Tuesday, May 22, 2012

It's raining, it's pouring. . ..and I am dancing in it!

Life is chaotic today and I LOVE it! My husband finally came down with the chicken pox. Though he is hanging tough right now, I am a little worried. I can only imagine Male chicken pox is even worse than the Man-flu! I am gearing up for a bumpy week!

Our roof is being replaced today. I have some sort of sinus issue, you know the kind where it hurts to move your head at all. . .super fun.  When it rains, it pours.

AND we are beginning to wade through the paperwork and jump through the hoops to adopt our very own Eastern European angel. Oh, I tear up just thinking about it. Adoption is a leap of faith for any family but really, I cannot explain how terrified I am. I cannot think of any negative possibilities right now. I have been left broken hearted and empty handed twice, when I thought my arms and heart would be filled with a lovely child. I am really trusting God to take care of me and this precious child while we work to make him ours. I feel so blessed that God would entrust this angel to us! What an amazing honor!

We cannot disclose the exact child just yet, though I am super eager to share because he is just PERFECT! As soon as I can, you will all be treated to pictures and details!
After months of donating and advocating and praying and crying over these children I finally feel like I am DOING SOMETHING! The hoops and the paperwork. .well it is such a blessing!

I am joining a new family of amazing people that have adopted special needs children. The Reece's Rainbow Family! YAY! I feel so insecure. . .these families, these women that I have come to know and respect, well they are just so much cooler than I am! I feel like the red-headed step child, but I will take that! Anything to be a part of such an amazing community of people!

I am unsure how my blog will be impacted by this process, I am really hitting the ground running, hoping to expedite this process in any way I can. Someone is waiting for us!! I will do my level best to keep updating this with all the awesomeness that the future holds!

I just discovered this video, I don't know how I have missed it all these months, but it is amazing and showcases just how awesome these families and children are, and what a kick ass awesome organization Reece's Rainbow is.

Oh I am so excited and so nervous and SO BUSY! Please keep us in your prayers!!


  1. Welcome to the Reece's Rainbow family!! Can't wait to hear who the lucky kiddo is! God doesn't have any step-children, ya know :) :)

  2. oooh so very very excited for you & your family... waiting eagerly to hear who's joining your family :D Praying...

  3. Yes!!! This is the news I was thinking you would post, and I am SO thrilled for you guys!!! Congratulations, and I can't wait to read more updates! :-)

  4. Excited for you! And I can hardly wait to learn who your little son is. :) Blessings to you.