Monday, April 9, 2012


"For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior.
He will take delight in you with gladness.
    With his love, he will calm all your fears.
    He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.”
Zephaniah 3:17

It is so good to come home!  We have been in Ug for the past two and half weeks.  We were originally only supposed to be there for a week to attend our court hearing.  But, while we were there for court our case changed.  I wish I could tell the whole story but I can't because our case is ongoing and alot of the story is not ours to share it is J's.  While we were so thankful to get that much time with J it is not at all what we had planned.   When the case changed we had to redo paperwork and our lawyer had to re file our case.  We are back to where we started from...waiting for a court date!

Jason and I have gone through all the emotions on this one.  We have been angry, frustrated, sad,  and disappointed.  As Christ followers though, we know that God is sovereign and we know that he is in control of all things.  But living like that is hard sometimes because we don't understand! That is where faith comes in...we had to choose to trust God and know that whatever his plan is, it is infinitely better than anything we could come up with!   We are so thankful for family and friends who showed us so much love through prayers and encouragement while we were there! We know that God used you all to help bring us peace.

I just had to share pics of J. I wish I could show his face and beautiful smile!  SOON!!   We had such a great time getting to know him and his sweet personality!  He loves to play with cars and watch cars.  Our apartment was on the 2nd floor and faced the entrance to the building so you could easily hear and see the cars coming and going.  His favorite thing was to have a chair in front of the window and watch the cars!

Please continue to pray for a quick court date!  We miss that sweet boy and can't wait for him to be home!


  1. The prayers won't stop!! Thanks for sharing your life with so many of us! I read Isaiah 55 this morning for devotional, if you have some time today, read all 13 verses. May God's Word continue to bring you and your family peace! Love you!


  2. Oh the bumps and twists and turns of Uganda adoptions! My heart goes out to you. When things do not go as planned, I always have to remind myself of Romans 8:28; that God is indeed working ALL things together for the good of those (YOU) who love Him. Dear friend, I will be praying for a quick court date for you and peace and perseverance.