Friday, January 29, 2010

First Steps

I love how God works in mysterious ways, don't you? We had different people recommend Dillon International as an agency to check out. Although I have them listed as a reference link, it is different when you begin the process yourselves. So, thank you to all of you who are being used to walk alongside us in our first steps of adopting the sweet child God has for us.

We RSVP'd for a meeting with Dillon next Saturday morning, February 6th, here in the DFW area. We look forward to learning more about this organization and having some questions answered. As we begin to look at agencies, please pray we would not get in the way of what God has planned. I will continue to keep you posted.

In light of this, I am beginning to make cards specific to adoption. Here are a few below. Enjoy!!!

Much love,

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Adoption Update

Hey everyone,

I would love to receive information from you regarding adoption agencies. As Chris and I begin to look at agencies, we have several in mind, but would love feedback from those who have experienced the process.

We are looking at adopting internationally. The countries we are interested in are India, China, and Russia. Of course, Haiti now comes to mind. We really are trying to keep it open and allow God to lead us, but we need to focus in at some point to move forward.

Please send us any thoughts of wisdom you have and please be in prayer over us as we begin this journey.

Much love,

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Update Regarding Eye Situation

I was finally able to get a second opinion on my eyes yesterday concerning my Pseudopapilledema (or in human terms, swelling around my optic nerve in both eyes.) It was a very good report. The Dr. leaned more towards the option that I was born with the swelling, which makes it confusing, and they just want to take precautionary measures. 3 MRI's and over a year later, you can imagine my relief.

At this point I am to follow up with my optometrist every 3-4 months. She will take pictures of my eye and optic nerve to see if anything changes. Changes could include white flecks or hemorrrhaging around my optic nerve, neither of which sound fun.

Thank you, thank you for your prayers over the past year.

Much love,

Friday, January 8, 2010


Hey all, 
this is a blog I have been following for some time now and a recent post was very moving. I appreciate so much the reminder of serving those who are battling infertility, including myself. I have come to understand the importance of sharing how I am feeling, and not shutting people out of my journey. I know that we who struggle can serve others who are in the midst of their battle, and walk alongside them in prayer and support.

If you have time, this moving video is one to watch. It captures feelings that one struggles with during infertility. I loved the song stating "I fell apart, but I got back up again." There have been many times when I have thought, "just keep moving, keep moving forward." In reality, I can self talk, but my hope is in Christ, and He is the reason I keep moving forward and get up again.

Much love and continuing to share hope in this journey,