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Tuesday, June 30, 2009


It's hard for my carnal self not to get jealous when I hear of hugely successful fundraisers that others have done to get money for their adoptions. But they always know someone who knows someone who knows someone, and the word gets out and God moves in a great way for them. I know God can do the same for us, but He may choose not to. That's the hard pill to swallow. But, we keep trusting and moving forward nonetheless. Because that's what faith is all about, right?

On another note, our scrapbook is done and on its way to us from Snapfish. I hope it turns out nicely when it's printed. It's kind of hard to tell on a computer screen.

Please pray for our faith to be increased as we wait and wait and wait...for Sophia.

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Friday, June 19, 2009


I have been reading several adoption blogs recently where all that is holding up the adoption is "red tape" and/or finances. So far we haven't run into "red tape", but I sure can relate to the finances. On days like today I wonder if we shouldn't just give up on this dream, because it just seems too impossible. I only have limited resources for fundraising, and, to be quite frank, I'm tired of asking for money. The only thing that really keeps me going is that I know God is able, and He could provide the money tomorrow if He wanted to. So, I plug along, but not always happily. It's just one of those days.

I know God is able to bring Sophia home, but...

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009


As Dave put it, another "baby step" was taken today on our journey to Sophia. I'm happy to report that our trip to York for fingerprinting was uneventful, unlike our recent trip to Philly to file our immigration paperwork. Thank the Lord for small miracles!

Doing whatever it takes to bring Sophia home...

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Sunday, June 14, 2009


Today I worked on the third piece of our dossier for Taiwan--a photo book of our family. I had fun on Snapfish playing around with layouts and such. It was hard to choose a theme, but I really like how the book turned out. It basically introduces each member of our family and shares what we like to do together. At the end I share our desire for a daughter/sister to share those family activities with us. Hopefully it will make a good impression on the "powers that be" who will see it and give us a referral. Of course our highest "Power" is ultimately in control, and He knows exactly who will fit in this crazy, male-dominated family of ours! My prayer is that she is feminine and likes to shop!

Praying Sophia home!

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