Wednesday, October 27, 2010

First Step = Nearly Completed

Ok - I just applied at Holt International and taking our completed application and fee to the local adoption agency tomorrow!!!! Amazing! I was really stressed about the money aspect tonight. I just can't get a clear response from anyone as to how much, exactly, this will cost. But, ya know, when you are talking about THAT LARGE of an amount - a few thousand really doesn't make too much of a difference. Plus, the final outcome (YOUR CHILD) is truly priceless... Amen!! Anyway, after my frustration, I was looking at a blog of a family who adopted from Ethiopia some what recently and they had pics and video of their waiting process (their "paper pregnancy") and their "gotcha day" when they met their baby girl for the first time, and bringing her home... WOW. I can't even believe it. I encourage everyone to watch it. Amazing. It was total confirmation, to me, that we are in this. According to Proverbs 24:12, it's been placed on our hearts, we must now obey. So amazing. I feel privileged that God has called me/us/my family on this journey. :)

"If you say, "But we knew nothing about this," does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who guards your life know it? Will he not repay everyone according to what they have done?" Proverbs 24:12.


Crystal said...

You now officially have a follower! I am so excited to read this and TOUCHED! God bless you guys. This is SO going to happen and WHAT A BLESSING! I remember a conversation between Laura, Jaden and I while still at Stoney Creek where Jaden said he LOVES black babies. "You will NEVER see an ugly black baby! You just don't. They are so beautiful!" One of these will be his very own beautiful child! Sigh! Love you guys!

Vanessa Lynn said...

Wow!!! That is very exciting!!!!! Congrats!!!