Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thankful for my ONE year old Daniel Paul

On February 3rd of this year we picked up a tiny 2 month old baby boy thinking we would just get a short while to love on him.
I know Jesus just laughs at me when I think I know where things are going.
Very quickly we realized we would get way more than a few weeks with this sweet boy but for a while still thought he would return to his birth mother. Then one day in March I had quite the surprise (in a good way) that I was now mama to a little boy.
This Thanksgiving I am thankful that I get to be Daniel Paul's mommy!
Happy 1st Birthday Daniel Paul! We love you!!


Monday, November 12, 2012

I originally started this blog when I came back to Alabama( to finish my senior year at Auburn) after declaring I was moving to Honduras and that I was adopting a baby. You can imagine the surprise and questions. This blog was a place I could explain it all one time. After that it became a place I updated on the move, updated while I was in Honduras, and now update on our family and ministry. I never thought I would meet someone and they would say “I read your blog.” 
That being said I want some feedback from you!
What kind of things do you want to hear about?
 I love questions!!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Life has been a wild roller coaster these past two month.  I lost track of days now but over 60 days we have spent multiple hours a day sitting to see the judge, attorney, running around trying to get paper work together, and finally a trip to the city to get Grace a Honduran passport!

We still have one more step and that is permission from the judge to travel outside of the country.

With this permission we can apply for a US VISA for Grace. Then it is up to the embassy if she is granted the VISA or not.

And we still have this whole process starting at page one to begin with DP … I have to take one day at a time one kid at a time to make it through the day half sane.

My days are spent trying to find balance.
Balance between raising my kids American and Miskito.
Balance between being a mom and a missionary.
Balance between doing what I want to do and what I am required to do.

Amongst the craziness of life I have been getting a HUGE lesson in trust. I have been so discouraged I wanted to simply give up so many times in this process.  Time and time again the Lord comes through right at the very last second in ways that totally blow my mind.
Like the judge who gave me paperwork just hours before our plane left.
Like the random lawyer who was able to get Grace a passport the same day when there were no available appointments at immigration until December 14th.
Like the aunt who happens to show up with much needed information on DP 2 weeks before his first birthday ( after your first birthday it is a HUGE legal deal to get a birth certificate)
Or when Grace refused to take her passport picture ... and 30 minutes later decided to just hop up in the chair and say cheese.
The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace and remain at rest." Exodus 14:14 

“I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?" Jeremiah 32:27