Just a reminder, Sarah is selling her custom baby birth prints over on etsy. If you have a little one in your life, she would love to create one for you. 100% of the profits go toward funding the adoption. :) Link is here: Sarah’s etsy shop Blessings!
I have written this post 200 times in my head. Lots of lyrical, wizened words and lengthy tales of tears and laughter. But I prefer abrupt and succinct.
We are adopting. And we are full of joy.
The desire to adopt has been brewing in my (Sarah) heart since I was 14, and Isaac wholeheartedly jumped on board in September 2012. And then we got pregnant. :) The time is finally right and we feel Christ leaning on our hearts to just go full steam ahead. We don’t have all of the dollars; we don’t know all of the details. But it’s our next big adventure, and we know we want you with us.
But we also need your help. Obviously.
1) Please pray. Ask most adoptive parents and kids, and you learn that the road is long and full of obstacles. If you are a believer, please pray for our patience, wisdom, and discernment. Also, that we remain joyful and not get discouraged.
2) You can give. I hate this part. You knew it was coming. Our (insane) goal is a little north of $20,000. It is so big, but so is our God. Every penny brings us one step closer a little bit sooner.
More details to come soon. God is so good.
Well, the decision has been officially made: we are NOT moving to Switzerland. But it is okay! We firmly believe we are flowing God’s path. We will be moving home to Fort Wayne as soon as we can manage to find jobs!
Once again, we were sad at first — but we are so very excited for this next step. We are learning to live fully reliant on Christ, and we are incredibly ready to see where life takes us in this new season. Thank you so much for your prayers and thoughts; this year would have been a failure if our support system had not been so strong. You are our support system, and we love you!
Okay, time for me to shamelessly self-promote my hobby (which I am hoping to turn into a bit of a side business). I love design. Ever since my first private art lesson in fourth grade — I’ve been hooked on color and creating. So, I have an etsy shop with some of my stuff, and I would LOVE feedback from you on what you like and what I could add or do better! If you or anyone you know is interested, I would be happy to create something for you.
PS: Happy 2012. God is faithful. :)
Here at JFHP, we have thousands of photos available. Trips, teams, equipment, culture…it’s incredible. And every once in a while, while I am writing posts for the JFHP blog, I get to shuffle through hundreds of them at a time. Some are happy, some are heartbreaking, all are gorgeous. I just wanted to share a few of them with you. Enjoy! Read the rest of this entry »