Saturday, August 27, 2011

Psalm 127:3-5

Having four children draws a lot of attention these days. There is never an errand run, a meal eaten in public or a library book checked out without some comment on the number of children tagging along for the adventure.
  • Four boys?! I bet you're tired.
  • Four boys?! You must do a lot of laundry.
  • Four boys?! You almost have a whole team.
  • Four boys?! You know how that happens, don't you?
and very rarely...
  • Four boys?! Aren't you blessed?!
Yes, indeed I am.

Larry and I didn't plan on a specific number of children. As we contemplated marriage, we discussed children and agreed that we wanted some. That was the extent of it...we wanted some.

And some we now have, to be sure. Our little guys are the most precious on earth, based on my totally biased opinion. (Of course, Larry agrees with me.)

However, Larry and I have decided to obey God in something He has been moving us to do for a long time.

We are adopting a child.

We have been accepted into the Ethiopia Program with AmericaWorld Adoption.

This blog will be an avenue for us to share the experience of our adoption with our friends and family. Throughout this process, we know there will be great joy and great trials. So, we ask you to pray for us, for the baby we will bring home and for every detail to fall into place.

Over the next few weeks, I will share how we came to this decision and give updates on the adoption process. You can also expect stories of the first four guys!

Thank you for your prayer! We need every one that can be muttered on our behalf.