Thursday, June 27, 2013

Waiting and Optimism

Over the next couple of weeks we will be wrapping up our adoption checklist. Then we are DONE folks! We will enter the Waiting Phase.

Who knows how long we'll be waiting. Really, only God knows.
And that's where I found a past blog post of mine really helpful to me right now.

I was looking at other adoptive couples posted on this blog and felt discouraged. Some of them have been waiting for soo long. Some of them have been childless the whole time I've been blogging - 3 years. It made me feel really discouraged.

Then I saw this post again that I had written in 2011: O is for Optimism

It was a good reminder to stop focusing on what I can't control and to essentially find "joy in the journey" or joy in the waiting process.

No one likes to wait. Patience comes easy to no one. And honestly without faith in a heavenly plan for our family I really don't know how I'd stay sane.

So here's a reminder for all of us out there (ie, really me): Be happy! Waiting doesn't last forever! Baby Holt is coming! Enjoy this time as God works his magic!

...and in the meantime go to a berry farm and pick berries with this lil guy as your helper:
using his muscles - adorable!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Getting Close!

We have been busy lately getting things done off our adoption checklist! We're getting close to having all our pre-approval tasks completed. Once we have all these items completed we'll be approved by the agency to adopt. Then it's all in God's hands after that as we wait for our next precious child to join our family! We are so excited just thinking about having another little one. Our goal is to be approved before we head to Utah later this summer. The end is in sight!

So how can you help? SPREAD THE WORD! 

If all goes as planned, we should be ready to be chosen by the end of July. So please keep us in your thoughts and prayers!

You can also download the photo below and upload it to your own blog with a link back here:

Thank you everyone!


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