Monday, December 03, 2007

Some Fun News

There are a couple of pictures I neglected to post from our Thanksgiving camping trip, but now I think it's time...



This is a picture of one of the most memorable things we did. Here we are, filling out the paperwork to begin the process to adopt a little girl from Africa!!!!!


Our kids are so, so excited. Our son watched his Dad fill out the papers, and as we were driving home a couple of days later he was at the table reading and re-reading them!

We've spent the past week telling our family, our praying friends (who knew this was something we were moving toward), and this weekend we told our Sunday School class. I was wondering when I should post it on my blog, and this morning when I saw the People Group of the Day (in my sidebar), I took it as a "sign" that it was time to tell the news to my dear blogging friends!

This is something we have been praying about for some time. I can't say we always knew we would adopt, or even that it is something we have always wanted. This is just one example of all the ways God has been working in our family over the years, transforming us by His grace. I looked it up in my daily Bible over the weekend and the first time I noted in my Bible that we were praying seriously about adopting was January 12, 2004.

I've got so many more thoughts swirling around in my head and heart... I go back and forth between wanting to tell everyone I know and talk about it with whoever will listen, and just wanting to "ponder these things in my heart." I've got so much to share about what lead us to this point and the unique ways God has confirmed that it was His will for our family, including which country. But, I've got lots of months of waiting that I can spend blogging about those things... For now I just wanted to share our JOYous news with you, and humbly ask you to be praying with us, whatever God puts on your heart to pray. As I mentioned during our most recent trip to China, the prayers of my blogging friends have been a lifeline to me. God is so good.

Have a blessed, blessed day!

28 comments:

Mindy said...

That is amazing!
How wonderful for that sweet girl that will be yours and for your family.
Keep us posted and I will be praying for you all!
In HIM -
Mindy

Leslie said...

Wow!! I thought in that first picture you were giving him a manicure! haha

Daisy said...

WOW!! How wonderful! I think I've read every adoption blog out there and I cry every time. (Of course I know there's more out there, but it feels like I've read them all!) I'm so excited for your family and will definitely be keeping you all in prayer!

Lauren@Baseballs&Bows said...

Wow! How wonderful for your family Cyndi! What a blessing you will be to a new little one.

Kelly @ Love Well said...

Congratulations Cyndi! I know the process is just beginning, but surely, starting the adoption process is similar to finding out you are pregnant.

We all eagerly await to see what God has in store for you.

e-Mom said...

I'm so thrilled for you! The course of history has just changed dramatically... at least for your family and one very special child in Ethiopia. Thanks for sharing this exciting news with us.

That was one amazing Thanksgiving camping trip.

Hugs, e-Mom

Mary DeMuth said...

HOOOOOOORRRRRAAAAAYYYYYY!

Congratulations!!! You go, K Family!!!!!

Joni said...

Amazing! Good for you. We'll be praying and can't wait to hear more as the process moves forward.

Julie said...

Congratulations! We are in the process now of adopting as well. This is our second time. It is so exciting.

Christy said...

Congratulations! I hope it is a smooth and quick process for you!

Linda said...

It is so exciting to think that there is a sweet little one that God had planned just for your family waiting for you out there. I'm praying!!

Deidre said...

Congratulations, Cyndi! And, thanks for sharing so that now I can pray for/with you. What a fortunate little girl God is preparing right now to live with your sweet family.

Heather said...

I am so thrilled for you all and the blessed little one that God has chosen for your family. As soon as I read your announcement, I said a prayer of thanks that a child with no family would be lovingly placed within such a wonderful family. Praise His name! We adopted a little girl from Russia 2.5 yrs ago-to add to our 3 boys!:)Prayin for you guys-Heather

Kristi said...

How exciting! I am a regular reader at your other blog and was delighted to read your news! You will be in my thoughts and prayers :).

Alycia said...

Wow! I am so happy for you and your family! You will be such a blessing to your new child and I am so excited to "share" in this journey with you, if only through blogland. We are praying for you all!

Wendy said...

That is so exciting!

Chris @ Come to the Table said...

Congratulations!!!!!

I am so excited for you and your family. The picture of you and your husband filling out paperwork brought tears to my eyes. I am so excited to see and hear what God is going to do and for the little one He will bless you with.

Susanne said...

What exciting news, Cyndi! Exciting to see where God is leading your family.

Tammy said...

Congrats! We are adopting from China and in the waiting.... What an amazing journey and privilege that God allows us to be a part of His plan!

Jenny in Ca said...

wow, how wonderful! I just have to say, -God bless you!

Sherri said...

That is so amazing!! Wow!

The Lloyd Family said...

I am SO excited for you guys. My daughter had mentioned that you were talking about it at AWANA. I had been praying for you since then.

I can't wait to meet her !!

Vickie

Jill said...

Congratulations! God called us to adopt a child 3 years ago and a year ago we brought her home. It was a calling to do it,not our idea at all... but God's ways are not our own and we would have missed out on amazing blessing had we not followed Him. Adoption is a wonderful picture of God's adoption of us so it is a visible picture to everyone we come in contact with. Especially those of us that have children that look different that we do. Congratulations again! You are in for wonderful amazing blessings.

The Preacher's Wife said...

As usual, I'm behind on my reading but this is just steals my breath. What an exciting moment for your family and what an excellent way to chronicle this journey.

Many prayers my friend! :)

Lisa

A Life Inspired said...

Congratulations! Several of my friends were adopted when they were young and I am so grateful they had loving homes to grow up in. My dad and his two younger sisters did not; they lived in an orphanage and it was really hard for them. Wishing you God's best for your family!
~Alva

School for Us said...

Oh, I'm so happy for you! I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Amberly said...

With all the hustle and bustle of the holidays I've been behind on "visiting." What exciting news!! I'll try to keep up from now on! ;-)

lisaquing said...

I found your blog... somehow.... Can't remember now! lol It was linked from somewhere else!

Anyway, I see that you are hoping to adopt from Ethiopia. My sister and her dh are leaving MONDAY morning (tomorrow, Jan 31!) to go pick up their new Ethiopian daughter. Here is her blog link, in case you are interested.

http://journey2number4.blogspot.com/

Best wishes for your adoption too!