Update on our adoption: We have our first homestudy visit scheduled for this Monday at 4. I am nervous and excited at the same time! Hopefully all will go well and our social worker will like us! But really I’m just so excited that this journey is finally starting. It’s something I’ve prayed about for a long time as well as Joey and just to see how God has readied (is that a word?) our hearts for it is so awesome. So thank you to everyone who has been so encouraging since we shared our news. We are so stinkin’ excited and I’m so thrilled that other people are excited with/for us. We know this is going to be a long journey but we are looking forward to all the joy that will come with it. It’s so sweet to hear Mady tell people that “we’re doptin’ (adopting) a baby.” She asked me today what color can we get. And I thought, wow. What a true picture of loving anyone and everyone just like Jesus.
On another note, today I had luncheon with my Explorer’s Bible Study ladies. This group of ladies has been such a blessing to me. Today, I was able to share with them Joey’s story from when he was sick. It was such a blessing to share how God spared Joey’s life and has worked in our lives since then. (For those of you who don’t know… Joey had a ruptured aortic aneurysm in April 2010) On the way home, I just looked at my babies in the backseat and I was just thankful. Thankful for all the little things I take for granted each day. Like the fact that my husband is still alive, that Joey got to take Mady on a Daddy/Daughter date last night, that I have two healthy children, that God is allowing us to adopt a baby, and so on. It sounds strange because that was such a traumatic experience for us, but I’m so glad God put that “interruption” in our lives. It has allowed Joey to grow in Christ, myself to grow in Christ, our marriage to be strengthened, and God’s love and power to be proclaimed. It has been extremely difficult at times but we are blessed. By the way, keep Joey in your prayers as he will be speaking Saturday at the Oxford Heart Ball!My sweet family!
Also, today is the last day to put in an order for the 147 Million Orphans merchandise I’m selling. (I will continue to sell it but today is the deadline for this order) We are selling to raise money for our adoption so scroll down to the bottom and see what’s for sale! Your purchase supports not only our adoption but also the 147 Million Orphans ministry which helps orphans around the world! We appreciate any help! Email me if you’re interested in purchasing anything firstname.lastname@example.org