Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Today we learned that 6 of the 7 references we have requested have been sent in!  We are so excited and are anxiously awaiting the news that we have been put on the waiting list at the orphanage in Taiwan!  Our journey began in 2002 when we heard Steven Curtis Chapman on a Focus on the Family broadcast discussing his recent adoption (his first) from China.  I (Heather) was getting ready for work and was moved to tears by the Chapman's story.  In that moment, I felt God tugging at my heart toward adoption.  It has been awhile and we have had some life experience since then (including Hurricane Katrina!), but we still feel God wanting to unite us heart to heart with our child across the ocean.  We took some steps over a year ago to begin this journey.  There were some paperwork mixups and we just heard last week that the orphanage had sent out our reference requests.  Some people would be annoyed by this, but we know that God's timing is perfect.  We have recently moved back to Mississippi and live near my sister and brother-in-law as well as dear friends.  We are part of a vibrant, exciting church family.  God knows what He is doing!  I will continue to blog as we have updates in the adoption process.

"Children are a gift from the Lord; babies are a reward."  Psalm 127:3

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