"I will not leave you as orphans..." - John 14:18

Friday, September 16, 2011

September Waitlist Numbers...

I can't believe it's time for another update on numbers already.  We've had so much going on that it seems like I just posted August's waitlist numbers!!

A lot has been going on here at our house in the last month. 

Travis just celebrated his 33rd birthday...

I began homeschooling the girls...

We took a trip to Utah to celebrate the life of Travis' grandmother (Oma Margie), who passed away in late August...

...and Travis and I went backpacking to Paradise Lake (in the Sierra Nevadas) to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary!  I truly can't believe it's been 10 years!!! 

It's been busy!  But oh so fun!!

And the time has been flying by, which brings us closer to the day we will be able to bring our baby(ies) home.  What's exciting, is that we've had movement despite the fact that the Ethiopian courts have been closed, which is GREAT news!!

Here are our new numbers...

April - 93
May - 81
June - 81
July - 74
August - 70
September - 64

April - 73
May - 64
June - 62
July - 56
August - 52
September - 49

April - 41
May - 34
June - 35 
July - 29
August - 28
September - 25

So...there they are!  Yet another month has passed, and we continue to wait...  To wait for the day we receive our referral call...  To wait for the day we board that plane to meet our little one(s) for the first time...  To wait for the day we get to hold him/her/them in our arms... To wait for the day our family will be complete!  We yearn for that day, and we pray that it comes soon, yet we know that it will happen in God's perfect timing.  

Monday, September 12, 2011

Thank you!!

A HUGE thank you to EagerHands!!!

We cannot express enough our gratitude and thanks to Lora, owner of EagerHands, for her generous and gracious donation to our adoption fund!  Several months ago, Lora told us she felt led to donate 15% of all of her August proceeds to our adoption (which she later increased to 20%!!)  ...what a blessing she has been to our family and to our adoption.  God has, truly, displayed His grace through this faithful woman!

So, from our heart to yours, Lora, THANK YOU!!!

Additionally, those of our family and friends who purchased from EagerHands during August, a heartfelt THANK YOU goes out to you as well!!!

If you haven't had a chance to visit Lora's shop on etsy.com, check it our by clicking here!

We are so blessed...

The support we continuously receive is beyond words!!  And we are grateful!