Thursday, August 28, 2008

Homestudy approved!

Our homestudy has been approved! One more step toward our new little one waiting in Thailand...we're coming, baby!
I found this poem on a friend's blog...a beautiful vision of what's about to happen again in our lives.

Every call has a beginning
A quiet moment when God whispers a promise to a mother’s heart
A holy place where a father bows and faithfully accepts the journey set before him.
A miraculous morning that unexpectedly dawns…
Casting its first light on a chosen threshold.
A gentle knock..a closed door opens.
A sacred invitation sent by the Father..
Leads to the other side of the world.
Where lonely hearts stare out orphanage windows
Praying for someone to care..
And then one morning,
On an ordinary day
An orphan’s life changes...
God sends them a second chance...
Through you..

--author unknown

Friday, August 22, 2008

LIFE

LIFE: L=Learning, I=Intercession, F=Friendship, E=Evangelism

Almost every Friday morning since January, I have met with a group of ladies to study God's Word. We studied the book of Ecclesiastes, and recently finished a study on motherhood. I am so blessed to have been part of this group. These ladies have motivated me to read the Bible more, study verses, and apply what the Bible says to everyday life. And by the time Friday rolled around, I was ready for another dose of LIFE. Our group met last weekend for a BBQ, along with our husbands and children. We had a great time talking, laughing, playing bocce ball and, of course, eating.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

We're innocent!

Yes, the State of Michigan finally determined that Jamie and I are free of any criminal record. Since it took them 5 times as long as it should have...I started to wonder if I'd done something I forgot about! So, now the homestudy just has to be approved by our adoption agency, and once it's approved...hopefully next week...we can ask to "hold" a child. We think we know which child it will be, but we'll have to wait until our agency gives us the final OK. We'll keep you posted.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Dog Days of Summer

Literally! Our friend's lab had 11 puppies! And we moms think we have it rough...although, the dog only has to have her pups around for 6 weeks! But the pups were adorable, and the kids just loved playing with them. No...we are not getting a puppy!