Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Seeing His faithfulness...already

I realize I have already fallen short with this blog however, since there hasn't been anything going on with the adoption per se I haven't felt there was much to say. Well, now that I sit and think about it that couldn't be further from the truth. Here's the deal. When we started this whole thing our attitude was we would fill out all the application stuff and even though we lived in a townhouse in the middle of an apartment community we would go ahead and do the home study here with faith that one day soon before Grace gets here God would some how help us afford a house since with 3 boys already she would have to have her own room and a 3 bedroom townhouse won't cut it. WOW that sentence was way too long and probably not grammatically correct. Anyway, with the way the housing market is here and how expensive they are in comparison to where we used to live it can be overwhelming. All I can say is this...God's ideas are always about timing. 4 weeks ago we weren't even considering buying a house and had our application ready to submit. Now, we are waiting to close on a 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath with a loft 2000+ sqaure foot house that isn't even finished yet. Oh wow the goodness of God. Now the part regarding the adoption. We were going to submit the app anyway since we had the new address but they also want photos of where you live. They want one of the outside and 3 of your choice from the inside. So, we are waiting to move to take pics of the house b/c that is where Grace will come home to. At first I felt somewhat frustrated b/c all I could think is...one more month to really get going but then I realized...THIS NEW HOUSE!!! That is our beginning. I cannot begin to tell you what it means to be where we are. I see so much of God's hand in this already it blows my mind. If He can provide a house when we thought there was no possibility, we have nothing to worry about with regards to the money for Grace. She will be here in no time. Soon after we move we plan to get her room ready and just keep on towards the finish line. As we walk this road we have already received so much support and encouragement from people its just crazy. However, when it comes down to plain old inspiration, hands down it comes from Carlos and Heather Whittaker. They are couple from Cali whom we have never met who just recently brought their own little bundle home from a foreign country and Carlos has THE most amazing videos of their journey on his blog. I watch those repeatedly to keep my head above water and to be reminded it will be a reality for us too. Anyway, thanks for being with us on this journey and please send any messages whenever you have time but most of all please just pray for baby Grace. Love you all!

5 comments:

LunarWorld said...

That is so incredible. We look forward to pictures of your new house (as soon as it's completed!)

Love you guys...

Shannon said...

Oh! I am SO excited! I totally understand on the not much to post so why post....but we cannot leave our readers hangin'

Love you mucho!!! Can't wait for our first Grace & Analise playdate...maybe they can be penpals????

Stacie said...

You know you say it's all about timing. It might be that Grace hasn't even been born yet. Did you happen to think about that. Maybe this "good" delays are because God is picking out a little girl that is still in the womb.

Just a thought!

Stacie

Whittaker Woman said...

Another month seems so long now but once you have gone through the process it is nothing. We also had to wait for our house to have our home-study updated but you will come to find out that these push backs are just part of the process. I am sorry to tell you but there will be many more to come so just think of them as part of the deal. That way you wont get frustrated. Congrats on the house. h

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