Some people have been commenting on how we have not blogged in a while about our adoption and it is not because we have not been thinking about our adoption, or because we have raised all the money we hoped, or because we have stopped giving thanks for all your support. Just the blogging had a pause.
I told Todd that we needed to blogging and he said what can we say but THANK YOU and please keep praying as we keep waiting. The waiting is not so bad but the not knowing is hard. The not knowing when the phone will ring and they will tell us we have been matched. The not knowing what year our child will be born, the not knowing is tough.
I am learning to live with the waiting. During the time of waiting we get to pray and talk to so many people about adoption. We get to share our passion about starting a family through adoption and what a great opportunity someone will have to share love by giving their baby up for adoption. We have a huge respect for our future birth parent in the decision they are making, to make the decision to give their baby up for adoption can not be easy but what a true act of unselfish love!
Todd and I ask that you please keep praying that we would be picked at the proper time by the right birth mother and that we would not only be patience with waiting but that we would be at peace during this time full of the unknown.
Thank you for all your love and support! It is amazing to see how much love is out there in this world and in our community of friends and family. We are blessed and we won't want to go through this journey of adoption without each of you!
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Do you enjoy a good cup of coffee in the morning?
I think there are many people out there that do and if everyone we know that drinks coffee ordered a bag of coffee from https://justlovecoffee.com/about/beneficiary/hopefaithjoyfamily/ it would be a huge blessing. A portion of all coffee ordered will go to our adoption cost. We are getting closer to being done with our bank loan (almost half way done paying that back) and that is a huge blessing!
We continue to wait in God's timing and grace to be pick as adoptive parents and while we wait, we continue to strive to pay off our loan. We thank all of you who have donated, bought a shirt, and prayed for us! You have no idea how much it means to us to have you praying for us and donating towards our adoption.
We continue to trust God and let Him have complete control over our adoption.
Please pass the link on to your friends and family to buy coffee, mugs, and other cool items and support our adoption! Happy Coffee Drinking to you! :)