Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Got some sick girls over here. Poor Emma has shingles and Erin just can't kick a nasty cold. Unfortunately, I think Elli is starting to get the cold too. As much as I hate them being sick- they are super cute.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


I really haven't cried or wigged out too much about the adoption slow down in Ethiopia. I know that God has the hearts of kings in his hands, but tonight as midnight began to roll around my heart became super heavy. Now I don't get the "cry face" like some sweet people I know, but I am having a hard time shaking this heavy feeling. I decided to check the time in Ethiopia...midnight here is 8am there...the new procedures are taking place. Families who have had referrals in hand will wait for court dates. Babies will be in orphanages longer. All is not well in God's creation-it hasn't been for a good 6,000 years. There is a problem. The spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places are working hard to get us to not trust our mighty King. We pray for the truth to come out through this process, we pray that the adoptions that are done in a righteous way will continue to move along quickly. We pray that the name of our LORD will be glorified through our adoption and the adoption process in Ethiopia. We pray for HIS will to be done on earth as it is in heaven.

I don't know for sure that we will bring 2 little Ethiopian boys home. I do know that the Lord has called us to adopt and that he has put Ethiopia on our hearts. I also know that I am learning more and more to walk by faith and not by sight. I am glad we serve such a mighty God.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Friday, March 4, 2011

but how cool

is this


in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge HIM and he will direct your paths." Prov 3:5

This article explains why Ethiopia is slowing adoptions down to a snails pace. On the one hand, we are thrilled that they are acting to ensure that every adoption above board. On the other hand, if there is very little movement out of the orphanages, that leaves little room for those who are orphans to find a place of shelter and substance (many of the children being adopted are suffering from malnutrition). On a personal note, an almost 90% reduction is alarming to us when some families have waited 18 month plus when the system was moving along.

Those things weigh on our hearts tonight, but we know we can trust in the HIM who is able to do exceedingly more than we ask or imagine.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


we are moving right along...a few bumps here and there. We got our fingerprinting appointment and thanks to some good advice from my sister, Aimee and some wonderful people at the immigration office we were able to get our fingerprints this morning. Scott only works a half day on Tuesday so this was a great way to save his vacation time for our trips to's hoping they fall in this calendar year.