we are humbled and grateful for all of your encouraging words, about our big news!
for those of you who have been through the process of adoption, you know how up and down the process can be, so to have the support of our friends and family (and yes, even our internet friends) really means so much to us.
so, thank YOU for that.
so, i know ya'll are dying to hear details, and we wish we could tell you every detail.
but for certain reasons, details can't be given just yet.
just know that there is a little girl, half a world away, waiting for us.
and she fits in perfectly with our family.
we started this process back in march.
a friend and her family, decided to adopt a sweet, baby boy...that got my heart moving.
she then connected me with this video.
mr. anderson and i always knew we would adopt one day.
but we honestly thought we'd adopt a little chinese girl...she would fit right in our little family.
never, in a million years, would i have said ethiopia.
but after watching that video...and reading those statistics...my heart really moved.
and so did mr. anderson's heart.
"how could we not adopt?" were his exact words.
so, with a 6 year old, 4 year old, 2 year old and 5 month old, we started the paperwork to add one more to our family.
even still, as i type this, it sounds crazy.
we have so many children already.
will we have enough room in our house?
we will most likely need a new car. (5 kids in car seats---duggar van, anyone?)
travel to africa, twice? i hate to fly.
financially, it seems impossible.
but, we know God will provide.
these are His kids, and we feel honored that He has chosen us to take on one more little person.
half a world away.
so, we invite you to sit back and watch us take this journey.
in addition, we will be having some fundraising, donating, etc. going on.
later today, a donate button will be set up on the side of our blog.
please know that we aren't trying to get money from you.
i just know that some people like to help, so it's there and available if you're so inclined.
i am also opening up ad space...if you're interested in advertising your shop/blog, on my blog, then email me for info. firstname.lastname@example.org
all money from ad space will go straight to our ethiopian fund. woot.
thanks for joining us in this!
if we can inspire even one family to take the journey to adoption as well, then that's all that matters.
i leave you with a quote (from the video) that really inspired me:
i am only one, but still i am one.
i cannot do everything, but still i can do something;
and because i cannot do everything,
i will not refuse to do
the something i can do.
is God calling YOU to do something?