Thursday, May 19, 2011

A new journey begins...
As a family we have had to make a hard decision solely based on months of prayer and God's lead and timing in all of this.  God has been taking us on a roller coaster ride the last 5 months, going through all sorts of loops and twists and changing and opening our heart along the way.  God has put Domestic adoption of 1 or 2 children on our hearts and we as a family have chosen to follow.
Giving us consistent signs, over and over again we have opened our hearts to his plan not our plan.  I just couldn't believe how persistent God is and how he never left us wondering.  Even though its been hard to finally say yes to him we as a family feel very at peace and we couldn't be more excited about this new journey he has us on. 
We have so many friends that have adopted domestically but it never really crossed my mind.  I always had a love for Africa and always will.  Dave is the one who wanted to pursue Domestic from the start, and I guess I should of listened.  After Ethiopia stopped their process and then started it again but with cuts in their government we just started to ask God where we should go or what we should do. God  simply threw situations, conversations and signs our way.  The more we stayed focused and faithful to Ethiopia the more signs and confirmation for us to switch to Domestic he gave us.  I was starting think...
Wow!
Can he really do this stuff?
God is crazy and I am going insane over here!
Trusting in God and his plan, it got to be pretty crazy sometimes before we made the decision.
It's like I was constantly teetering on this edge and we finally had to make the decision.  We are so thankful that God had given us this time to raise the money for this adoption and to open our hearts to Domestic adoption. We are saddened that we will not be adopting from Ethiopia but we know we will be going there for mission trips in the future with our children.  We as a family are very excited about this and we couldn't be happier. God has the perfect child(ren) for us in his timing. We are starting over and following God's lead. Thank you for all your prayers and support.