My hubby Brandon and I have been married for 11 years, together for 16...he is the love of my life, my best friend. Our passion for each other rivals our passion for our God, the rock upon which we stand. We have no children yet, with the exception of the most spoiled Yorkie-poo on the planet... she is jet black, so my mother in law teases that our kiddos will fit right in with her black grand-dog. I have yet to determine if this analogy follows proper etiquette. (smiling)
You see, we surprised our families fiercely with our call to adoption around our birthdays in October. I am sure as they opened their "birthday presents", they may have been expecting an ultrasound picture, or something of the sort, yet they were met with a frame filled with the prayer and scripture that is on the side of the blog. Brandon and I have chosen adoption as our first choice, because Africa is where our children are. I knew it the first time I held an African baby in my arms...Brandon, well, God needed some more time to work on him :)But here we are, after much prayer, many late night talks, and that mountain of preparation they call "paperwork", and God is good.
Now, we wait. Some days the waiting is OK. Time is filled with ministry (I am a Children's Ministry Director), homework (finishing my Master's degree in Children's and Family Ministry),being the wife God intended me to be, family, friends, and all the goodness God gives me everyday! Other days, the wait stinks...those days, time is filled with blog stalking, AGCI list serve stalking, sitting in the baby's room, crying, and all other worry filled, self involved things that do nothing to honor God :) The good thing- He is there no matter what kind of day I decided to have!
Anyway, I have been procrastinating at starting this blog, probably because through my blog stalking of fellow ET adoptions, I have become slightly intimidated, as if it is somehow a contest :) Today, I decided it would be an amazing gift to our kiddos to show them that their momma was always super crazy about them, or just super crazy...probably both! I hope you enjoy sharing this journey with us...