Wednesday, March 30, 2011

First Post

The first blog post!  I love to read blogs (too much sometimes), but not too long ago I wouldn’t have ever considered actually becoming a blogger.  But there is always a first time for everything, right? 

 A few years ago we started homeschooling our kids.  Jake is 8 and Elyse is 6.  It has been one the hardest things I have ever done but has now become one of the most rewarding and joyful experiences of my life.  Homeschooling was also something I said I would never do, but God had a different plan! 

Our family is also in the process of adopting from Uganda.  We are adopting an 18 month old boy!  Jason and I have always talked about adoption but it had become one of those things that we kept saying we would do “someday”.  Someday!  I was adopted and that always made it easy to bring up the subject.  But, it was always way too easy to say, “not now...we are not ready... we have this and that going on….we can’t afford it….we need a bigger house”, and on and on we would go.  Well, looking back, God was patient with us through all of that, and this fall, after keeping up with friends who were bringing home their second through adoption and also reading a book called Radical by David Platt (READ IT!!) we felt God saying it is NOW!  Enough living for yourselves, enough of "counting the costs" just do it!  So, at the end of October we put in our application to Holt International’s Waiting Child program and we were matched in the beginning of December with our son! 

So, while not being wonderful writers by any stretch of the imagination, we hope this will be a nice and easy, simple way to tell people a little bit about our lives and our journey to Uganda to bring home our son!  More to come soon….



  1. I'm so excited for you guys!! That is so awesome!! :) My friends who live across the street left today to fly to Ethiopia to bring home their daughter.


  2. Welcome to the world of blogging! I need to pick it up again.

  3. Woohoo! So excited to follow your journey : )