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!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Kinda like.....

It's kinda like being a small child and watching Rudolph travel the globe on Christmas Eve delivering gifts to children. Something like that. Maybe a bit more exciting, because with this delivery is the start of a new life. A new life for a child who needs a family, and a new life for a family who would love another child.

12/11/2009 9:24 pm Transit through DHL facility
Leipzig, Germany

6:48 am Depart Facility Cincinnati Hub, OH

3:16 am Processed at DHL Location. Cincinnati Hub, OH

2:05 am Transit through DHL facility Cincinnati Hub, OH

12/10/2009 10:07 pm Depart Facility Washington - Ronald Reagan National, DC

10:05 pm Processed at DHL Location. Washington - Ronald Reagan National, DC

7:24 pm Departing origin. Washington - Ronald Reagan National, DC

2:48 pm Shipment picked up Washington - Ronald Reagan National, DC

Without getting too excited... this is where we stand! Our paperwork is ON THE WAY TO ETHIOPIA!!!

I wonder if our little Sara Joy has even the smallest of thoughts about the new life she will embark on. I wonder if she has any clue that her mom and dad are waiting for her. I wonder if God has created her. I wonder if God has spoken to her heart - telling her to wait, He is with her, but mom and dad are coming. I wonder.


Heather said...

Yeah! You posted an update. You know this is how I keep up with you. :)

So happy for you!


Jennifer said...

Great news...it's almost there!

Corinne said...

Such exiting news!! Now comes the hard part of waiting! Can not wait to see what God has in store for your family!