Thursday, April 24, 2014

Seven months. My knees are raw today.

Today marks SEVEN months on the adoption active list!  That is 212 days!  It has been an awesome road so far.  We have discovered things about ourselves we never would have without this journey.  I have been able to do things I never dreamed possible before.  Our marriage, love for each other, and love for our God are stronger because of it.  We are thanking God for the hard road.  It will make the reward that much sweeter!

Some days are harder than others.  May I be so bold as to ask you to pray for us? Adoption is not easy.  It plays with your heart.  There is a lot of work that goes into it financially, emotionally, and spiritually.  Friends, if you would please remember our family and especially our birthmother in your prayers we would greatly appreciate it.  Please pray specifically for our birthmother's comfort and safety as well as for peace for us and for our financial resources to be ready when the time comes.   

God will reveal our child when His timing is perfect.  Until then we will continue to walk our adoption journey in His good and perfect will for our lives.  Your prayers support and sustain us.  My knees are raw today.  Thank you for your love and encouragement!  Thank you for joining us in growing our family.


  1. Hi, I'm curious about prayer in adoption. It is said a lot, I'm not Christian and am not sure what it means. Are you asking God to give you someones baby? Are you praying for peace while you wait? Or something else? Either way, seven months is a good chunk of time.I hope you find what you're looking for.

    1. Thank you for your question! It's a great question. For me personally I pray about all aspects of my life including the adoption. The bible tells us God wants us to bring every care we have to Him. He knows us so personally He wants us to talk over every detail with Him. In relation to our adoption I pray for our birthmom, her family, circumstances, and safety. I do pray that someone would see as a loving family to place their child with should they be considering an adoption plan. I pray for peace as we wait since this is such a nerve racking time for us. There are literally 100s of things I pray for daily in regards to our adoption.

      As Christians we are adopted into God's family and given a place of honor. Adoption is close to God's heart. We find comfort and strength in Him. Above all we pray for God's will to be done in our lives. His will, not ours. Prayer is a powerful thing and definitely makes a difference. I appreciate your well wishes and thank you for taking the time to read my blog. I would love the chance to talk with you any time!

  2. I'm not sure I'll ever really understand prayer, but it sounds like something that works for you. Best of luck in your journey!