Wednesday, July 14, 2010

here's what's brewing

Some of you gals are way ahead of me.

But here's what's brewing.

Yes, another adoption!

Remember the boy that I posted about a while back?
Well, after many months of praying
about him (we began praying long before that post),
we feel God leading US to adopt him.

And we are thrilled.
Along with nervous and every other emotion that goes along with the unknowns!

We have PA.
Our homestudy is done.
Working on our dossier now.

But we've got a ton of work to do to raise funds.
Three adoption in about as many years,
isn't easy.

We've got a MAJOR "giveaway"
that we will launch (hopefully) early next week.

Oh my gosh.
It is SO BIG.

And I need your help to spread the word.
Pretty please.


connie said...

Spreadin' the word now!!!! Thank you for FINALLY sharing the good news, and thank you for loving the Lord with your life!

Debby said...

OMG! I had NO fun for you & how lucky for him! Congrats!!!!!
Guess you needed to fill that beautiful home school up

Nancy said...

So, so happy for you. How exciting!!!

Janet and Kevin said...

Whoo hoo! Very excited for you!! :) Bring it on for your fund raiser. We will be doing the same thing soon whenever we are led to a daughter! You are right. Three adoptions in about three years is not possible for us - but for God it is!!

Thanks for sharing about your new and waiting son! Yippee Jesus!

Janet, Kevin, Ted, Philip, and Elijah

Stefanie said...

HUGE congratulations to you, my friend!! How wonderful for you and for the precious little guy who will be so blessed to call you mama :)

julie said...

I'm so happy for you all! It's been a great week-my sister-in-law and her family just got their PA for a 9 year old boy from China. Now there's two less orphans in the world!!!

Cristy said...

Congratulations Lori!! What an amazing blessing!! It is so exciting to see the Lord bring families together! You have to tell us what Macy said when she heard the exciting news!

We will be praying with you for funds. We totally understand the need, and we are in the same boat as we are trying for all of us to travel (if possible) for the twins. God provides, and I love to see how He does it!

So happy for you!!

Shonni said...

I am so excited for ya’ll!!!! Praising the LORD.
And I haven’t blogged yet, but we are also adopting a waiting boy from China who is 6. May be I can email you later to tell you more!
What an exciting journey....yeaaaaa!

Jen said...

WOO-HOO!!! Congratulations!! That is so excitng. With God ALL things are possible!!! HE WILL provide the means and way to your new son.

Chad and Kristy said...

As I was driving to work the other day you came to my mind and I thought I wouldn't be surprised if I saw another adoption in your future:) Ha, I was right! Congrats! Can't wait to see some pictures!! I am so excited for you and praying for your funding.

Robin said...

How exciting for all of you!

My photography is available for purchase - visit Around the Island Photography and bring home something beautiful today!

Karen said...

Congratulations!!!!! What wonderful news!

Sally-Girl! said...

When I saw the blog title I had to go get myself a cup of Joe first as I knew this post was worthy of all my attention all while doing something I love almost as much as morning coffee!!

Congratulations, now hurry the dossier up and we can do China together!!! I am planning on January travel.

Jean said...

Yippee Jesus!! Can you here me all the way from China? Because I am shouting out the good news!

I am so so happy for all of you! What a blessing!! My goodness our God is good!!

Can't wait to hear even more about your new son! PTL

Madeleine said...

OH HaPpY DaY!!!!!!

I was hoping this was it!!

Last night, we had a church picnic and one of the ladies was commenting how beautiful our daughter was and such a joy.

I heartly agreed and mentioned, if I had the money, I would do it again. Even if I AM almost 43. It shocked her slightly.

And now I wonder if it's just money holding us back.

And if that's a good enough reason!!



Toni said...

Congratulations on another golfer! Looking forward to following your journey:)

Kathy said...

I KNEW IT!!!! :)
You are way ahead of us! ;)

Kathy said...

So excited for you!!

Tracey and Chuck said...

Just got excited for your family!

Suzette said...

Praising Him with you! What a joy to know he will have a forever family soon! Praying God will provide the needed funds along the journey. He has been so faithful to provide all we needed now we continue to pray for funding for heart surgery in the days ahead.

Chris said...

Lori!!are you going to name him Joe.

If you want to practice having another kid in th e house I can send one priority mail...they are FIGHTING today...gotta find more work.
Yaaay! will put your picture thingy on my blog after I settle some little people.

Holly said...

That is wonderful!! I understand the financial dilemma...we have also paid for 3 adoptions in the past three years...even though one fell through. Anyway, God who calls you is faithful...I can't wait to watch Him provide..again!!

Tiffany said...

Woohoo! That is wonderful! Can't wait to "meet" this newest member of the bunch. Congrats!

Cate said...

Congratulations! I had wondered if anyone had stepped up to bring him home.

Cate said...

Congratulations! I had wondered if anyone had stepped up to bring him home.

Tracy said...

I read your post this morning. I remember the first time you posted the picture of this young man. His picture haunted me for days. He looked so hopeless and sad. It made me cry then and Im still crying today. Of course today it is tears of joy! Oh my goodness you sure weren't a kiddin when you said you had something brewin...much better than a cup o joe... : ) God bless ya!

Holly said...

AAAAAAHHHH!!! Sooo excited for you, and so jealous that you have a hubby that is so totally on board with 3 adoptions in a row. I am so happy for you ALL. : )

Donna said...

Yay!!!!!!! Congratulations!!! Oh my goodness - SO happy for you guys!!! Keep us posted - and can't wait to see pictures!!

Lou and Lorna said...

I'm so happy for you and your family...especially your new son! I remembered his picture because it was haunting. I'm so happy that it was his very own Mama who posted it! Big hugs!!!

Jaime said...

maybe it's just me in my pain medicated state of mind, but i can't get your button to work. i tried as an HTML and also a picture.

*and i commented on teh FB page. but again, you and your family amazes me. such love!

Karin said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! So excited for you! :) As one who adopted six kids in five years--and didn't have the money for any of them--I KNOW God will provide. Going to post your button on my blog right now. :)

LedaP said...

Oy Wow!!! So happy for you!!! Good luck should check out my fundraising site - it's been tough, but we're working hard and there are definitely some big hearts in the adoption world!!

Can't wait to follow your new journey!!


LedaP said...

Oh my gosh! I just had to come back - it's THAT boy!!!!!!!!! So amazing - I saw his face and remembered and it just brought me to tears. So thankful he will be coming home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope your adoption is so blessed every step of the way!!

Anonymous said...

That is so cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Marie-Claude said...

Congratulations Lori,
So happy for you and your family!


Adeye said...

Oh my goodness did I even miss your fabulous news???? Geezzzz.

Yahoooooooo....sinmply fabulous news, my friend. I am so thrilled for you and your precious family. can't wait to hear details...and see his sweet face :)

Oh happy day!!!!!!!!

Angie said...

Whoa! Back the truck up...I missed something. I figured it was an adoption, but what boy?? Who is he...have you shared yet?? How old? China, again?? Soooo excited for your family!! And I'm sure your sons are happy to have more testosterone in the house!

Susan A said...

I remember the picture of this boy in the background in your previous post and was sad for him. I am so happy that he's got a family that wants to take him in now :) :)

My blog has your button now. :)

This is so exciting!!! to see people acting on His Word :)

Nicole A. said...

YAY! Ohmygosh, so happy for you!!
Such great news ... congratulations!

All the best,
Nicole A. in OH

Cindy said...

Congrats Lori on your family's newest blessing!
We just came home last week w/ our 8th! Joyous journey to your newest son! Thanks for letting us follow along w/ your family.

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