Remember my rock post two weeks ago? This is a post about how Michael and I are responding in faith to the Lord.
I have been so hesitant to post about this, and I've been so anxious to at the same time. I'm partially hesitant because I wanted to post this awesome pic that our photographer, Robby Followell (followellfotography.com) took of our family recently, but he's got to edit and get them back to us in about two weeks. I've been hesitant to publically talk about what I'm about to say because I wanted it to be "official". But, I've been super excited to tell the world because what mama wants to keep a secret that she's EXPECTING A BABY?!
Michael and I are, as of today, officially in the adoption process with an adoption agency called All God's Children International. We were accepted into the Ethiopia program, and so we are expecting a 0-12 month old baby girl from Africa!!!
We are thrilled!!!
It's been a very long application process-which I wasn't expecting, but is good practice for me since this whole journey is going to be long, patience building, up and down emotionally and bottom line unpredictable. We have more questions than answers, but the time line from start to finish is an estimated 18-24 months. If the rest of the trip is like the application process I'd look for the latter end of that time frame!
I'd encourage you to email me questions, check out www.allgodschildren.org, and p.r.a.y. for us! We want to keep y'all up to date with our journey of adoption to our baby and so this blog will be the main tool to do that. I'm more of a weekly blogger, so bear with me :) And you will play a vital part in this process....yes, YOU! We need your prayers, and so does our baby and this baby's family in Ethiopia (whom we don't know). We will be working on a prayer letter for yall in the coming weeks :) for now, we're just celebrating!!
Thank you Jesus for "setting the lonely in families".