Caitlin, Rediet and Carly

Caitlin, Rediet and Carly

Sunday, March 28, 2010

So, are you guys crazy?

I had lunch the other day with a good friend and I was showing him a picture of our daughter that we are in the process of trying to adopt....and the question of "so, are you guys crazy" comes out.

Now...the answer to the question may actually be "yes" ---so, I can't entirely blame him for asking. But, it was rather funny....and then he got a chance to explain a little bit more.

The crazy part is of course the idea of adopting another child....traveling across an ocean to bring another child into our family. The crazy part is adopting a child that is the same age (or near) our oldest daughter. The crazy part is the pure cost of all of this ---today ----and forever more. The crazy part is I know he knows that we know we are far from great parents today.

So ----again - yes, I think we are crazy. I told him that the good news is that I think we can agree on that ---we are crazy. The only thing crazier in my view was us not to adopt her.

God - thank you for this priviledge...hoping for your tender mercies along the way ---but, either way --I know you are right in the middle with us. James 1:27.


Saturday, March 20, 2010


It was such a blessing being with family. I enjoyed every moment. I am so thankful and blessed. Our kiddos did great considering we packed in a ton this past week and had some late nights. Wolasa unfortunately is under the weather but he is getting lots of love! I couldn't help but think about my many different emotions, just want her here. Praying that will be soon.

Thinking about the process

We have been laying around today - resting from our spring break trip to San Antonio - and have had lots of time to think about the adoption process. Actually a bit nervous excited today ---starting to think that at some point in next month or so we should get Gladney approved and then start to hear back from FBI sometime in next month or so. Just praying for our daughter - and praying for the process. I so hope that we get on the wait list before some of our friends go back for their adoptions - it would be great to have some friends put their arms around her and tell her how much she is loved.

We also are experiencing Wolasa's first sickness since being home for over 6 months (that is amazing in itself). He has been a trooper - laying around all day today - no complaining though.