Our Journey To Charlie & Levi...

After 17yrs of marriage and "8" amazing children, God has continued to keep the fire for adoption burning in our hearts. Crazy?... Maybe?!?! But....Doesn't God call all of us to do CRAZY things for him? Isn't that what it means to Live for Christ? To make a difference ONE orphan at a time. So after months of praying that this little guy would find a forever family, he FINALLY has!! OUR FAMILY!! Join us as we pray, cry, fill out mounds of paperwork & fundraise to bring our son home. We give God all the glory for choosing to adopt us & for giving us the opportunity to Choose Charlie...And because we could not get Zhora(Levi) off our minds and God obviously placed him in our hearts... We're bringing him home too!!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Blessing of WAITING...

Today is Day 8 of our waiting period. Every day a step closer to stepping onto that airplane, flying over the big pond, and walking two new sons, brothers, grandsons, nephews into their FIRST HOME!!! The WAITING can be brutal when you are missing home~hubby, children, family, friends, & bed. Ha! But then I walk through those orphanage gates and get the death grip hug from Charlie and the cuddle hug from Levi, I am reminded that these two little human beings that God created are worth the WAIT... The amazing part of the whole journey is the people God places in your path and the situations that you never would have had the blessing of being a part of it if you were not just WAITING. We have been blessed to meet more than 12 other families that are adopting as well. Families that are on the same page as you, families that "Get It" and yes other families that have 4, 7, 10, 14 other children! Families that share the same heart....God's heart:) I have been so fortunate to stay with sweet friends that we met on our first trip over. American missionaries that are here making such an impact for God. I am so blessed by there mission and there compassion. I have visited hospitals full of beautiful children!! Children that need a Mommy & Daddy. Children longing to know what it is like to be held and loved. I have had amazing moments with God and My heart has been blessed through praying for other families struggling through this crazy process called ADOPTION! My prayer for so many loving families is that you would step out in faith and remember that Adoption is part of God's plan, and that one of these sweet face's could be cuddled up in your home instead of sleeping in an orphanage or being sent away to an institution to live out their very short little life:(

Everyday I see these two little ones along with many others,and I long for them to have a HOME!!!

Are YOU my Mommy & Daddy????


This little guy is so Stinkin cute!! He seems so cuddley and calm. He is 2yrs old and would make such an amazing son. I just wanna kiss him everytime I see him!


This little sweetheart is always smiling!! She is 2yrs old. She says, "Mama" and raises her arms for me to pick her up. I picked her up once and was told by a nanny to put her down:( So Each time I pick up Charlie I bend down and tell her hello and tell her that one day her mama will come. She is such a DOLL!!!
In Hebrew WAIT means HOPEFUL Anticipation...
So many little orphans are WAITING...
"Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him..." ~Psalm 37:7


  1. Ouch...that is painful to want them so bad. The heart strings are be pulled so hard it hurts!!!

  2. You are doing such an amazing job waiting. You are getting closer and closer. I am getting more and more excited as your time there ends. I know it was amazing to meet all those people and you are so right. You met people you never would have otherwise. I'm thinking about you my friend!!! I can't wait for you to be home with those boys. All of your children are so lucky to have a fabulous Mommy and Daddy!!!

  3. Wendy, that is the hardest part for me... the ones that are left behind... who reach out to me, hoping for a mama. And it kills me that they will not let me hold these other children or show them love.