Saturday, January 26, 2008

Tickets are purchased.
Seats are reserved.
Flying together there the two of us,
returning - 3 of us.
I already cannot wait for the moment that Haylie,
Jacob, and Luke meet their sister in the airport for the
first time.
Isn't God amazing?
My sweet friend Rachelle made this comment in a email recently;
It is such a journey. Be ready to see God show up everywhere.

That's exactly what He's doing.

**happy sigh**

Continuing to sing His praises ~

( fyi: our travel dates are Feb.21st ~ March 5th
Miss Ellie Grace steps on American
soil March 5 at 7:00AM!! )

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

The beautiful and talented Daleea was precious enough to give Ellie Grace's blog a gift.
Didn't she do an amazing job?


Bless you friend.

Monday, January 21, 2008


We received our

Travel Approval


I was jumping up and down with excitement when my caller ID said
America World Adoption Association
just breathe Kristy, breathe

Our tentative travel dates are
February 21st ~ March 5,6,or 7


More to come when I can settle down........
~Praising His Name on High~

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

I'm rich

So, we are not going to travel this week.
Want to hear something cool?
I'm totally at peace with that.
It isn't just lip service when I say my God is in control. I firmly believe it.
I trust Him.
He knows what He's doing.
There is a comfort in knowing that.
The other evening, we were with some friends. Our two little boys were running up their stairs and then back down, again and again.
They both were so cute, and when they finally came over to us - they were both sweaty - in fact there's nothing more sweeter than to hear a little 4 year old say "I'm sweaty mom!"
(it must be that adorable little voice!)
When we took off their shirts - both of them had hair sticking up.
We all had to laugh.
Then we all settled down and had a prayer time -
7 children
4 adults.
I was overwhelmed - praying with precious friends, sweet children who fill our hearts....
and I thought;
I am so rich.
Whether it be friendship, children, our spouse's (remember, mine's THE MAN)
a church home that blesses our socks off, or
for us, getting ready to go out on the most amazing journey of our lives - to be blessed to call a child that I didn't birth, my own ~
I'm rich.
I'm blessed.
I have peace, I have joy, I have contentment.
Blessings ~

Friday, January 11, 2008

Oh yea !

Our fingerprinting documents came TODAY !
3 DAYS !
It only took 3 days.
My God is in CONTROL.
Have I mentioned that lately?
Waiting, for our Travel Approval....

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

And yet another prayer request....

We are needing some serious prayer here folks.
We have just learned that we could possibly travel a
with the next travel group.
Is this what God has in mind for our family?
Don't know.
But I do know we can certainly ask!!
Would you please join together with us and lift up this request to our most amazing God?
as far as the whole fingerprinting thing (mentioned in post below) we went and got those done today.
We asked a gal that works there about the chance of having our paperwork sent out right away.
She wasn't sure, so we went on to have our printing done. She then came out to find us to let us know that she placed a call to the 'adoption officer' who handles all the paperwork for adoptions.
The adoption officer totally knew our case well, yes - I have been emailing them! and
said that she had a sticky note with our name on it to remind her to watch for our file
to come through - and that she would get it to us by the end of the
Being that there's no issue with the fingerprints......hmmmm, Mark?
Anyhow, if I could ask; could you pray over that whole situation too??
Lots going on here folks!
But guess what?
My God is in control.
Thank you.

Prayer request...

Too much fun!
We are having are fingerprints redone today
for the third time!
and need to ask you all to pray that the paperwork from that comes back
Thank you.
more to come....

Wednesday, January 02, 2008


We received our LOA today!!!!!
Or as our agency calls it a Referral Acceptance.
go baby go baby go baby GO!!!
Next step?
We need our travel approval.
It's happening folks!
WOW again!

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

OH, oh oh !!!

Look at our girl !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
These were sent to us by Janet from Superkids
(they were taken in October)
These pictures have left us totally speechless.
This little peanut
Thank you Jesus.