Sunday, February 15, 2009

proud dad and mom!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Baby TRED!

He is here. He is loved. He is perfect (I feel I can say that since I had nothing to do with making him:). I wish I could fill you in on every detail since Monday, but I am afraid I cannot even grasp all that God is doing in our family. So, the rest of the story will have to wait. Until then, I will be holding this baby and lovin' him up! Please pray paperwork continues to process through the proper hands in order that we get a timely courtdate...making Tred "legally" ours. And, please continue to pray for BK. There is a mother not getting to hold her child right now. I cannot imagine. She is the bravest, most courageous person I know.
And, we are not so naive to think we are the only ones that need prayer. Please let me know how we can pray for you. I will have a lot of time on my hands in the middle of the night over the next few weeks! I would love to make a time to pray for you.

Saturday, February 7, 2009


That's our son's birthday. Our little boy will be born on February 9th, 2009. One year ago from that date a baby shower was held in honor of Neeley and we were anticipating her birth. A lot can happen in one year. And, a lot more can happen in just 2 months. On Dec 8th we signed paperwork with Abba Adoption...2 months and 1 day later, we will be holding our baby. I sometimes feel bad because I did not have to wait the 9 months a mother normally does, or the 3 years a family wanting to adopt from China does. I have had a quote on my mind the last few days...knowing that I have no idea what lay ahead of us, these words have brought me comfort and perspective.

"What God calls us to do is always impossible. Impossible, that is, without His help. It is always too big for us, too demanding. The price is too high. Yet He calls us to count not our lives dear to ourselves. Fathers and mothers haven't much time to think about the impossibilities." -E.Elliot

I am overwhelmed at what God has put together the last 2 months. I know He began the process long before. Knowing that gives me great peace. Because there is no way we would have been blessed to cross paths with BK-but HE made it happen. There is no way we can express to her our gratitude, love and admiration for her, but HE will continue to love her even after we are gone. There is no way WE could work through the endless amounts of paperwork, fingerprints, background checks, and home study, and for the paperwork to be cleared and processed as timely as it has, but somehow-HE did! There is no way we could have come up with the financial support to adopt our son, but HE did through others generousity and prayers. There is no way we have the capability to love this child with the love of Christ, but with His grace and power we will. So many things WE have not done along the way. God has. He has pieced together each step of this journey. And, because HE is behind it, we trust in His plan. We are so excited for what's ahead!

Please pray for our little one and the delivery. We are praying for a healthy baby, but more than that we want the baby God wants us to have. No matter what. BK has never had a c-section. Her 3 previous deliveries have been smooth and I know she is anxious with this one. By the way, her birthday was this week and she turned 34! She and the baby's birthday are only 4 days apart! We love you BK & we'll see you soon!!!!

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, Lean not on your own understanding." -Prov. 3:5