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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Waiting Still

So, with all the anticipation of an upcoming due date and anticipated baby arrival, we now have to wait again! :)

This week our birthmom had her weekly doctor appointment.  Her OB went over all her sonograms and charts and determined that we've still got a couple more weeks to wait for this baby girl to arrive! Good news is that both S and baby girl are healthy and baby is growing just as she should!

The good news is, birthmom is much less anxious about when this baby is going to be born! She was so worried about going too far past her due date, but now her perspective is that of peace! That in itself is a big praise!!

Please continue to pray for S and baby!!! :)

Good things are worth the wait!!!!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

And still we wait!

Here we are, just a few days away from our perspective due date and we are daily practicing patience!!! :)

I'm still in daily contact with S and she is about as anxious and ready for this baby girl to be born as we are! She's very uncomfortable and baby is running out of room as she continues to grow!

Much prayer has been covering this entire adoption and all involved. We are so thankful for your prayers. Thank YOU! Some days we are so filled with peace, and other days we NEED your prayers to feel that peace. 

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Any day now

Our precious little girl is due in 10 days and has already gotten us jumping at a moments notice! :)
We are remaining excited and hopeful that this is the baby that God has picked out for us!

Last weekend we through she was getting ready so we made the drive down to where S lives so we were close! There was a big storm heading our way and we didn't want to get snowed in and not make it just in case!!! Turns out we got a good practice run in and still have to wait!!

But continue waiting we must because baby girl is taking her sweet time!! She's growing and healthy and content in the womb for now!

We're ready and anxious, but trusting that as we wait, God is continuing to prepare our hearts to bring home this precious baby girl and working in our birthmother's heart as she prepares to make a very difficult, brave decisions.

All is going great! I (Alison) am talking and texting with S daily and getting to know more about her. Sharing stories about our kids (she has a couple already), talking about favorite foods, and learning a bit about each other. S says daily that she's confident in her choice of an adoption plan. She wants us super involved and has asked that we be at the hospital when baby is born and care for baby while at the hospital! We are excited! And aren't taking any of this for granted.

Please continue praying for S and baby as time for delivery gets close!

The BIG Announcement!!!! ....before the biggest one! :)

GOD is SOOOOOO Good!!!!!!!!!!! But of course we knew that already! :) He always is. Always good, always faithful, always knowing exactly what we need & when we need it.

Philippians 4:19 "And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus."

This is TRUE! We've always known this to be true, and today we revel in it!!!!


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An amazing praise came this week through some very very special people in our lives! We've received a grant from a foundation that will cover our finalization costs!!!!!! This means that unless any surprise costs arise we have raised/saved every penny we need for our adoption costs!!!!!!!! PRAISE THE LORD who provides all things!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We have reached our fundraising goal!!!!!!! We've raise all of the $28,000 that we need for our adoption!!!

It's the strangest feeling knowing that we've reached our goal. No more working extra for my hubby, no more grant writing or petitioning for, no more garage sales, no more creative fundraisers! God has provided ALL we need!!!

Psalm 23:1 is one of my favorite verses: "The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want."

Another way to say it is: The Lord is my shepherd; I have all I need". Everything we need God provides.

We can never ever in a million years thank each of you who've partnered with us enough for how grateful we are to you! We know many of you sacrificed in order to help us and we don't take that lightly. Our hearts are overwhelmed with gratitude! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!