Family Making

Plowing that Field, Cleansing that Spring

May 29, 2016 2

8 Months? Wow. Today marks 8 months since we walked out of the Children’s Shelter of Cebu with two weeping little girls, full of a thousand emotions, and the two of us, wide eyed in wonder at the journey we were embarking on. And for more than 8 months, I have been silent on this … Read more

Leaving as Two but Returning as Four!

September 9, 2015 0

It’s go time! The adoption visas for our girls have come through and we are so pleased to be heading to the Philippines VERY soon to bring them home. With great joy and a bit of nervousness we are finalizing plans, travel arrangements, budgets, gifts, donations and packing up clothes. Thank you for being a … Read more

Getting There and Back Again: Adoption Lists

June 7, 2015 0

I’ve only recently become a video chat kinda girl. There is something about attempting to act naturally while talking to my computer and seeing myself at the same time in the smaller window that triggers my latent Junior High self conscious insecurities. And where are you supposed to look anyway? If I look at the camera … Read more

Love makes a family – An Adoption Update

February 21, 2015 0

It was the day before Valentine’s Day Text from my man, “Call the Adoption Agency. They left a voicemail and said they have a Valentine’s Day gift for us.” My heart skips a beat and I quickly dial our fabulous social worker, the one with a heart of gold and an ease about her that’s … Read more

Approved to be Approved – An adoption update

November 25, 2014 0

As we move into Thanksgiving this week, I woke up this morning with the desire to share with you where we are currently at in our adoption process. We began this journey back in January and have been slowly, steadily continuing down this road all year long. As you can imagine, it’s a long, involved … Read more

He’s Got This

October 2, 2014 1

It takes great trust while in the middle of what’s happening to know that something else is happening. – Michael Smith Early on this road to adoption, in a private overwhelmed moment, I cried out to the Lord, “This is way too much – too big. I refuse to pursue this further unless I know … Read more

Our Family Adventure

July 21, 2014 2

The following post is more of a personal family update. I do not often do this on my blog, but feel the time is right to let you know what we’ve been up to. Thank you for being in our lives – we couldn’t do it without your love and support! Growing Our Family Courtney … Read more