Posts Tagged ‘Waiting’

Prayer – To Those Who Wait

This post is a part of our Orphan Awareness Month series in November 2014 to advocate, educate, and spark discussion about topics relating to adoption and orphan care.  To check out the other posts in the OAM series, click here.   In the adoption/orphan care world, November is an important month.  The first Sunday of […]

Updates & Prayer Requests

Update: The good news is that the document we have been waiting on from the Embassy in Warsaw (the Article 5) is finished. The bad news is that we haven’t gotten it yet because our attorney, bless her heart, fell off a ladder and broke her nose and got pretty banged up. Needless to say, […]

DIY Two-Sided Wooden Playboard

Hello, friends! Since we are still waaaaaaaiting to hear about our court date and thus our travel dates, I thought I’d take a bit of a departure from our usual adoption updates for something a little different.  Since I have had a lot more free time than usual lately, I have been experimenting with some […]

Fun Facts

I have always found the study of other cultures to be fascinating, and have thoroughly enjoyed studying the Polish culture.  I decided to make a list of some of my favorite fun facts from the books I have been reading on Polish culture, and thought I would share it on here for anyone who is […]

Imaginary Espresso

In the middle of last week, I called our immigration officer to make sure she had received our paperwork in the mail.  It was still early – we had only sent it two weeks prior to that, and had heard it was originally sent to the wrong office and had floated around for a while […]

Fundraising Friday

Hey, Friends! Perhaps you noticed from our progress bar over on the left side of the page that we are incredibly close to meeting our fundraising goal!  Our adoption costs will total to about $25,000 and at the time I am writing this post, we have raised $23,176.  That means we only have $1,824 left […]

The Art of Being Still

In the time since I have stepped down from my previous position at our church, pretty much everyone I come in contact with asks me what it is like. Do you enjoy not working? Do you hate not working? Are you bored yet? What do you do all day?   Here are the quick answers: […]

Dear Alex & Jessica

  On September 18th, 2013, we submitted a preliminary application to a small, international adoption agency, having absolutely no idea what we were getting ourselves into.   365 Days Later …   Dear Alex & Jessica, We’ve looked high and low for a home for a beautiful baby boy, and we’ve decided that you are […]

Return to Your Rest, My Soul

Sunday was my last official day as a part of our church staff.  It was also the kick-off of our new ministry year, so it was strange mix of beginnings and ends.  All week long last week, my feelings about stepping down seemed to change almost hourly.  One moment, I would be filled with nostalgia […]

All At Once

Well, yesterday was another whirlwind day!  We are learning that the adoption process typically feels like A) nothing is happening at all, or B) everything is happening at once.  The “B” days are usually few and far between, so we are thrilled when they come around.  Yesterday was definitely a “B” day. From the get […]

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