Since it has been three months since my last post 
(once you read maybe you will understand the reason for my "sabbatical"), 
I thought this would be a perfect way to get back into my blog groove...

From the moment Spencer held Lily in his arms, they have been smitten with each other.

Spencer is very patient and loving to Lily and she absolutely adores her big brother. 
 It is a bond that isn’t forced…it comes straight from the heart.


We have had the privilege of watching the transformation that takes place when there is one less broken heart…
one less child in need of the love a family can give.


And yet there are still millions of orphans who wait…. who have never experienced the love of a family.


I heard these words last November at a Show Hope event and I have been wrestling with them ever since. God has been stirring our hearts and showing up in ways that wasn’t on our radar, that wasn’t in our plans. Yet, how can I argue with a Sovereign God whose ways are higher than my ways, whose thoughts are not my own?

I have a choice to push it aside or choose to surrender.  

I will share more about the details of how God has been working in a later post but for now enjoy the excitement of one big and little person who have some fun news to share with you!




We are ready to love one more and look forward to seeing God’s plan unfold.
(our home study is now complete, dossier files are ready and paperwork is headed to USCIS!!)



Sandy said...

Yes!! Awesome news!! Praying for a speedy and smooth process!

cathy said...

amazing!! i was just thinking today, i missed seeing your blog, your beautiful photography and your sweet lily!! so i checked henan kids and oooo how marvelous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you will be in my prayers from start to blessed gotcha and then some. praise Jesus for this call x2! xo!cathy

Anonymous said...

hurray for love without fear, hurray!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Marla Sgarbossa said...

This is WONDERFUL news!! I am very happy for you and your family. Congratulations.

Maureen said...

Hi, I am Maureen and I have been following your blog for a while. I found it as we were beginning to think about adopting. I have found it so inspirational. We just arrived home with our daughter and I was just catching up on some blogs and am so happy I checked in on yours.I had to comment to say I am so excited for you. Congratulations. Looking forward to following along. Best of luck. You have a beautiful family (and I love all of your beautiful pictures). Congrats again.

Diane said...

CONGRATULATIONS Amy!! Soooooooo very happy for you and your beautiful family!!! God is GOOD!! These precious photos of Lily and Spencer are thee best announcement of your little miracle ever:))LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! Thank you for sharing this AMAZING news, can't wait to hear more!
God Bless,

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous photos of your beautiful children and the precious bond they share. Congratulations!

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