Pure and undefiled religion before God the Father is this: to care for orphans and widows in their misfortune and to keep oneself unstained by the world. James 1:27

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Tommorrow Ben and I go for our 2nd meeting for our Deciding Together Classes. Most people do not know about these type classes. I did a lot of research and calling to get to be able to do these:) The typical classes are once a week for 3 hours a night for 10 weeks. The Deciding Together Classes you do alone with a counselor. We have some homework and can meet on our own schedule. 

We have our very first meeting next Wednesday at our house for our homestudy as well.

Lots of exciting things coming up.

I am very anxious so I am remembering this verse often:

Philippians 4:6-7 ESV 

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.


Monday, May 13, 2013

I am converting my blog that I never post on anymore into our adoption journey blog!:)

Adoption has been something that I have thought about for years. I always knew that I wanted to adopt. After we had Noah, we started talking about adoption and never did anything with it. Soon I got pregnant with Nate so we stopped talking about it. After Nate was born, we started talking about it again. Once again, I got pregnant so we stopped talking about it. After I had Anna, I was convicted! I knew in my heart that it was time to stop running even if it seemed like a crazy idea. Ben and I started talking about it again and soon realized we were both on the same page. After much, much research. We decided that we wanted to do a foster care adoption or a safe haven baby adoption. We really do not care what the sex or race of the baby is. 

We have started our training classes and submitted all of our paper work to start our homestudy. We should be hearing from them the next day or two for our social worker to start our homestudy. We are working with Lifeline for our classes and our homestudy.

We are very excited and anxious to see where our journey takes us!!:)