After many days of praying together and separately, we came to the decision that we felt God was leading us to adopt these two young ladies. We had started arranging our lives to accommodate our family of four and we were content with our decision to only have 2 children. We have reached a time in our lives where we feel like things are becoming slightly easier with our two children, especially since Hayden began kindergarten this fall. Kristy has begun to see more freedom in her schedule. Emily and Hayden are getting easier to travel with and we are always looking forward to our next family vacation. We knew that if we were to pursue adoption, sacrifice was going to have to be a new normal in our lives. We’d have to sacrifice time, family vacations, and the comfort level we were used to living with.This wouldn’t be easy.
But what we couldn’t get away from was a sense of leading by the Holy Spirit to take action and do something. We couldn’t do nothing! So we prayed together a very difficult prayer that Jesus prayed to our benefit all those years ago: not my will be done, but Your will be done. Very quickly, we would jump into the adoption process. We know that down the road we will face many obstacles, language barrier (they speak Ahmaric), adoption expenses, and lack of education for the girls (they’ve never been to school). But we know that where God leads, He provides and sustains. We still have a LONG way to go in the process, so we ask that you please pray for us in what we anticipate will be exciting and difficult days ahead.