Friday, September 8, 2017

HE's Got the Little Bitty Babies...

"HE's got the little, bitty babies in HIS hands. HE's got the whole world in HIS hands..." is what has been on repeat in this momma's head and heart over the past few days and weeks. We have been SO humbled and overwhelmed by the messages and phone calls checking in on our little loves, so we decided to hop on with a few, quick updates. 

HAITI UPDATE: We have been in touch with our social worker who has kept us in the loop on what is happening on the ground in Haiti during Hurricane Irma. The storm was severe, but thank goodness, not as catastrophic as anticipated after moving north. The strong winds and flooding were the biggest concern, but many resources have reported that there was no major damage, and the people of Haiti are safe. We continue to pray for so many suffering as a result of these storms and remember that everything we have is His, and He remains in control of the big and small.

It will be 2 years this Thanksgiving that our dossier was submitted to Haiti, friends. We have NOT yet received an official referral for a child from the Haiti Matching Committee, but are anticipating a match very soon. Because of our little one in Colombia, we are now open to being matched with either a boy or a girl in Haiti. ALL of this to say, we do not yet know who our child in Haiti is, but we do know that they have had a part of our heart for a very long time. We are committed to this process, because we are committed to our child. So... we wait and TRUST.

COLOMBIA UPDATE: Plans to travel to Colombia NEXT MONTH to bring baby boy HOME have begun. We are waiting for an official travel date while his immigration papers are being processed. Until then, we are dreaming of these little hands in ours.

We decided very early in this journey that we would share our story that others may journey with us to learn and know of the goodness of our Father and His heart while also becoming more educated about the orphan crisis and our world. However, adoption is complicated and beautifully complex. Your continued prayers are most appreciated as we desire nothing more than for God to be glorified through this journey. Please continue be in prayer for the following:
- Our relationship and preparation for parenting 
- Our kiddo's spiritual, physical, and emotional health 
- For those in Haiti and Colombia caring for our kiddos
- Haiti referral to be received soon. Again, we have not been officially matched with a child in Haiti YET, but are anticipating an official match soon.
- Colombia travel plans and time in country. We will be living in Colombia for about a month while the adoption is being finalized. 
- God's provision. We are taking a huge step of faith, knowing that our God is able. Please prayerfully consider helping support us financially. Of the $70,000-$80,000 needed in order to complete both adoptions, we have raised and saved about $40,000. You can make a donation by going to or in order for your gift to be tax deductible. OR purchase HAITI BEADS!!! Over the past year, we have SOLD OVER 1,200 bracelets to help support our adoption, and so many continue to ask about them. Again, these beauties are just $10 each and handmade in Haiti! Not only will your purchase help this mommy and daddy bring their little loves HOME from Haiti and Colombia, but will also empower mommies and daddies in Haiti to care for their children with hope and dignity. We know our God is working in our waiting, and we continue to be humbled by our tribe that continues to love and support us in this journey. (comment, message, text or email to order. $3 shipping)

"Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will reveal to us later. For all creation is waiting eagerly for that future day when God will reveal who his children really are. Against its will, all creation was subjected to God’s curse. But with eager hope, the creation looks forward to the day when it will join God’s children in glorious freedom from death and decay. For we know that all creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. And we believers also groan, even though we have the Holy Spirit within us as a foretaste of future glory, for we long for our bodies to be released from sin and suffering. We, too, wait with eager hope for the day when God will give us our full rights as His adopted children, including the new bodies He has promised us. We were given this hope when we were saved. (If we already have something, we don’t need to hope for it. But if we look forward to something we don’t yet have, we must wait patiently and confidently.) And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words. And the Father who knows all hearts knows what the Spirit is saying, for the Spirit pleads for us believers in harmony with God’s own will. And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them." Romans 8:18-28

Worship in Waiting:
"HOME" Chris Tomlin
"Even If" Mercy Me

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