Thursday, May 9, 2013


Yesterday, May 8th, is the 1 year anniversary of when we learned we were approved into the All God's Children Ethiopia program!
In last year's post Approved!, I said that the three emotions I was feeling were:
Now? Still very thrilled. Still very grateful. Still very ecstatic!
We wonder why God chose us.
He chose to bring together a small-town farmer's daughter from Wisconsin and a baker's son from Washington. He chose for us to endure infertility. He chose for us to adopt from Ethiopia. He chose for us to be mommy and daddy to at least one little baby from Africa.
Sometimes this feels like a very difficult route. It is!
But this route requires us to trust Jesus in faith. Without faith, there would only be despair for us. All that would be left would be longing, sadness, and impatience. Faith is everything.
Jesus is everything.
So we wait in the Presence of Jesus. We hold His hand and give Him thanks and praise for being the God who gives and takes away.
He is our Strength.
He is our Shield.
He is our Hope.


  1. You are a WHOLE YEAR closer! Every day is one less to wait. There might be lots more waiting, but you have already put a year of it behind you. May you continue to be blessed every day!

  2. Wow! One year already! The day to day may seem long at times but keep holding on, it will be so worth it in the end! xo

  3. God is an amazing story writer! He is weaving such an amazing tapestry of your lives that your daughter(s) will love to hear the story of how they came to you! I keep you in prayer! One Year Closer to your baby! :-D