Big News

It is high time for an update, and by high time, I mean it.

Lots changing around here, yo.

And fast.

So without further ado, here’s the scoop:

Yup, Tim and I are expecting….an adoption!  The beautiful young woman you see above–who as recently as last month was a friend of a friend but is now our friend–intends to place her child with us a few days after he’s born (due April 7, but could come any time now!).  We’re mere days from finishing up the approval process with our agency, Bethany Christian Services (a ‘normal’ homestudy takes 6-8 weeks; our wonderful social worker is pulling ours off in half that time).  We plan to fly to Colorado very soon to await the baby’s birth.  What a whirlwind this process has been!  We are EXTREMELY excited, a little stressed, and above all trusting God for the future.  We’ve seen Him do some pretty marvelous things in the past month!  As with all adoptions, nothing is final until it is, which in our case will probably be about four weeks after the baby’s born.  In the meantime, we would appreciate your prayers for God to continue to work His will in this situation!

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  1. #1 by Gretchen on March 14, 2012 - 9:18 am

    I can’t wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. #2 by tierneyq on March 14, 2012 - 9:36 am

    Ohhh, how wonderful!!! I am so excited for you guys, and will be praying for all of you! Praise God!!

  3. #3 by Lainie & Nick on March 14, 2012 - 9:47 am

    Congratulations to you both! We are thrilled for you!

  4. #4 by Sheryl on March 14, 2012 - 10:14 am

    Christy,
    We are so excited for you all. We have often compared the adoption process to a rollercoaster… there are lots of really high moments and really low moments… sometimes things are speeding beyond our control and sometimes we have no idea where it is all taking us… So glad we have an all knowing God who does know where you are going and what you are needing. Let us know if there is ANYTHING we can help with… Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Seth and Sheryl Long

  5. #5 by Leah on March 14, 2012 - 10:46 am

    this little baby will be so blessed!

  6. #6 by Harvey and Christine Heersink on March 14, 2012 - 1:56 pm

    Tim and Cristy,

    Trudy forwarded your blog to us and we are SO HAPPY for you. I can almost imagine how exciting it is for you. We can’t wait to hear more and now that I know about your blog, we can keep track of you better.

    Love, Harvey and Teenie

  7. #7 by momayers on March 14, 2012 - 2:25 pm

    I had heard a little rumor so I have been praying for you! Congrats, what a lovely gift from a lovely yound lady!

  8. #8 by Gretchen B on March 14, 2012 - 2:42 pm

    Congratulations!!

    We have friends from church who adopted their daughter through Bethany, and are now starting up the process again… 🙂

  9. #9 by Lynnae on March 14, 2012 - 7:45 pm

    Wonderful to hear that it’s “public” now. Clinton and Theresa were just here and we… well… let it slip out of the bag a bit. But then we swore a blood oath to secrecy!

    So, so happy for both of you and thankful to God. You’ve already helped orphans through selling lemonade… now you’ll be used of the Lord to do more!

    Love, Matt and Lynnae

  10. #10 by Brittany on March 14, 2012 - 7:57 pm

    Well that is just AWESOME news!

  11. #11 by Maria on March 14, 2012 - 9:23 pm

    🙂 Yay! Nephew #1 for this proud Uncle and Tante!!!

  12. #12 by Diane Dykstra on March 16, 2012 - 1:04 pm

    We are SO excited for the birth of this baby that God has entrusted to you…many congratulations..Ken and Diane

  13. #13 by Sarah Jane on March 17, 2012 - 8:33 pm

    Congratulations on your soon to be adoption!!!!!! Children are a blessing from God. 😀 Enjoy your little one. Are you having a girl or boy? Or do you know?

  14. #14 by Rosemary McAtee on March 18, 2012 - 2:48 pm

    Congratulations! how wonderful!

  15. #15 by Evelyn on March 19, 2012 - 3:11 pm

    Wow, congratulations! This is a huge change but I’m sure you’re ready for it. We’re so excited for you!

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