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Already in my heart, someday in my arms…

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As many of you know, my husband and I are currently in Brazil. Jordan has to return every two years in order to keep up his “permanent resident” status, and it’s always a great excuse to fellowship with family and friends that we miss so much. This go-around has been so much fun because Jordan’s family has been able to “participate” in our pregnancy (something that will most likely not happen if God blesses us with future ones). We have enjoyed “tummy time” (where I’ve laid down and the girls put their hands over my belly to feel Halle kick), buying little Brazilian baby gifts, and taking funny belly pictures. It’s been a blast. We have also LOVED overlapping our trip time with Jordan’s older brother, Chris. It feels like old college days at Moody…. man, we love that guy! 

Being here has ...

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The things I’ve wanted to say… (Part 2)

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By now you’ve probably seen the mighty hand of God at work my life. Just a few months ago, Jordan and I exited our “desert season” and are now enjoying the shade of The Lord’s love and mercy. Lately we have been walking in a constant awareness of Him. We feel His movements and can hear His whispers. 

Part 1 of this entry was about the little miracle that God breathed into our lives- STILL PRAISING HIM!- but this post is about a curve ball we most certainly did NOT see coming.

Before I go on, I must say that this hasn’t deterred us from enjoying the presence of God.

I think sometimes we get caught up in the red and yellow lights that The Lord issues -instead of- being THANKFUL that we even heard from God in the first place...

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The things I’ve wanted to say… (Part 1)

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Oh my… where to start? If you’ve been following our Facebook page, you probably know by now that WE’RE PREGNANT!

No matter how much I try to put words to this journey, I’ll never be able to describe all that God has done. His love and His miracles continue to astound me into a place of awe and praise. And before you ask, YES! We are STILL adopting. Again… “Oh my… where to start?”

Buckle in. I’ve got a lot of updating to do, and even though I’m dividing all the info into 2 separate posts, this is going to be a long one.

Let’s start with the pregnancy. I know that Jordan and I have lived in 4 states in the last 4 years, and this has caused interrupted lines of communication with the MANY faces we’ve grown to love...

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Onward we go!

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This is the weekend that we are moving.

This is the weekend that I finally say a permanent “goodbye” to the faces & places that I love most.

This is the weekend that we begin our new life in South Florida… (Thank you, Lord!)

This is the weekend that my husband will be starting his career in full time ministry.

This is the weekend that I get to access my adoption packet that I stored away so long ago.

This is the weekend where so many of my tears of waiting will end… (though I’m sure we will shed many more to come!)

This is the weekend that I get to be obedient to my Lord and pursue all the burdens He has placed on my heart.

This is the weekend that we are stepping out in faith.

This is the weekend that changes it all.

 

It’s all equally scary & exciting…. as it is a little sad & and a bit...

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Why we chose AGCI…

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When starting an adoption journey, one of the biggest -and most important- decisions you can make is choosing which agency you will go through. This will inevitably affect every step of your adventure, and it is important that you get this one right. It took us HOURS upon HOURS of research to find just the right one… and we are so in love with All God’s Children International that we cannot help but share why. Perhaps it will help some of you guys, as you’re responding to the initial tugs on your heart.

 

Faith: Okay, so I know I may be extreme… but any time I move to a new place, the first thing I do is start searching for doctors that use their practice to honor the Lord. For example, before I pick a  gynecologist I always spend time searching to see if they are pro-life...

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Meet Jerry

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This is Jerry...

This is starting to feel SO REAL.

Jordan and I have been rummaging around for craft inspiration (for our fundraising store) and stumbled across this guy. My heart melted. We bought our VERY first gift for our babies!

It’s so strange to experience the things we have been dreaming about for so long.

They say that this process should take 24-36 months but, since we are adopting a sibling set, this process should go a bit more quickly. While we were just approved on our quick- apps as Ethiopian candidates eligible for adoption, we still have to send in the OFFICIAL application. Unfortunately, this will not take place until July because we need to include a few things from our new “Florida Life...

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Faith in God includes faith in His timing.

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For you created my inmost being;

You knit me together in my mother’s womb.

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;

your works are wonderful,

I know that full well.

Psalm 139: 13-14

Nothing is hidden from the Lord’s sight. 

He is God, and He knows me.

Perhaps you’re like me and are very aware of the current time of the year. It’s baby season. At any given day, I can name about 40 different friends of mine that are currently expecting mommies. Each month there are more births, and each month there are more announcements...

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For my babies…

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We didn’t give you the gift of life,

but in our hearts we know,

the love we feel is deep and real,

as if it had been so.

 

For us to have each other

is like a dream come true.

No, we didn’t give you the gift of life…

LIFE gave us the gift of you.

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We’re adopting from Ethiopia!

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We are so excited to make public our plans for adoption!

We look forward to experiencing God’s provision and faithfulness throughout this incredible process, as well as the growth that is sure to coincide.

Please pray with us as this journey begins.

The next three years belong to the Lord!

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