Friday, March 14, 2014


A small but exciting update! Today we received our official letter of approval from the Cherokee nation, so we are now open for a placement at any time. It's such a strange feeling having no time frame whatsoever. We could have a child in our home next week...or it may be a year or more. I'm a big planner so it's hard for me not to have everything ready & waiting but since we don't know exactly how old the child will be or when they'll be here there's not a lot of point to planning. It's also a really exciting place to be, completely trusting God without a lot of direction. I probably won't have much to update until we have a possible placement but lots of prayers are so greatly appreciated- for our sweet baby & whatever situation they may be in before they come home to us, for Gentry since her world is about to be rocked, and for the birth mom & all of the things she'll be going through. Thanks :)

"Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders, let me walk upon the waters, wherever You would call me. Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander, and my faith will be made stronger, in the presence of my Savior.
I will call upon Your name, keep my eyes above the waves. My soul will rest in Your embrace. I am Yours and You are mine."
Oceans by Hillsong United (Such a good song if you haven't heard it!!)

***clarification: we are not naming the baby Usdi, it just means "baby" in Cherokee :)***


  1. This is so great! I am so happy for you and I know that God will bless you to bring home the perfect baby for your family. We will be praying for you guys and the baby and mother/family. And that's so funny about that song... I played it on my way to work yesterday and it's been in my head off and on since then!

  2. Whoohoo! Get ready for some wild times!
    (ps I will come take Gentry to watch movies in a mini-van ANYTIME she wants to escape!)

  3. And thank you for fixing "the Greens". I feel better. ;)