Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Guess What?????

Well, its final, Tim and I have decided to adopt another child. Not anytime soon, well we are looking to start the process by the end of the year. Somewhere around Oct, Nov or Dec. This will give us time to save money, have a few yard sales to help cover the cost and pay off a small loan we have. Other than the house, cars, student loans and this one small loan, we have no other debt, and this is the way we want it to remain! We have worked so hard for so many years to get out of debt, that for the first times in our lives, we don't feel bogged down. What an awesome feeling!. Praise God for giving us jobs and the will power to do what we know is right. We are going to try our best to pay off the small loan and save a thousand or two to start the process

We originally thought we were going to adopt from another country where we could choose to adopt a boy, but after lots of prayer, Tim came to me and said that he wasn't so sure this was a good idea. We have always wanted a boy, probably me more than him, but we never specified a certain gender. We left that to God, we felt like we didn't get to choose gender when we were pregnant, so why choose gender with our adoptions. We totally feel as though the Lord gave us our 4 girls for a reason, and whatever the reason, it is what he wants for us. We do feel that we are to adopt again, there is no question about it! We will go for a local baby again, and continue to pray for a boy, but ultimately leave the decision up to God. With this said, unlike the other 2 adoptions, we probably will have to wait a while. We were blessed to get the babies in less than 3 months both times. This is not typical, however I know that when the Lord wants something to happen, it will. A local adoption will cost us between 9 and 12 thousand. We have a lots of saving to do:).

I am a huge planner it will be very hard for me to wait. I will start by putting together our birth parent book, and start a savings account that I will put my mileage checks into and any other cash we get unexpectantly, like our yard sale money and consignment shop money. We also need to be in a larger home. We are currently working on landscaping and painting, cleaning out the garage and making the house more organized. I would love to have the house sold and a new one bought by this winter. So I beg anyone who knows of anyone interested in a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home to please contact us. We are willing to accept an offer that will simply get us out of the loan. Thank you to everyone who consider praying for us over the next few months, that we will be responsible with our money, and diligent in getting our home together so that we can sell it. I will continue to up date everybody as time come nearer!!!!


Angela said...

Congratulations!! That's great news!!! Can't wait to see the new addition.

Nikki said...

GOOD LUCK! I will be praying for u and Tim both. I for one know how hard you have both worked to get out of debt! WAY TO GO~ I am happy for u! I will pray also that the Lord will bless u with a new baby soon after u start the process.

CDS said...

Congratulations; how exciting to plan for another child....can't wait to see who God has planned to join your family..

Cindy S.