Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Jumping





So we are jumping.  We filed the very initial paperwork for adopting from Ethiopia.  We have a phone orientation tomorrow.  Afterwards, we will file a formal request for the application.  We are excited and scared.  Some of our friends think that we are crazy.  We are.  I am not going to wait and let misfortune create crazy; I am choosing my crazy.  This is a great crazy.  There are times, it seems that God throws a cosmic switch that moves the tracks beneath us, hurling our lives headlong in a new and uncertain direction.  Of these times just two things are certain:  It's best we don't know what's ahead and we can never go back.-Richard Evans, The Sunflower

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jmorgan said...
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mbroth said...

any news????

~Laura~ said...

Hey there,

Thanks for stopping by my blog! How exciting that you guys are adopting from Ethiopia as well. I'm looking forward to following your journey. The paperwork can seem overwhelming at first but looking back on it from where I am right now I WISH I had some paperwork do to to keep my mind off the WAIT. Not alot to do other than count down the days, weeks, months for us now. It'll be here soon though. She's sooo gonna be worth the wait.

Let me know if you have any questions! Be blessed!

~Laura

coffeemom said...

Just found your blog. You have made the biggest jump of your life, the one that takes your breath away and then makes you hoot with joy. It's a rollercoaster, it's the hardest thing, it's the absolute BEST thing,ever....it's taking that bling step or leap, faith, toward the "crazy" that might be God's plan. Congratulations! You are clearly equipped as best you can be and already the right kind of crazy - foster babies (very few have the heart and ability to do that hard important job) - so you are all gonna have a great adventure. Enjoy the ride, it's the best thing ever. It will be fun to follow your adventure (and Gladney is a fantastic agency).