We truly are a family redefined. We are husband, wife, son, daughter, step children, biological and adopted children and most importantly, Children of God.

A friend pointed out that I needed to update my blog header. After our adoption from Ethiopia, I had updated it stating how the adoption of Sara Joy completed our family. Well... the journey continues. After much prayer, we have decided to follow what we feel is God's calling for us...we went to Ghana with the intention of adopting a four year old girl, Isabella Hope. Little did we know that she would be the catalyst to bringing home not only her, but her half brother and sister. We will now be adding not only Isabella Hope to our family, but also Mary Grace (9) and Gilbert (6) who we will transition to the name Nathaniel Timothy. The shock is wearing off and the JOY and EXCITEMENT are overwhelming. Now truly, our family is complete. The great part of journeying with God, is that it's always an adventure. He knows where we are going, and for us it is all a marvelous surprise. Looking forward to sharing our family adventures as we walk daily through life and as we venture off to Ghana to bring home Mary, Nate and Isabella! It's always an adventure redefining our family!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Knocked out!!!

I thought I would share these pictures with you. I thought it was so cute. Anna came home from school last night and fell asleep on my bedroom floor. I looked back and there they were... Anna and Pearl resting together. Anna was completely out of it. Pearl was just joining her for the rest.

An update on Cameron - his little virus (aka HIGH fever) only lasted 24 hours. He had no other symptoms associated with it, and was back to himself by Monday. Strange, but I'm glad it was not something more serious.

Adoption: We are waiting on our home study completion. Hopefully we will hear something about that soon! Pray we make it through this phase of the process quickly! We are also waiting on our FBI criminal background clearance. I called on Monday and they didn't have a record of our fingerprint application in the system. Let's hope it is there and they are just backlogged. Maybe I will call again today.

Please pray as I contemplate some other areas of how I can be of service - how I can minister to others. There is a particular area that won't leave my mind. As I was talking to Tim about it today and said "I just can't get this out of my head!!!". He said that there was a reason for that. I'll spend some more time praying about it and asking God to lead where He wants me to serve.

In Christ,


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