Saturday, August 31, 2013

Please pray for us!

I think I speak truth when I say that it is a busy season for us.
Papa is busy with his full-time work plus fixing up our new house.
Baby is due in ~7 weeks.
We are seeing motion in our adoption process, and need to make time to do the work that we are supposed to do for that.

We have an unexpected opportunity... One that deserves careful consideration and lots of prayer. Also waiting. So many things require waiting!

In the midst of all this, we are working on building our marriage and our family. It is not easy! But it is good, and we are thankful for all that God has given us to bless and refine us during this time.

Thanks for your prayers!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

The Slow-Walk

If you think things have been quiet here, you're right.

There are a few things going on, adoption-wise, like getting our physicals apostilled, updating our application to the relevant ministry (prior to putting together our dossier), and still waiting on the home study process.

In other news, we embarked on a related adventure: buying and cleaning up a new house.  This is (for me, papa) where most of the action is these days.  We are making slow but steady progress, it's really a question of whether we will be able to be moved in for bio-baby #2's arrival.  This house is a bit bigger than our condo, but it is laid out wonderful well, with a very nice, open feel to it (the condo can be claustrophobic at time - there are too many walls per square foot).  Both the house and the condo are 3-bed 2-bath homes, but let me tell you, the house seems twice the size of the condo.  It's closer to my work, in a very nice neighborhood, and will be, I think, a great place for our family to be - once it's finished. 

Back to work.  Thanks for reading, and we hope to have some more adoption action in yet a little while. 

“I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Yet a little while and the world will see me no more, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. In that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you. Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.” - John 14:18-21

Our prayer for Garnet is that she (and we) will be kept by God for yet a little while, until we can come and bring her home, and then that we all would be kept for yet a little while until Jesus comes and brings us home.