Wednesday, August 18, 2010


My friend, Alida, has been working very hard to gather donations to hold a raffle for us. You will not believe how the Lord has blessed her efforts!! It's absolutely amazing!!

There are 62...YES...SIXTY TWO prizes AND YOU get to choose which prizes you want a chance at winning!!!

You have to check it out HERE!

I woke up this morning with a heavy heart knowing that we still need just about $6000 to travel and the reality that we could travel in 3 weeks. You wanna know what my verses were today in my quiet time??

Be anxious for nothing, but by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made know to God; and the peace of the Lord which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts through Christ Jesus. Phil. 4:6-7
And God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Phil. 4: 19
My precious son, God will provide a way for us to come & we can't wait to see how He is going to do it! We love you!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

When exactly...

did we become parents of a TEENAGER??? Our precious babe is 13 today. I honestly am not sure when that happened.

I'm surprised at how emotional this birthday is for I know everyone says it goes by fast but MAN...It REALLY does fly by!!!

I'll never forget the joy of discovering that I was pregnant with you and rushing to daddy's work to tell him. I burst into tears as I was trying to tell him. He thought something was wrong because I couldn't even talk. We wanted you for so long and I couldn't believe that the Lord had answered our prayers.

My precious son, you are an amazing young man of God! Your heart for your siblings is are a fabulous big brother! God has some incredible things in store for you and we can't wait to see you be used by Him. We are very proud of who you and who you are becoming! We love you so much! HAPPY 13th BIRTHDAY! You are now officially a teenager...ahhhh!!!!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Article 5

UPDATE: I have confirmation that our Art. 5 has been picked up!! Yahoo!!!

Our Article 5 will be picked up very the next couple of hours. YAYAYAYA!!!!!!!!!

This means that our offical wait for travel approval has begun...did you hear me...we are NOW waiting for our TRAVEL APPROVAL!!!!!!

I honestly can't believe it...the time is coming!!! TA's have been coming exactly 2 weeks...YES... 2 W-E-E-K-S from Article 5...that's 2 weeks from today :) Prayerfully we will travel THAT week!!!!!!!!!!

Our boy will be in our arms soon!!!!!!!!!

Prayer Requests:
~That our TA will be here in 2 weeks or less & that we can secure an early CA appt. (consulate appt...our whole trip is based around this date)
~That the $6000 we still need will come
~That our sweet boy is being prepared for us
~That our other kiddos will be ready for us to go

"There is hope in Your NAME!!"
We trust you completely, Father & can't wait to see all that you are going to do in the next few weeks!!