Things I'm thankful for lately:
A wonderful and loving church family(they have been so supportive of Ryan's ministry)
New friends that have encouraged me
Godly and generous parents
God softening hearts about hard stuff
Together for Adoption conference
On fire adoption/orphan care community in Austin
A total stranger at church giving me a gift card for clothes and a precious note of encouragement on Orphan Sunday when she heard about our adoption
The Albritton family traveling to Ukraine to pick up their little one this week
Faithful friends who are prayer warriors
The youth we get the privilege to get to know and share Jesus Christ with
Presence of peace and true joy that only comes from God during hard circumstances.
Healing of my friend Jessica Chapman's daughter Rachel
God showing Himself in little things like being able to get a medical form updated for our adoption so easily!
There are so many more things but those are the ones that come to mind right now. If you are reading this and you are one of those that have been praying for us...we are so thankful for you...I can tell you have been interceding on our behalf!!
I have been busy filling out paperwork again for our home study update. The social worker will come and visit us next week. Since we are changing countries, have moved, changed jobs, etc. the home study has to be updated. We are looking at waiting siblings from Ethiopia, so pray that God makes it clear which ones are our kids. We should have our dossier(paperwork to be sent to Ethiopia) ready by early to mid December so we are moving forward again!! Waiting children are kids who are usually older(age 3 and older but most are 7 and up) and have been waiting for a family for months or years so the process usually goes pretty fast(like 6 months total)!!
Love you guys,