An Answered Prayer! (Kind of…)

So, here’s a little update for you guys… Yesterday morning, I was at work and my phone started buzzing in my pocket. I never, EVER get calls during work hours because most people know I am not allowed to answer, so I casually looked down at my phone and saw “Holt International” on my callerContinue reading “An Answered Prayer! (Kind of…)”

…and if not, HE IS STILL GOOD.

So, it’s Sunday night again. I may have mentioned this here before, but Sundays took on a whole new meaning to me during this adoption process. All of the emails, all of the phone calls (good and bad), and all of the news in an adoption process happen between Monday and Friday (it’s a businessContinue reading “…and if not, HE IS STILL GOOD.”

The Million-Dollar Question and a Prayer Request

Everywhere I go lately, I seem to get the million-dollar question, “So, where’s Brooks? When are you traveling? I thought you all would be in China by now.” So, I thought I’d take a minute and address that. Here’s the short answer: we’re in our last and final period of waiting. Womp. Womp. Yep, IContinue reading “The Million-Dollar Question and a Prayer Request”

Happy 1st Birthday, Brooks!

Today is our baby Brooks’s first birthday.    My prayer today is that he feels special. I don’t know whether or not the photo album we sent a couple of weeks ago was given to him yet or not, I don’t know whether or not his birthday was acknowledged by the orphanage or not, andContinue reading “Happy 1st Birthday, Brooks!”

Eight on the Eighth: A Life Lately Recap

Okay, y’all…forgive my absence here. For the last two weeks, we’ve gone into sprint mode around here with visa applications, a quick lake getaway, the start of a new school year, and just general September craziness. So, a couple quick things to share with you all… ONE  We are resting on the adoption paperwork front…forContinue reading “Eight on the Eighth: A Life Lately Recap”

A Very Unique Fundraiser

Y’all. What an incredible and humbling past few days we’ve had. Blake and I are so BEYOND grateful for your outpouring of support and love for our new son. We cannot wait to get Brooks home later this fall and introduce him to all the amazing people who have prayed for him the past year. ThisContinue reading “A Very Unique Fundraiser”

Good Things Come To Those Who Wait: Our Referral Story

Okay, y’all…I’ve been keeping a BIG secret from you for a while, and I am SO excited I can finally shout it from the rooftops… WE HAVE A SON. I can’t even believe it, y’all. We got “the call” in the afternoon on July 12th. I was getting the kids ready to go swimming atContinue reading “Good Things Come To Those Who Wait: Our Referral Story”

When God’s Not Subtle…

Sometimes, I believe God moves and speaks to us in very soft, very faint whispers. And other times, when you’re doubting something He’s called you to or just flat out acting ridiculous, he legitimately YELLS at you. Today, I got yelled at in the best possible way, and I am so incredibly grateful. Let’s rewindContinue reading “When God’s Not Subtle…”