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
So I have started my new job and I love it. This is my second week here in Washington and I have one more week to go! I am learning tons and the girls here are great. They have been so patient and so awesome on training me! It is so pretty here in Washington! I love it. It has been raining like crazy here and there but it is a great place. My boss took me to Seattle and it was crazy! I love the big city! There was so much to see there.
It is really hard to be away from home. It is killing me to be away from my family. I know that it will be for the best in the long run but it is very difficult. I will add on some pictures here soon when I am able to get some free time!
Hope all is well with everyone. I do ask for prayer for my aunt who is going through her Chemo this week. She is pretty scared and needs all of the prayers that she can get. She is a fighter so I know we will make it through this. God is on our side!
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.