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, July 9, 2010


Like cold water to a weary soul is good news from a distant land" Proverbs 25:25

I was feeling severely under the weather today and was home from work.  My work cell does not get good reception in our house - the phone rang once and went to voice mail.  I looked at the number and didn't recognize it.  They left a voice mail.

I listened to the voice mail and it was our adoption coordinator.  She asked that I give her a call.  I thought it was strange... she didn't say why she wanted me to call her.

So, I called her back.  WE HAVE A COURT DATE!!!  I nearly fell off the front porch (I get good reception on the front porch :)  Our court date is 28Sept2010!!!  We will hopefully be Sara's official parents on that date!!!  I'm teary-eyed just typing this!  The last thing I expected today was a phone call regarding our court date!  What a WONDERFUL surprise. 

So, now we know.  The bad thing is, this week is a terrible week for me to be out of work.  We are having an audit that week that was scheduled months ago.  It will start the 27th and end Oct 1st.  I will be gone the entire time.  I had prepared my boss for this possibility, but really never expected to be in Ethiopia the ONE week I am truly needed at work.  Well, I had said all along that this comes first... whenever it comes.  This allows me to live up to that statement.  And of-course, this DOES come first.  I am SO very excited that we have a court date!!!  Sara should be home with us for Thanksgiving!!!

I am so thankful to God for giving us this daughter!!! 

The countdown is on!!!

In Christ,


Paula said...

Charity, I am so excited for you! What great news!

p.s. We get horrible cell reception in our house, too. :)

Corinne said...

Congratulations Charity ! I am sure ou are thrilled !

vjanak2001 said...

Wonderful news! I know you just can't wait to meet Sara Joy!

So, will you be traveling twice then? Once for court, then later to bring Sara Joy home? I know there have been changes since we looked at the program.