Category Archives: Hope

And the baby is…

Bring on the bows! Baby Burney is a GIRL!!!

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Sometimes God surprises you…

I have noticed that there are times in life that as you are following the path the Lord set you on, He changes the course. Without notice, He gives you a surprise.

We have begun this journey towards parenthood. It was nothing like we imagined it would be. It was a broken path, a path full of hills and valleys. It seemed that the Lord would only show us a few feet ahead, never giving us the full view of what was before us. Maybe it was a lesson in trust. Maybe He was using this to mature and change us. All we know is that He is certainly in charge and He has a good plan for us.

So we were busy working towards the adoption, and one phone call changed our focus to foster care. We did our classes, prepared our home and got our paperwork in order. But with each step, there seemed to be something in our way. Things just were not turning out as we hoped.

In the midst of this craziness, God gave us a surprise. It scared us and gave us hope. But here we are, continuing on, doing our best to keep our faith.

So without further ado, the pups have something to announce:

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And YES, things are going well. Our doctor is pleased and has released us to low-risk care. Praise God! This is certainly a miracle.

Roller Coaster Ride

Adoption is CONFUSING. Seriously.

So many options, so many agencies, so many directions… so many children who need homes.

Hope is followed by fear. Fear is replaced by worry. Worry moves over for excitement. Excitement falls to frustration. Frustration is removed by faith. Faith brings hope. And then we go again. A roller coaster if there ever was one.

But we walk. There is a light at the end of this tunnel. And it will be worth it!

We have officially applied to a non-profit company that aids those trudging through all the craziness that is adoption. They will set us up with a case worker and then… well, I’m not sure exactly what happens next but we will see! *smile*

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1

So it begins

Five years.

This road we never imagined we would walk. Jagged and full of potholes. Painful and long. Hopeful and depressing. The journey to parenthood.

We thought, like everyone else, that becoming a parent would be easy. No instruction manual needed. How wrong we were. “Infertility” should be a four-letter word.

Five years. Four babies in heaven. No real answers.

We had always wanted to adopt. Adoption was never a “second-rate” decision for us. We simply thought it would be something we did later down the line.

Then the mounds of paperwork and cost stopped us in our tracks. But the call to adopt has become too strong to ignore. So if the Lord wants us to adopt, we will have to trust Him to provide the way.

So it begins. This is the start of a new journey. The road to adoption will most likely be filled with potholes and obstacles and pain like the journey of infertility was… but it also has HOPE.

” In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, [being] much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ” 1 Peter 1:6-7