Thursday, September 11, 2008


WE ARE LEAVING TUESDAY TO GO GET A LITTLE GIRL!!!!! If you can't tell this is me being excited. The last 2 days have been a whirlwind and a fog. Aaron booked the airline tickets last night and we will be on our way! She will be one on Tuesday so we will meet her on her birthday and get to be at her birthday party (It's going to be an Elmo party)! God is so good he knows exactly how everything is suppose to work out and has it under control. I never knew I would feel like this or that I could feel like this. You can't really put it in words. It's just that God's will is a great place to be.

I talked to the foster mom yesterday and she is incredible! She told me all about her. She sounds just great and I just can't wait to meet her! Before Tuesday I have a 1000 things to do so I have to keep this short but can you please pray:

*Pray for an easy transition, that she will feel comfortable with us. I really don't know what to expect so my prayer has been, "Jesus please prepare us for anything!"

*Pray for Jonah and Lydia and our extended family that will be taking care of them while we are gone.

*And our ongoing prayer will be that the Lord let's us keep her. There is and extra legal risk component to this adoption we just need to keep surrendering to God.

I am bursting with excitement and running on adrenaline. Gotta run. I'll let you know more later.

Thanks for praying!


Shannon Joy said...

We are praying Valerie! We are praying for your little girl-my niece-ahhhhhhh, i'm sooo excited!
We are praying for you and Aaron and remember that I have always felt God pressing on my heart to pray especically for my sweet Jonah and Lydia, through this adjustment! I love you guys and am so proud of all you guys have done and been through and stood for during this process. It's such a testament to your love for God and your willingness to surrender to HIS plan for you. I am just so excited to meet her! We are here..anything you need. With love, Auntie Shanny

Laura said...


PRAISE JESUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am so happy for you guys!!!! If you have any questions now that I'm right here. :)


Heather said...

VALERIE!!!!!!! I am so glad I checked your blog this morning!!!!!! It feels like I need to fill this page with...!!!!!!!!!! and PRAISE JESUS!!!!!!

I love you friend and I will definitely be praying and I am just grinning from ear to ear at how Jesus has worked His plan in your life and prepared you in His perfect timing!

Can't wait to hear how this story unfolds. Wish I could give you a huge hug right now! : )

Anonymous said...


I am so excited for your family. My heart jumped when I opened your blog. I can't wait to meet her! We will keep praying for all of you. Take care and have safe travels!


Rachel said...

HI--its here! This is your time to rejoice in the perfect planning of His devine plan!We are here for you and Praying for your entire family as it grows! It has been fun checking in on your family in this way. We'll have to get together when the excitement stettles.. Take care. Rachel

cassie said...

I am so excited for you guys. I can't wait to meet her. She is so lucky to be joining such a wonderful, loving family. I will be praying for you guys as you take this huge next step. Love, Auntie Cassie (Lydia did say I was her aunt once)

Larissa said...

This is so exciting!!! Can't WAIT to read more about your new sweet one!

Valerie said...

Thanks everyone for all of the encouraging words.