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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Adoption

We are halfway through our adoption training classes.  In reality, the process is moving quickly, but in many ways it seems painfully slow.

As we approach this holiday season the largest part of our focus will be family. And there will be plenty of that to focus on! My brother and his wife have four children, while my sister and her husband have three of their own. Quentin and I have our three, his sister has a pair of girls and then all of our brothers and sisters who don’t have kids…it makes for a house full of aunts and uncles, cousins and grandparents, moms and dads and friends and lots of fun.  When we think about the children we are expecting, we so badly want them here. I don’t want them to have another holiday without their forever family! However perfect God’s timing is, it still pains me to imagine those who don’t know what it means to cry and have someone come to feed them and pick them up. There are over 400,000 children living in foster care in the United States and over 100,000 of them cannot return home because of neglect or abuse.   These numbers are overwhelming. While I can’t take them all, I can hardly wait for the one or two that God has for us.  This is the part that makes the waiting seem so long.  

While we wait we are:

*Saving as much money as we can. We don’t know the ages or exact needs the children will have.  Will we need bunk beds, or a bunk bed and a crib? Car seats? Clothes?  So many unkowns….

            *We are praying over and adjusting our schedule to accommodate small children.

*Finishing house projects that have been hanging over our heads. (I will have pictures of our progress soon.)
              
*Talking with friends and family to make sure we have a good support network in place.


              

“God setteth the solitary in families” Psalms 68:6

7 comments:

Maryu said...

Nifty bar stools. You might try low tack masking sheets for your next stencil project. I use Eclipse tape (it's actually about six inches wide). Prevents bleeding.

Maryu said...

What are you learning in adoption classes?

Teresa said...

thanks for the update! I love to keep informed, so I can pray for the process and for the little person who is awaiting being adopted into your family! love you always

Lauren said...

as always you and the ones waiting for you are in our prayers!! We love you guys!

Thomas said...

thanks for the update. love family time. May you get your hearts desires:) I will pray for your little one(s) during the holidays.
Their ever loving Aunt CeCe

Munir said...

A common problem with many bedrooms is they’re untidy and it’s difficult to keep them clean. With this type of bunk bed, you have a work area and sleeping area all in the same place so it’s much easier to keep clean and tidy.
As the quality of bunk beds continues to improve, many innovative features have been added to make these beds much more than just a place to sleep. Bunks beds with desk models are typical of the features that make these products much more than just a bed.

My Many Moments said...

How exciting! We are saving our pennies like crazy...seriously. Even between the couch! Adopting from Ethiopia is costing us 30,ooo. All is possible with God!