Posts Tagged ‘Encouragement’

The End is Coming

Although Alex and I have been anticipating adopting at some point for about as long as we’ve known each other, there are two families in our church who God used to push us from the dreaming stage to the action stage.  They have walked this road no less that 10+ times between them.  Not only […]

Dear Friends of Waiting Adoptive Parents: Some Things to Know (repost)

We are beyond blessed with a rich community of friends, family, and church community that are constantly seeking to show support to us in our adoption.  Don’t get me wrong, WE LOVE THAT.  Adoption can feel like a long, lonely road, and few things are more encouraging then when the people around us take an […]

Count It All Joy

Like many of you, Alex grew up with the kids’ Christian radio drama, Adventures in Odyssey.  I am quite certain that his entire family has most of them memorized, as we never have a family gathering without hearing some quotes.   Once, the four of them (Alex and his three older siblings) and a few […]

The “What If?” Game

It’s 5:30 in the morning, and today we have our first home study visit.  And strangely enough, the reason I am wide awake so early is not because I’m nervous about it.  Sure, I’m anxious to complete this next step in the process, but I’m no longer incredibly nervous about trying to say the right […]

Adoption is Spelled W-A-I-T-I-N-G

Today, the waiting started to drive me insane get to me, and led to spontaneous calls to harass our Adoption Agency Lady.  Blame 7th Heaven. Lately, most of my free time has been spent crocheting, thanks to all of you.  Seriously, thanks!!  You are keeping me busy which is keeping me sane.  At the moment, […]

Fundraising Friday!

Financially-speaking, this has been an encouraging week for our adoption process!  So far we have received quite a few coffee orders, and enough Etsy orders to keep me extremely busy.  That in itself would be enough to keep us very thankful, but we had a first this week.  This week, we came home from class […]

Fundraising Friday (er, Saturday …)

Yesterday was a crazy day, so we’re coming in a day late with Fundraising Friday.  Better late than never, right? Fundraising this week as been all about Etsy.  Oh my word.  THANK YOU for all the Etsy orders!  There have been just enough to keep me busy crocheting in any free time, but not so […]

The Jump & The Journey

About this time last year, a man named Felix completed the most insane high dive the world has ever seen.  He stepped out of a spacecraft (Yes, I said a SPACECRAFT.) and free-fell more than 120,000 feet back to Earth … from space.  He had done the training – four years of it, in fact […]

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