Monday, February 28, 2011

When is it okay to just give up?

That is a question I have been asking myself for weeks. To say that these past few months have been hard would be the understatement of the year. It seems like Richard and I can never get a break. We are both beat down and exhausted. We thought that life back in the states would come together a bit more smoothly...we thought that getting into the routine of life would be a whole lot easier...and we thought that God would open the doors for us a whole lot sooner....God's timing NOT OURS!
Today has been one of those days I want to curl up and go hide in a corner. My heart is aching for a baby that I don't think is checkbook is leaking money that I know we don't have...and my soul is searching for answers that are not coming that easy. Crying...yep...that is what my day has been. These are REFINING times. These times of brokenness only make us stronger. I know that we are not alone and I know (for a fact) that we have friends who are a lot worse off than we are....but man...refining is hard work.
God promises us that he will provide for us and be faithful to us in all circumstances and right now I am clinging to that promise.
It is just one of those days...
It is bound to happen...
Prayer is what I (we) need...
Praise the Lord HE is in control...

If you would like to pray for us goes:
*Richard finds a job VERY soon.
*We figure my health stuff out.
*God will provide for us on our adoption journey and give us direction as we make decisions in that area.
*God will provide a small group for us to be a part of....Richard and I could really use a "sense of community" right now!

Special Note:
In happier news....our online adoption auction will be happening very soon! Make sure to continue to check back for details!

Love and Blessings,

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Hello Friends and Family…
I am starting a new venture to raise money for our adoption. I was approached by another adoptive mommy to go into adoption fundraising with her (and her already established business) and I couldn’t resist the opportunity.
Below are several of the necklaces that I am selling and 100% of the proceeds will go towards our adoption for baby #2! Each necklace will come with a chain and a guarantee that if you do not like it I will refund your money! There is a flat rate shipping of $1.50 added to each order no matter how many necklaces you order!

Group #1….Pre-made (There are many more scriptures to chose from so if you have one in particular that you would like let me know!)


Group #2……Custom (your child or your grandchild’s name or picture…the pendant can hold up to 10 names….your child’s sports team and number….we can do about anything)


We have also decided to make a necklace that represents our adoption. This necklace will look just like the scripture necklaces and it will say "Defend the cause of the Fatherless" It is listed at a special price of $12.00! Order yours today!!

Please feel free to pass this on to your family and friends!
Thank you in advance for your support!!

If you have any questions or would like to place an order you can find me on Facebook or email me at

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A change....

As many of you know we have used this blog as a way to keep in touch while we were in Kosova. Since we are no longer in Kosova this blog is going to change. We will now be writing about our journey to bring baby #2 home. read that right we are starting the process again. We are at the very early stages but we are super excited. We have been accepted by The Home of God's Love in Taiwan to adopt another baby....we just now have to raise the funds to start our homestudy and other paperwork.
In order to raise these funds we have decided to do a few fundraisers to help offset the cost. The first fundraiser that we are going to do is an online auction!! It will start at the beginning of check back here to find out more info!!
The second fundraiser we are going to do is a HUGE yard sale (once the weather gets nice) as you begin to Spring clean *think* about us and maybe you could donate that item to our yard sale!!
We are very excited about this new journey that God is taking us on and we are even more excited that you have decided to join us on this journey!!!


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

As the "love season" approaches I am reminded of all love that I have been blessed with!
I have an amazing husband who loves me as his bride....
I have an amazing son who loves me as his mother....
I have an amazing God who loves me as his daughter....
I am blessed.

This year promises to be a year of change, growth, and love....and I am excited!

Richard and I have so many "goals" that we hope to accomplish this year but we know that our first goal is to love unconditionally. That is so hard. There are times when I get so frustrated with life. I get frustrated because we dont have jobs, I get frustrated because we dont have enough money, I get frustrated because nothing ever seems to "go right". But when it is all said and done I know that we both have a love for each other that is unconditional and that will see us through these "rough times".

My challenge for you for the month, for the year is to love as Christ loves.
Life is hard....I get it. I have been through a crazy year myself but no matter what I am committed to loving others. My husband, my son, my friends, my church family, my co-workers.

How will you love??