Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Here we go... HOPE

Dear Ones:

Today Eric and I went to our foster-to-adopt orientation meeting. We came away with a unified peace to move forward. We actually start 9 weeks of training tomorrow night. So we are back knee deep into paperwork, fingerprints, background checks and home visits. Once we are approved then we will wait for a foster placement. Our worker told us today that with our situation, knowing adoption was our goal, she would be selective as to which placements she would recommend as a match for us. 

So it is still a long road ahead. But one we are willing to travel with our awesome boys by our sides. I have a cool story to share about that. As we were driving home from our meeting my cell rang. It was our awesome Pastor, whom we love so dearly. We are so fortunate that he is a teacher at our boys school and gets to impart in their daily lives. Well, Pastor Rich called and said "Hey are you guys done?" I told him we were and he told me he had a class (Elijah's class) that had been praying for us and handed the phone to Elijah so we could tell him all about it.

I was so choked up that I had to keep myself from crying. Those who know me, know that is not an easy thing for me to do :) How thoughtful of the class to lift our family up in prayer and how thoughtful of Pastor Rich to put that faith into loving action with a phone call. It was precious!

Finally, I have a request for a need we have. We will be going to class every week on Thursday nights for the next nine weeks. We are in need of childcare for our boys. If any of you would be willing and able to help us out with that on any level we would so very much appreciate it. It would be from 4:30-9:45. Starting tomorrow night. Please call us or e mail if you are able to help out.

P.S. We are still open to parental placements so please don't hesitate to let us know of any situations.


  1. that's very awesome. I look forward to following your journey, as I'm interested in this for the future.

  2. we are praying for you guys..... we will watch the kids if you drive them to us...... about 5 1/2 hours!

    Keep your eyes on Jesus!

  3. I really am so excited for you guys!!! In our experience the need for foster parents is so great that while we were in the process of our paperwork we had our Of course the background check is critical but that takes no time at all.
    I would be HAPPY to watch your boys but being I live in Oklahoma I think that might not

  4. hey i just hope that this could be the way we finally get to get mercy and to have her i our family at last

  5. YAY for starting the foster adopt journey! Praying for ya!

  6. Congratulations on moving forward with this new adventure! I am sure you will be blessed! I wish we lived closer, our boys would have tons of fun together!
    Praying you find Mercy very soon!

  7. Thank you for the prayers and encouragement everyone. Stacy I wish we could get our guys together too.

  8. praying!! and keep me updated, please!! :)

  9. So great to hear how God is working this all out for you!!! Blessings to you all!

  10. I am so happy you guys are moving forward! It is a good day.

  11. What wonderful news!! Congratulations!


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