My Family

My Family
Summer 2015

Saturday, January 10, 2015

For Joshua and Emma--

The New Year, 2015 has arrived.
Another big year ahead and exciting things on the horizon.
As we step out in faith and move forward to bring our kiddos home, (see previous posts if you want the full story) we realize once again that God has a plan so much bigger than us.
Paperwork is well underway, and being processed overseas as I write this.
Christmas has come and gone.
And now we wait.
We are estimating traveling to get them in April or May of this year.

We have had people who wanted to know how they could support us in this process so here is our "list":
1. TONS of Prayer.  For the process.  For the kids hearts while they wait. For us to make necessary preparations.  For Travel as it approaches.--God Hears our Prayers.

2.  Continued adoption costs--
We anticipate our total adoption costs to be in the range of $50,000+.  Just being real and honest.
I would imagine some jaws just dropped.
I would imagine some people are thinking we've lost our minds.
But, we are not kidding when we say "God's got this".
It's so insurmountable, that we have nothing left to do but trust that He will come through.

God's Word says,

"Yours, Lordis the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yoursYoursLordis the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all." (1 Chron. 29:11)

We felt called to the privilege to adopt these two kids, and have to trust God had the whole picture in mind.  What seems like a barrier to us, is nothing to Him.  He Will recieve the Glory.

If you feel led to help you can make a Tax Deductible donation and  DONATE HERE (Look for Emma and Joshua in the dropdown list)

3.  Remodeling some portions of our home to adapt some rooms.  Costs unknown at this time.  apx. $2-3,000? (local peeps that want to help with some labor are welcome--we hope to start in the next month or so)
4. Occasional childcare when they get home.  They are older, but won't be able to be left alone right from the start at least for a little while.
5.  More Prayer.

So if you would like to help, we would be beyond grateful.  It was not our intention to "ask" but we had people telling us they wanted to help in this way.

Every penny we raise will go directly to Emma and Joshua's journey to bringing them home.  The non-for profit organization we are using, Shepherd's Crook, doesn't take any overhead costs.  And all donations are tax deductible.

We made a little video...
We hope you enjoy "meeting" us and seeing just a glimpse of our family and the journey we've been on:

So is it ok with you if we lay out our need?
It's a very humbling process.

Here are our "babies"...waiting.
Let's get them home shall we?

which means
Jehovah is Generous


which means
(but it is also the name we chose for our first son before he was born so it has been in our family for a long time and is also my mother-in-law's name)