This is the place where we are have documented the road we have walked in order to adopt our four children from Brazil and the road we are now on as a family. We are keenly aware that adopting is not just a process we've chosen to go through, but part of God's plan for us and for our children. May He be glorified through the process and through our family!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Christmas Epistle

This week we sat together to write our annual Christmas letter. We took the opportunity to officially announce (to those live far away and might not have heard) that we are waiting to adopt a wonderful child all the way in El Salvador, whom God has chosen to be our son or daughter. We stated in the email that we hope next year's Christmas Card will be from a family of 3. What a wonderful Christmas present that would be!

It's hard to see Christmas arrive and know that our child is not in our home yet. We wish we could shower him or her with love and gifts and teach him or her all our holiday traditions and share with him or her all our favorite holiday memories... and create new ones. We trust the Lord that that will come even though our hearts already feel the empty spot our child will someday fill. We trust and pray that God has provided a safe and happy place for our child to begin their life and that he or she will somehow sense that we are waiting to bring him or her home.