Our little boy Caleb doesn't need to be told twice when Daddy tells him to go "put on your boots"! He doesn't know where he's going, doesn't know how long it'll take or how much it will cost; All he knows is Daddy asked him to go spend quality time with him and that's all it takes for him to obey. We have heard the same request from our heavenly Father concerning adoption. We are embarking on this adoption adventure with Him not knowing the where and how; All we know is God wants to spend quality time with us and teach us who He is on a deeper level.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

We're "paperwork" pregnant!

Dossier is SENT!!!
This morning I ran around town like crazy. I had to photocopy our dossier 3 times, get a last minute notarized copy of my Canadian birth certificate, go to the bank and then finally mail all these papers. I told the lady at UPS to be careful. I was so nervous, it felt weird to hand over one full year of paperwork to a complete stranger. After it was all set and done I felt different; happy and excited. It felt just like when I have taken a pregnancy test and it was positive. I just wanted to scream to everyone in the store that my husband and I were gonna have another son. Don't worry I didn't! The emotions I am going through today are so strong. I never thought that adoption would be such an emotionnaly charged experience. I can't wait to meet him and kiss his little face.
So as of today we are officially "paperwork" pregnant! Our son should be home in 9 months.

Monday, February 14, 2011


“And my God will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19)

Last Friday afternoon (Feb 11th) Adam and I were reminded once again of the truth of the expression "Where the Lord guides, He provides". I went to get the mail and found a letter from some friends we met a long time ago. They heard of our adoption through Facebook and were touched. They wanted to be part of this adventure with us, and so they very generously gave as the Lord had put on their hearts. We were floored by the amount they sent us but also by the power of our Lord to rally us all together as brothers and sisters in Christ. Only His Holy Spirit can unite hearts like that for His purposes. It's beautiful to see!

So now we are waiting for two pieces of paperwork to come back to us from the Secretary of State. They should arrive this week or early next week. Once we get those two documents we are officially done our paperchase and can send our dossier to America World. Woohoo!!!

We are a little overwhelmed right now by the reality of this adventure. It's really happening, God is really doing this. It's humbling and such a blessing all at the same time. I'm excited to meet my baby. I started having dreams about this little guy. It's just like when I was pregnant and had dreams of the new baby coming. God is so good.