Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Our Journey Begins

We have been married for 6 1/2 years and we have two beautiful daughters, Maggie and Hazel. We always wondered how many children we would have and little did we know that God would call us to adopt just when we "thought" we were done with two. We have always thought about adoption and thought maybe someday we could but never really thought we would. It seems so comfortable with 2 children, so then we aren't outnumbered! Two of them and two of us. But, God has different plans for us.

God gave us this strong desire to adopt and we chose to adopt from Ethiopia. There are over 4 million orphans in Ethiopia. The country is about the size of Texas. The country is stricken with aids and poverty. It breaks our hearts to think of all of the children who have no family to call their own. We chose to use All Gods Children International as our adoption agency. We have seen on their website how they call the adoptive family the child's "forever family". It is so awesome to think about. We will be this child's family forever. We are so incredibly excited to start this journey. We know that there is a special baby that is going to be hand picked by God just for us. The love for this child is already beginning to grow even if that baby is not growing in Christie's belly. Just knowing that we will be holding him or her in about a year makes us so excited and anxious. It brings tear to our eyes just talking about and imagining us traveling to Ethiopia to meet our new baby for the very first time. It seems as if we are pregnant but this time we are expecting just not pregnant. There is a mother out there that is or will be carrying our baby and we pray for her and the baby everyday. Please pray for us as we start this journey to add a new baby brother or sister to our family.

1 comment:

  1. So excited for your family. I, too, felt "pregnant" once we began the adoption process! It's a cool feeling, isn't it? Amazing that God is already connecting you with your sweet baby! Praying for you:)