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Take time to dance

My husband and I just needed to dance this evening. Life is hard sometimes.

The past couple of days I have been reflecting on Proverbs 3:5-6

“Trust in the LORD with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all of your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight.”

What does it mean to trust God with all of your heart?

For us it means stepping out in faith and starting our own business in a time when it is economically difficult. It means adopting two children, when we already have three children.

In all of our ways acknowledge him…so even when life is hard and deals you tough blows…we will keep acknowledging him.

God is leading our family and I am so thankful that I can stand firm to His promises…He is working for our good, he has not abandoned us, he loves us and we are his children.

It’s official…


I sent off all the paperwork today!

What’s next?

We wait for about two weeks until all of it reaches Ethiopia. Then we wait for a referral call or email saying that they have two little boys or a boy and a girl for us.

Then we wait for a court date…

Then we travel over there to get them.

Time frame?

I have no idea! We could have them this summer or this fall. There are so many factors in international adoption that you are to expect the unexpected.

I feel “paper pregnant” as one of my friends referred to it. I don’t think I will even have to wait 9 months…AND I won’t have to get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom:)

If you can’t tell…I am really excited!

What happens when…

You leave your two year old coloring at the table to help your other child clean up her room.


Adoption Update

We are sooooo close to being able to send in our dossier! I am waiting on two forms then we notarize everything and write some checks….ooooo….I am excited!

I was looking at pictures yesterday from a woman who went to one of the orphanages in Ethiopia over Christmas. I started crying when I saw all those children and then it hit me that two of them could be ours…I actually could be looking at my child and not know it. Overwhelming.

With no mail running today, my goal is to send everything out on Wednesday. I just want to be done with the paperwork…for now anyways.

I have been working on my blog for my Wings products. Nothing fancy…but just a way to show everyone all of my nursing shawls, bows and head scarves. I hope to be able to tell you all the address very soon. Then you can share it with everyone you know!

Also, I have an Adoption fund raising garage sale in the works. It will be in May, so gather all of your extras in your home and save it for us! You will feel so much lighter thinning out all of those closets and it will go for a great cause too! More details to come…


I finally signed up…

Well, not really – Carl did it for me.

He was kind of tired of being responsible for telling what what going on in the cyber-world out there. (like friends having babies…etc.)

I came home one night and flipped open the laptop to find myself signed into my account.

Facebook is a crazy networking environment.

To all my bloggy readers…I still like this environment better. Have no fear, I am still here.

We have sick kids this week and I have a head cold. The sun will shine tomorrow and hopefully it will be warmer and they all will have smiles on their faces!