping it is much sooner.
Our kids are bouncing off the walls excited. They can't wait to meet their new brother or sister. Abby is still praying daily for a baby brother and Hannah wants a little sister. Landis just wants to finally be a BIG brother.
Thank you for praying for our growing family.
I can't believe how grown up Abby looks.
Still playing picture catch up. We are trying hard to eat healthier. I was thankful
that she loved the pencils and ignored the candy. Healthy eating and a public
school education seems like an impossible combination some times.
Five is such a sweet age. Landis wanted me to meet all of his friends.
I can't wait to watch him take on the role of big brother.
Would you please pray for and get the word out about a very special little boy. He desperately needs a "Ukraine paper ready" family to commit to adopt him immediately. Please pray that his dreams come true. http://www.nogreaterjoymom.com/2011/04/so-so-urgent.html