Wednesday, January 30, 2008


OK, a friend suggested that I post the cost, so that everyone who decides to donate, will know what the donation is for, so here is my best at putting the fee on paper :

USCIS fee - $670 - PAID

Home study update - $700 - PAID
Medical exams, Lab work - $300 - PAID

Translation fee - $400 - PAID

Orphanage fee - $3000 - PAID

1st part of Legal fee - $2100 - PAID

6 months of support - $2400 - PAID

Trip to meet Isaiah and submit Dossier - $800 - PAID

Trip to file paperwork with DHS - $800 - PAID

2nd part of Legal fee - $2100 - almost there, 1500 left!
Trip to pick up Isaiah - $1000
I may have left off some of the fee's that were paid, so if any of you adoptive parents cans see something that I left off, please let me know!!!

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Dollar email

Some of you may already know, but Tim and I have started "dollar email". We are hoping to raise money for our adoption this way. Please be praying that it goes well, and that people respond positively toward this. Pray that God's hand will be in this. We have asked that people send one dollar, and then pass the email on to others. If we get more than the $2008 (we chose this number because, it is close to the last 1/2 of the fee's that will be due soon, and we continue to believe that he will be home in 2008) then, we will send extra to support three angels school. As many of you know, a dollar goes a long way! Thanks in advance for all your support and prayers!!!
Love, Sarah

Thursday, January 24, 2008

A picture is worth a thousand words

Others are worth Millions. It is so hard for me to comprehend that I have been blessed so many times. I am so thankful that the Lord has entrusted these children into my care. I pray that God gives me the strength to raise them to be God fearing, but God loving people, who love and respect each other, and who want to see others come to know the Lord in an intimate way. Thank you Lord for these children!

Monday, January 21, 2008

Isaiah's brother

Our son Isaiah has a brother in Haiti. Tim had the pleasure of meeting and playing with this boy while he was in Haiti. I am not sure, but we think he is somewhere between 5 and 7 years old. He looks a lot like Isaiah. I am not sure of his name, but he lives with his mother, far away from the O. I pray that he does not have to go to bed hungry, that his precious eyes wouldn't see things they shouldn't. I pray for God to protect this beautiful child who will always be family to us, even if at a distance!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

This is better!

Thanks Don for such a beautiful picture!

Isaiah, you have the most beautiful smile! I just love those wonderful 6 front teeth! I hate that I wasn't there when you got them, but know that I am praying with every ounce of my being that you are home this summer. I will believe that it can and will happen! I believe for you!! I love you and miss you bunches!!!
Love, Mama

Monday, January 14, 2008

First of several posts with pictures

The meeting, it didn't go so well!
Isaiah's (aka Daniel) birth mother. Isn't she beautiful?

This was one of Tim's favorite Haitian men
He is going to be such a heart breaker!
Tim loved the show the boys put on! He thinks the drummer is the coolest!

Keep going for more pictures

Jamesly has gotten so big! (hi Stephanie!)
Gotta love lolli pops!

How cute!
He's just so good with Kids!
Do we have a ball player in our future?

More pictures and another after this!

Such a beauty!
I think this man and Tim hit it off!

The Attorney? (she really liked Tim's do)
The three Amigos
well, this is one way to not get your picture taken!

Last of the pictures....

Tim thinks she is so cute!
From what I hear, Jonas was Tim's buddy last week!
In deep thought....
I love those Lips!!! ( hi Jonas)
Belle and Tim are definately Friends!

Friday, January 11, 2008

Full of Feelings....

So, Tim will be home early Sunday morning from Haiti. I am so excited to see him, hear all the stories, and just be near him again. I cannot wait. This has been one of the longest weeks ever!

I am also so sad that Tim will have to leave Isaiah. I hate for him to finally start to feel comfortable with Tim and them loose him. I hate for him to be at the Orphanage. If only we could take turns being there for a few weeks at a time.....

I am so grateful for Isaiah's mom. I don't know if she will ever know how thankful we are to have the opportunity to parent Isaiah. I pray for her daily. It takes a very special woman to place their child willingly. I pray that one day when we go back as a family, we are able to reconnect with her!

Next, we moved, I feel as though I have been living in a hotel for the last week and a half. My new home, all the while a huge blessing, just doesn't feel like home yet. Maybe it is because Tim isn't here, maybe it is because I am not unpacked, I don't know.... I am just thankful, and feel very blessed to have the Lord on my side. We don't deserve anything that we have, yet for some reason, God keeps on giving to us. I am totally in AWE of him and his love for us.

Now on to the MAD part. Since we moved, we had several large trash bags of cans that we left on the side of our home. I had left that and a few other things to go back and pick up. Well, I went the other day, and someone has taken all our cans. I know for those of you who don't know, but those were part of our fundraising efforts. UGGGGGG the nerve of people. (by the way Jeremy and Michelle, Thanks a bunch for the cans!! Todd just dropped them off tonight, and they couldn't have come at a better time! I promise not to let them get stolen!!)

Any how, my final feeling is overwhelming peace about our adoption. Tim just got the paperwork completed in Haiti this week, and I can honestly say that I have complete peace. I truly believe that Isaiah will be home by Late summer. I know that this sounds crazy, but God is speaking to my heart. I am praying hard, and choosing to believe that what I feel in my heart is going to happen. God is amazing, and can accomplish anything. I also believe that since we started this adoption after a lot of people, that other children will need to come home first. With that said, I believe that children will start coming home by March! Please pray with me. If we are all praying together, all the better!

I will blog with pictures soon,

Monday, January 7, 2008

Tim and Haiti

Just a quick note to let everyone who knew that my Husband Tim was going to Haiti this week, he made it. I have heard from him twice via email, and from what I read, he is loving it!!! He went to our DHS appointment today, and everything went well, the birth mom came and hopefully we will be in IBESR by the end of the week!!! Praise God for Tim's good time and bonding with friends, some new and some old. He really likes a couple of guys at the O and one of the boys at the guest house. I am so happy for him and His experience. Please pray that his week continues to be blessed, and full of positive experiences. Thanks for all who are praying!