Christmas was amazing! I don’t think I have ever felt so blessed in all my years. This year there wasn’t a present under our tree for Justin and I from each other but we didn’t need actual presents. As we sat by the amazing Christmas tree holding our Christmas presents in our hands… OUR KIDS. That is all we wanted for Christmas. We have prayed and prayed so much for these little blessings and God has answered our prayers. Over this holiday season I have sat by the tree holding my babies and just cried. Thanking God for loving us and blessing us. Last year we didn’t even put up a Christmas tree. No lights, no presents, no holiday spirit. We had just went through a failed adoption and it just didn’t feel like Christmas. This year I felt that Christmas was just extra special. It was meant to be. I love to look back and see how God works in our lives. The things that we went through and the events that lead up to us getting our babies. It is just so amazing.
Every night we thank God for our family and friends. We thank him for loving us so much and blessing us with 2 amazing children. We are serving an amazing God.
SUN IS SHINNING AND ITS NOT TO HOT. I LOVE IT OUTSIDE RIGHT NOW! WISH I WASN’T WORKING RIGHT NOW. I WOULD LOVE TO BE DOING SOMETHING FUN OUTSIDE. IS IT REALLY ONLY TUESDAY?!! SO MY NEPHEW JUST TURNED 2 ON THE 19TH OF AUGUST I AM SO AMAZED WITH HOW FAST HE IS GROWING AND LEARNING.
MY NIECE AND NEPHEW WERE HERE FROM ARIZONA FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS. IT WAS GREAT TO SEE THEM. IT WAS THE FIRST TIME MEETING MY NIECE. SHE IS 3 YEARS OLD. IT IS SO HARD LIVING SO FAR AWAY FROM THEM. HOPEFULLY THEY WILL BE MOVING HERE SOON. WE REALLY MISS OUR FAMILY.
HERE IS A PICTURE OF JALEE AND I.
HERE IS JEREMY ALL GROWN UP. I CAN’T BELIEVE HE IS AS ALMOST AS TALL AS I AM AND HE IS ONLY 10.
Sorry for the delay in postings! With this new job I have been pouring myself into my posisiton! It has been nice to be able to some what get my mind off of adoption. Adoption is a beautiful thing but can be a crazy emotional roller coaster that is for sure.
We have been spending lots of time with family. Maddox my nephew is growing so fast. He is such a smart child it scares me. His vocabulary is amazing and he has a huge heart. Justin is still enjoying the smoker that he bought. He loves to smoke any kind of meat. Heck he wants to smoke all food!
Just a quick update, our adoption agency has combined with our former agency which was a really hard thing for Justin and I. We have prayed very hard and decided to go elsewhere. Idaho Youth Ranch is no longer in Boise Idaho but they did keep an office in Moscow Idaho. We are staying with this office. I really feel that God has pulled us to stay with them and to not go back to A New Begining. We continue to ask for prayer in our adoption journey. We need all the support that we can get from family and friends. I do not have any updated pictures and for that I am sorry. I will try and get them uploaded as soon as I am able. Here is the updated information for our adoption agency http://idahoyouthranchadoptions.org/ or you can reach our case worker at firstname.lastname@example.org !
I also am needing prayer for my aunt. She is still going through her chemo and it has been extremley hard for her. Please pray for strength and recovery. We are hopefully on an upward in this battle. I will keep you all posted.
Any comments are really appreciated! I love to read them and it makes me feel good to know that people are following along and supporting our journey. I hope everyone is well.
Justin and I have started this blog in hopes to find our miracle. We will continue our blog for everyone to get an insight of who we are and how we live our lives. We want everyone to follow us on our adoption journey. Through the ups and downs of adoption. I want everyone to see the true beauty of adoption and how amazing it can be. Please follow our blog below to learn more about us!
To our birth parents:
We can only imagine that at this time you are facing one of the most difficult decisions you may ever make. We want you to know that we admire your faith and courage to consider the alternatives for your child. We cannot even begin to understand what you are going through but we know that God does know and he will comfort and guide you at this time. We believe that he has his hands in this and that he will take care of you. Our hearts are filled with love, respect and admiration for you. To us your are very special already and we feel that you are truly a heaven sent. It takes a very selfless and loving person to place their child with another family. To us it shows what an amazing and strong person you are. Thank you for considering giving someone the incredible gift of a child. You have no clue what that will mean to someone some day!
We cannot wait to get to know you and have a relationship with you. We realize how important it is for your child to know you and understand where they come from. Your name will always be spoken to your child with the greatest love and respect. We want them to know what an angel you are and that because of you and your love they were able to be part of our family.
May the Lord bless you and be with you during this difficult time.
This is one of my favorite poems:
by Lori Coleman
Two women cry into the night,
their eyes are filled with tears.
Oh God why is this happening?
I need to feel you near.
One woman sits alone in the darkness,
Decisions she must make.
She wants to do what’s best for the child,
It’s life she cannot take.
The other woman clings to her mate
And she doesn’t understand
why they can’t have a child of their own
as so many others can.
These women come from different worlds.
Their lives are miles apart.
But God would deliver the pain they felt
and heal their broken hearts.
And then one precious morning
their lives became intertwined.
Both women’s prayers were answered
as they felt God’s plan unwind.
One woman touched her newborn’s cheek
and whispered to the babe,
“Because I love you little one,
sacrifices I’ve made.”
With the strength she felt from heaven,
to the other woman she gave
the miracle of a baby
for her to love and raise.
The other woman looked down
at her precious baby’s eyes
and thanked God for the woman
who had helped fulfill her life.
Two women pray into the night
and thank the Lord above
for the opportunity he’s given them both
to feel a Mother’s love
We have been praying hard lately for an answer to our prayers and God has blessed us. I am currently at a job that is only part time which makes it hard to save for our adoption.
I am so excited I am starting a new job!
This new job is going to be amazing! I am going to be the office manager with a new company that is coming to town. The headquarters is located in Seattle Washington so I get to fly there for 2 weeks for training. Now to find a job that is so flexible and actually cares about family is a true blessing. We have the perfect set up now. The days that I will be working I will have family watching our little one. I love that we have a beautiful and close family and friends to help us. I didn’t want to put our little one into daycare for I wanted my family and friends to enjoy our little blessing and I want to be there for our child. This job is going to allow me to just that. I get to be mommy and enjoy it. I am so happy to have what feels like an up on our crazy roller coaster life!
It is so nice and refreshing to get a new start in life sometimes. I feel this is going to be a good year. It has had its ups and downs and we are only in March but I just feel that this is going to be a good year!
Thank you GOD!!!
One Door Closes.Another Opens
When God leads you to the edge of the cliff, trust Him fully and let go, only 1 of 2 things will happen, either He’ll catch you when you fall, or He’ll teach you how to fly! ‘The power of one sentence! God closes doors no man can open & God opens doors no man can close..
We had a wonderful Valentines this year! We know of this little cabin in McCall that we have rented last Valentines and it is the cutest! It is only $50.00 a night and it is the most amazing small little cabin. It is very cozy and modern. Everything about it is small but very romantic. The cabin has everything you need which makes it so nice. We made our own dinner and saved a bunch of money doing this! We got to bring our dog Newman who had so much in the snow. We also had fun and went to the Gold Fork Hot springs! It is so cool there and the water is so clean and warm. MMMM wish I was there now! Here are some pictures of our weekend.
THE FAMOUS CHEF COOKING UP OUR YUMMY JALEPENO SPAGHETTI!
HERE IS A PICTURE OF MY BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS THAT HE WENT OUT AND PICKED JUST FOR ME!
PICTURE TAKEN ON THE STAIRS OF THE KITCHEN AND THE LIVING ROOM. THERE IS A DOOR ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE THAT LEADS TO THE BATHROOM.
PICTURE GOING DOWN THE STAIRS FROM THE BEDROOM LOFT
HERE IS THE BEDROOM LOFT.
OTHER SIDE OF THE BEDROOM LOFT.
MESSY LIVING ROOM. WE BROUGHT OUR BEAN BAG AND IT WAS SO NICE TO HAVE. LOOKS MESSY IN THERE BUT WE SURE MADE OURSELVES AT HOME!
LOOK HOW TINY THE BATHROOM SINK IS!
THE FUN HOT SPRINGS!
WE REALLY DID HAVE A GREAT TIME AND CAN NOT WAIT TO GO BACK NEXT YEAR. WE LOVE THIS CABIN. HOPE EVERYONE HAD A GOOD VALENTINES DAY.
My cousin Vanessa and her son Kelby came down to be with my aunt Linda since she was able to go home from the hospital yesterday. She is doing good still having some pain and difficulty eating but she is doing well. It was so good to see Vanessa. She has already lost most of her baby weight! She looks amazing! Kelby is an adorable little boy with cheeks that could just be kissed alllllllllll day! They are the softest cheeks ever. He is so adorable. She is such a lucky mom. She is so good with him.