Tuesday, April 19, 2011

a public announcement


After much hesitation, we have decided to "go public" with a very personal (and wonderful) piece of our life. Our reservations stem from a number of reasons, solely selfish and mainly being out of fear. More specifically, fear of negative reactions from others and fear of not having all the answers to all of the questions. Those fears aside, we also have this overwhelming confidence from the Lord, and therefore, we are compelled to share this wonderfully blessed journey with you.

The truth is that this story of our life, is not ours, it belongs to the Lord. And it is extremely comforting to know that our faithful Lord has every detail carefully planned out. With that being said (ready, get excited!) the Lord has led us to pursue adoption! For some time we have been praying and considering options for our family and we have decided to begin with adoption as our first choice. We are thrilled that the Lord has opened this door with this opportunity for growth in our family!

We've begun the lengthy process through a foster adoption program. There are a number of unknowns as far as a timeline, but the Lord has given us peace with the unknown. And honestly, the mystery of it all has been one of the most thrilling things about the whole process (I do looove surprises (well, the good kind)). Anyway, we are extremely hopeful and expectant. Since late February when we stepped out and began this journey, it has been nothing but a big blessing. The Lord has often reminded us of his provision through it all, as well as his clear direction for it. This whole process is still very new for us and everyday we can hardly believe we're really in it. It's an incredible blessing.

So now we hope to share the many details of this adventure with any listening ear. That means I'm hoping to document the process on here as we have news to share. The blog will most likely shift to include more of our personal life (specifically this adoption journey) in the mix with our various vintage finds and decorating projects.

1 Corinthians 2:9


 If you care to know more of the story of how we came to start this journey, check it out here.

17 comments:

  1. congratulations! that is so awesome and exciting! hoping and praying the best for you!

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  2. also, am i an idiot? do you guys go to Grace? (i say this because i saw you posted to the Zerkle page - and Erica just did her testimony on Sunday)

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  3. Good luck. I will pray for you and hope that a special child will be sent to you soon.

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  4. Sarah, praying for you, Drew and your little one very night! I am so happy for you guys.

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  5. What wonderful news! I'm so glad you shared it here.
    Mostly I think it is important that you shared the testimony of 'fear' ABOUT telling. GOD will bless you in your testimony.
    and the Enemy is IS OVERCOME BY THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB and the word of our TESTIMONY! AMEN!
    Happy for you both!
    praying, Pat

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  6. I am so proud of you Sarah. So excited seeing the Lord work in your life. Love you girl!

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  7. You have such a beautiful heart Sarah! I am so excited to hear all of the details along the way- and to learn of the specific ways I can pray for you and your family. I love you!

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  8. So, so exciting. Congratulations on this new adventure!!

    My husband and I also decided to start our family through adoption and have been waiting for over two years now!!! Hopefully soon. :)

    Good luck with your journey!

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  9. Congratulations! I'm looking forward to hearing more about your wonderful journey!

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  10. You go girl! Way to share God's story. Praying for you!!! I too love the mystery and excitement of the adoption journey

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  11. thats such great news!! how exciting for you guys. it will be most wonderful to read about your journey! thansk fro opening up and sharing with us all. God bless your family!

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  12. Oh, Sarah~ I love this blogpost. I am so happy for you and excited to follow this journey. You will make such wonderful parents! I will be praying for God's guidance for you two in the process!

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  13. How wonderful and exciting! That is wonderful!
    Have a pretty day!
    Kristin

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  14. Sarah and Drew,
    How fitting that you should choose to use my favorite scripture verse in the Bible. It is the very one that pulled me towards the Lord so many years ago. You know the one that says, Gotcha! It brings me back to a past prayer of ours about this family building a legacy for His purpose. Remember, He never forgets even if we do! Dad and I are extremely thrilled that you have chosen this path of discovery and yet it is so fitting for the two of you. We are so proud to call you ours and feel you are truly brave in the Lord! We are eagerly waiting for this new family member to be one with ours if God so chooses and don't you forget we have more Love and room in this family because He Loved us first! Sarah and Drew know this, though we're far apart through the distance doesn't mean we're not right there with you. You have our Prayers, Love and Support!

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  15. What a testimony of what the Lord is doing in your life and how you chose to following His calling! Glad we can be part of this journey with you here in Erie. Keeping you in our prayers. :)

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  16. Hello! I stopped in from Cozy Cottage Cute and was blessed to see a wonderful family wanting to adopt a child! I hope to do the same someday as well! I did go thru foster care training but I felt the doors were closed for me temporarily. God bless!

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