I don’t know if you have noticed but I haven’t updated our blog in a few months. You probably didn’t notice because you have your own lives to worry about!

Anyways, there is a reason for the hush on my end. We have news and its all I have been thinking about. However, we weren’t quite ready to share until, NOW…..

We are adopting a baby! 

Who? When? Where? Why?

There are a lot of questions that you might have that we don’t have answers to. To be honest, we have lots of questions too, and not very many answers. What we do know is that the Lord has clearly led us to adoption and been faithful to direct each step of the way. We are pursuing private domestic infant adoption. We became active in September and a precious, brave birth mom could choose us today or in 6 months or any other time. What we trust is that God is orchestrating a perfect time for our family’s journey to intersect with a brave birth mom’s journey and we will have a tiny baby in our arms to love for a lifetime.

Here is what we have learned so far… Adoption is hard, messy, beautiful and crazy expensive.

But, the picture of adoption that we see in the Gospel is clear to us. We were adopted into God’s family not because of what we had to offer, but simply because He loves us. He knew making us his children would be costly. In fact, it cost Him his life. But he said we were worth it. And we are positive that adopting a precious baby into our family is worth the unknowns and the long journey ahead.

Just as we were becoming overwhelmed by the task at hand, God reminded us we are not alone. My best friends decided to come alongside us in fundraising. They launched this website:

Who gets friends like this????? I don’t deserve God’s kindness to me, that is for sure. But I am darn thankful for it!

Would you take a minute to visit our adoption website? You can read more of our story and see how you could support us in this journey!

We are thankful for you! And thankful our little secret is out! IMG_9529

One thought on “Surprise!

  1. smithcj says:

    Congratulations! What a lucky lil baby to have you for a family! Sending prayers for all of you as you grow as a family. With the gifts we were given – courage, hope, faith, and love . . . and so much more, Cindy

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