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, October 11, 2011

One answered prayer....

Received a call from admissions at Leader Dog this evening and they approved my application to receive another dog!  Thank goodness!  I have prayed about this as it is becoming more and more of a necessity.

No dog wil replace my Pearl, but I'm so thankful for the opportunity to get another Leader Dog.  

It's looking like January or February to go up to Michigan for the training.  Nothing like training in the Michigan winter weather - but very worth it for the opportunity to get another dog!  They have also agreed that I will be able to have a shortened training period - which will mean less time away from my family!  Very happy about that as well!

Sure do miss my Pearl!

In Christ,


Paula said...

Yay, that's great news!

Veronica said...

Such great news! I know you have been struggling. And although this new dog can't replace Pearl in your heart, I'm sure he/she will find his own place there!