I knew that I had not blogged in a very long time, but when I logged into our blog site, I was shocked to realize that it had been more than a year! I really love to blog, but I often struggle to know what to write since our adoption story seems to have so many long pauses. So many long pauses! I am going to try to write more often. And thankfully, I do finally have some news to share.
First let me start with some family news. We bought a house! In all of our years of marriage, we have only ever rented. Our new home is beautiful and perfect for us; we are thrilled and thankful that the Lord gave us this blessing!
Another awesome change is that my parents have moved in with us. This decision has been a real blessing for us all! Our home has an “in-law” area so that we all have our own personal space, but we share common areas. The kids love seeing Mimi and Papa everyday!
And now for the adoption news: After much prayer we have decided to become a foster family! We are thrilled to be partnering with the Alabama Baptist Children’s Home (ABCH). The ABCH will give us a great opportunity to care for children while providing us with amazing support, prayer, and encouragement. We will be fostering and also hope we will foster to adopt.
In order to keep this blog from being crazy long, I am going to give you all of the foster care details in our next blog post. Thank you to all of you who have prayed for us and supported us during this long, crazy journey. Sometimes it seems like we will never get to adopt, but I know that God is on the move!