Monday, September 29, 2008

Good Day

I have realized that over the next few weeks, there will be good days and not so good days. There will days when I want to cry my eyes out in frustration and days when I can take joy in this process. Today is one of the good days. I got a package to day from Grace. This woman is amazing...She got back in country with her new little one and sent me out a package so quick I couldn't believe it. Today, I got a package with pictures and even a little video of our girl and I also got a sweet, sweet little foot print...praise God for good days like these. Thank you Grace!!!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Feeling Better

We got the call that she is feeling better! Praise God! We so appreciate the support and prayers from all of you. We are waiting anxiously for a new update about her so we can find out some more information. Thank you again for your have blessed our lives.

Friday, September 19, 2008


We found out yesterday that our little girl is pretty sick. Please be praying for her health and just comfort for her. Please also be praying that we can be patient and have peace about this whole is never easy when you child is sick...especially when they are 8,327 miles away.

We love you so much baby girl and hope and pray you start feeling better very, very soon.

Friday, September 12, 2008


Things have started to quiet down a bit here after such an exciting week although I do still feel like I am in a bit of a dream. I have started to make lists of things I need to get done (paint the girls' bedroom) and things I still want to research (cloth diapers???) .
I do not know how the next few months are going to go by...even with the excitement of this feels like it has just slowly crawled along. I have also been highly emotional...Note to moms who's babies are half a world away: do not watch Dumbo...I cried like a baby. It is going to take me a while to process through all the information I have been given this week...I am praying for lots of wisdom and more patience.

In the mean time...I am thinking of Grace and her travels to pick up her daughter...can't wait to hear about your adventures in Ethiopia!!!

Monday, September 8, 2008


I cannot believe we are finally at this spot in the process. I was so shocked when the call actually came. Let me first say, that I am not in Colorado right now...I actually am in Utah for a little work trip. I got off the plane and was at baggage claim when my phone was a long distance number that came up so I wasn't expecting our referral because I thought it would be an unavailable number. I answered and heard Natalie's sweet voice and I was in tears. She said she had our referral for us and I told her I had no idea what to do...I was in Salt Lake and Andy was away from the computer. I told her I was going to try to call Andy and I would call her back. I finally got a hold of him and he told me to go ahead and hear about our baby. I called Natalie back and just cried and cried at the Salt Lake baggage claim as she began to tell me about our baby girl. We have a beautiful three and a half month old little girl..She has amazing big brown eyes and is absolutely beautiful. We are just so thrilled and in awe of this amazing gift.

Thank you guys for all the encouragement you have given have blessed us so much!

Got the Call!!!!!!!

This has been a crazy, crazy, amazing day. We got the call around 2 this afternoon...She is absolutely beautiful. I will write more about it later. But we finally got to see her face and hear her name. Praise God!!!

Friday, September 5, 2008

So...I thought for sure today was going to be the day...but, I was here's to another week of having my cell phone glued to my hand. Bring on week 19...and have a great weekend.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Saw this on Erin's blog and thought it was so cool...check this out:

The September Campaign Trailer - from charity: water on Vimeo.
Hello Week 18. We are quickly approaching the 20 week mark...our agency says the window for a referral is 3-5 months...we are almost there. I know it can come at any time, and I feel the anxiousness rising up in me every time my cell phone rings, but I am also starting to prepare myself in case we pass the 3-5 month window with no referral. Throughout this whole process, we have seen God working so clearly...throughout all the highs and lows it has always been so evident that we were in the right place in pursuing this adoption. I am just ready to meet the baby that belongs to our family. I am going to be majorly bummed if we hit the 20 week mark with no referral, but I know it will come and I have faith that it is in God's timing...not mine.