Friday, November 4, 2011
We just received exciting news that we are now number 14!!!! What joy my heart feels when I actually hear that we are making progress!!!! Sometimes it feels like our kids are never going to get here, but I try to remind myself that God already knows who our kids are and its going to happen at the best timing. The momma inside of me on the other had wants her babies NOW!!:) I remind myself also that our agency is truly working hard to bring kids home to all of us going through this process.
Monday, October 3, 2011
Here are a few Bows that I have made in effort to raise money for our children! They are made with fabric or ribbon! I have a website just for these at www.betterbowsandmore.com if you are interested in buying feel free to email me!!! These are adorable for little girls hair, clipping onto a headband, and for us older women they can hook onto a purse! They can be custom made depending on color and prints.
It has been a while since I have taken the time to write a blog my husband and I have been very busy the past couple of weekends! As many of you know my husband is a student minister so we have been on a high school fall retreat and a middle school fall retreat, so after two weekends of lacking sleep.....I'm exhausted! Fall has come and with this month brings great change in the Hale household. This past Sunday my husband announced his resignation from River Valley Christian Church, and we will now be working with another guy named Wade Allen to help plant a church in French Lick, IN. Needless to say we will not be moving as of now because we hope to bring our children home first! I feel like God is really stretching us!
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Just a quick update for those who are keeping up to date on this blog! Yesterday I spoke with our agency and found out that all of our paperwork is in the DRC! This is very exciting to me.... also she informed us that we are #19 on the list for babies! She said she would now start updating up monthly. I look forward to receiving our referrals, which is our next step, but until then I have to remember that patience is a virtue:) "Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. " Romans 12:12
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
We have had a passion for adoption for some time now, even before marriage. We just never knew how soon God would really lay that on our hearts. We started seriously considering adoption in January of 2011. Although we know that this is what God wants for us, its amazing how at times I feel like I'm so unworthy of such a task. I find myself feeling like it's never going to happen and then....bam we are moving forward. It's hard to remember that God has our children picked out for us already and that everything will happen all in his time!!!!! We finished our home study on June 1, 2011 and after being fingerprinted, a million background check, loads of paper work, and several birth certificates we are officially in! Our Dossier paperwork is officially submitted to OWAS and now we are just waiting on a number. All the hard work to only feel like were standing in line at the deli (only this is going to be a lot longer!! hehe) Last time I spoke with our agency they informed me that everything was being translated and we are looking at a wait time for babies at a eta of 3 to 9 months. However, those who have adopted know that this basically means NOTHING:). What I do know is that we are ready! We have requested a boy and girl ages 0-3 Our son will be Elijah Bradley and our daughter Maylee Marie. We pray for patience daily as its harder to walk around in a house that looks as if children live here only to know that ours are currently in Africa! My hearts longs to see a picture and hold them. Last night was a rough day because for some reason I just couldn't quit thinking about the fact the our babies are there not even knowing who we are. I want them to know that they are loved and that we are coming!!!! I want them to have a FOREVER family. Jeff reminded me that prayer is all I can do at this point and the rest it out of my hands. All in God's timing!