Monday, April 16, 2012

Choices....

 With adoption there are so many choices. It is completely overwhelming. I am by nature a people pleaser. Thankfully, God blessed me with an awesome hubby who is not so worried about that! Not that he intentionally tries stepping on toes, but he is not afraid to stand up for what he believes in. I need that. Anyways, when we opened up about wanting to adopt, we have gotten flooded with advice from many people about who we should (or shouldn't) work through, how old the child should be, how much we should spend, and so on and so forth. I'm sure that they all had good intentions, but it has been a roller coaster ride for me. I'm constantly going off on some guilt trip, and my hubby is trying to bring me back to earth:)  So, we have been talking and praying about it all a lot and would really appreciate all your prayers. Especially that God would just grant us wisdom and help us to just trust that everything will work out in His way and His timing.
 That all being said, we are hoping and praying to be able to adopt more than once. We have always wanted a "large" family. We have a hard time imagining just having one child. We both came from bigger families, and that just seems "normal" to us. We are open to adopting a child up to a few years old. But as selfish as it sounds to some people, we really want to adopt a newborn at first. We aren't able to experience what a lot of people get to (pregnancy, and all that comes with it!) and just really want to get the newborn experience at least once. I know that some people really don't agree with this, but it is our choice. We don't want to have to miss out on something that we don't have to.
 Thank you all for your love, concern and opinions. We really do love and appreciate you all. It's just that this is a very exciting, yet over whelming time for us. Please just keep us in your prayers.
Thank you!
~Esther

Friday, April 13, 2012

Adoption

 Thank you all so much for your prayers for us regarding adoption. We have been able to save and raise just over $2800.00 so far. We're planning a yard sale at my sister's house in town once it warms up a little!
Trooper and Ebony
 We have been doing very well. So thankful for good health this Winter.
 Have a wonderful day:)
~Esther