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!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Care Package

It is now down to two months and one day until Sara is our daughter.  We are so excited about it.  We got all of our travel material yesterday in the mail.. how exciting!  We are SOOOO looking forward to that day. 

In the meantime, while we are waiting, I got to do a little shopping for our Sara Joy.  A family from SC is going to Ethiopia in August and we will get to send a package with them to give to our Sara!  Since we have never gotten to actually "see" her, we are not sure what size clothes and things like that she is wearing.  I really wanted to send her a nice, soft stuffed animal and some pictures of our family, but I could not find a stuffed animal that was soft enough.  So, I found a little blanket with "I love you" and a cute little giraffe on it.  It was pink and perfect for our Sara.  So, that will be heading over to Ethiopia for our little girl, with love from her family. 

I'm so excited to be able to send these things over to her AND hopefully that will mean more pictures of our little Sara Joy.  The thought of more pictures of her just makes me smile!  I can't wait to see how she has grown and changed and see how much more beautiful she has become (if that is at all possible!!!).

I guess it is the little things that make you happy when you are waiting for your little girl to come home!

In Christ,

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