August 22, 2012

When It Don't Come Easy

I'm not at liberty to share much right now, but let's just say our tiny world was rocked yesterday.  It was a difficult day to say the least. I'll have more information as the days follow *hopefully* but for now, I'll let Jen Hatmaker's words from her latest blog post (regarding the adoption stage we are in right now) explain what's happening:

"This is the hungry, manic process of paperwork, dossiers, referrals, court dates, in-country travel, Embassy appointments, and deferred hope. Maybe 5% of my adoption friends sailed through this stage. For the other 95% of us, expect delays, frustrations, snags, unforeseen interruptions, bottlenecks, slow-downs, obstructions, and an obliterated “timeline.” (Dear People Who Give Us Timelines, please stop doing that.)

Here is the upside: This is the stage you realize God can put a vicious fight in you for a kid without your blood coursing through his veins. Those early doubts about loving a child without the helpful instincts of biology are put to rest. Of course, you don’t know this kid yet, but you love him in your heart, in your bones. You’ll fight like hell to get to him. You can’t think of anything else. You are obsessed. You dream about him like you did when you were pregnant. You realize that when God said He sets the lonely in families, He meant it, and He doesn’t just transform the “lonely” but also the “families.” He changes us for one another. God can create a family across countries, beyond genetics, through impossible circumstances, and past reason."


Amen. 

Amen.

Amen.

August 20, 2012

Recently-

I've been art journaling... 


Snuggling with this chick:


Hanging at a lake so far in the middle of nowhere that we're "forced" to get dinner at a gas station (hello, chips and dip, velveeta macaroni, m&m's, and popcorn...)


Loving BarreAmped (my walking like a newborn filly status is slowly waning)... 

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And lastly... thinking about this little blog and how much I love it and how much I love y'all...

Boom. 
That's it.
Happy Monday Night Friends.

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