Wednesday, December 12, 2012


 We are plugging away at our paperwork.  We got our fingerprints done this week, which was quite exciting for us.  Now we send them off to the SBI to get police clearance.  And, our first home study visit is next Tuesday!  
 Our house is decorated for Christmas.  I scaled back quite a bit this year because I don't feel like I have the time (or emotional space) to get all the Christmas stuff out.  As I was hanging stockings, I couldn't help but feel like we were missing one.  My heart is so looking forward to our family of 6 being all together at Christmas - to having that stocking in place.  I wonder what my son is doing this December.  Where is he?  Is he being cared for?  Is he being loved?  Is he with his birth mother still?  What is his birth mother going through?  My heart breaks for this woman and the pain she must be going through. My comfort is that God knows every hair on his little head even though I don't know his name or anything about his story.  So, we press on in this process in the hopes that this little guy will soon be ours.... knowing that "soon" is still probably at least a year away and that year will be full of ups and downs.  As we daily add ornaments to our Jesse Tree, I'm reminded that God is the one writing this story.  It's his story. It happens in his time, in his way, and for his glory. So I'm thankful that as we wait and work towards bringing our little guy home, God is the one really working, just like he has in all of history.....
Meanwhile, it was so exciting to hear that some friends are adopting a little girl from China.  Click here to read a little bit about their story.  It's a great day when we hear that another orphan will have a home!  I'm excited to see their story unfold.
And, here is sweet Jesse diligently working on making flower pens for us!  If you haven't bought one yet, there is still time!  Email us or use the pay pal button on the right to place your order.  These pens really are super fun and we'd love to help you mark something off of your Christmas list.  Or ask a friend to buy one for you.  Spread the word for us, dear friends.  So thankful for you!

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