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The view from Cloud 9 is pretty beautiful:). We are sooooo happy to be waiting on travel dates. Ahhh…that phrase “sooooo happy to be waiting” doesn’t seem like a normal phrase for the adoption wait. It has been almost a year (in June) since our hearts were first stirred to adopt…and it’s looking pretty hopeful that Isaac will be in my arms exactly a year from when I first sat behind my computer boo-hooing at Lucy Lane’s video! My what a journey it has been!!! But I must say…I am not only FLOORED a year later at how much I have learned about the Lord–but also to see His heart advocating for both the orphan and widow. You wanna see God work in your life? Get on board with an orphan/widow ministry OR adopt. I am so encouraged through my journey to watch the Lord work. Just blown away.

I was just thinking how sweet this is to now be planning to travel. Had we passed the first time–it wouldn’t even be this sweet. I thought I cared for the widow…Isaac’s birth mom…but when we heard she was sick–we LONGED for her to get better and cried out for her. I have a new sense of urgency to help the widow–and a new heart for the orphan who needs a home. I have fallen in love with both–and I am SO HUMBLED that the Lord would chose ME to be the other mommy.

NOW…we wait for travel dates. Our agency has 2 embassy dates for June–and now we wait to see which will be ours:). I can’t wait to share our travel dates when we get the tentative and confirmed dates–hopefully in the next week or two! SO excited! How thankful I am for all of you who have been praying for us and praying our Isaac home!!! It won’t be long now!



Natali - May 26, 2010 - 12:28 am

so happy for you guys!! 😀

Elle J - May 26, 2010 - 1:13 am

I can feel your happiness and see your warm smile as you typed this post. June will be so exciting for your family ~ I hope you have a guest blogger to take over while you are in Africa because I will not be able to handle this space vacant. I will want to read!! =) YAY!!

Megan - May 26, 2010 - 2:21 am

Yay!!! I can feel your excitment in your words and I just want to cry with pure joy on your behalf! Isaac is YOURS! Truly YOURS! Praying he is IN YOUR ARMS so soon!

Becca Harley - May 26, 2010 - 7:03 am

so happy that you are floating!!!! Praying a for a quick embassy date – and smooth travel plans!

Tisha Alexander - May 26, 2010 - 7:17 am

I am a new reader, but I just had to say congratulations!!!! It won’t be long and you’ll have Isaac in your arms. We adopted 2 year old twin girls from Ethiopia and they have been home for 10 months!

Andi - May 26, 2010 - 8:13 am

Andrea! So thrilled to read the good news! We are keeping your family in our prayers.

Rebekah - May 26, 2010 - 8:38 am

So happy for you and your family! What an amazing journey that God has taken you on this past year! It is incredible that for everything this past year has been for you, that the future is even more exciting!!

Jenn - May 26, 2010 - 9:06 am

The only thing that could be better is if we were traveling with you 😉 Can’t wait to hear about your travel dates…we will be praying you across Africa!!!


Jackie Jones - May 26, 2010 - 10:47 am

Celebrating with you!!!!

April - May 26, 2010 - 3:05 pm

So thankful! I am so bad, I couldn’t wait until the end of the video. I looked down at the comments to make sure this was good news! Praise the Lord! I know you have been SO busy, don’t worry about responding to my email, if you get a chance to let me know even via your blog, if you will have room to take donations. I have formula people always give me because they know I will be sending it to ET with the next family:) So happy for you!

Alison - May 26, 2010 - 4:51 pm

So happy for ya’ll! Love cloud nine!!