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Thursday, July 9, 2009

A Journey of a Thousand Miles . . . make that 8,000

This is the first entry in the blog that will keep you updated and informed as we go through the adoption process . . . AGAIN! God has been so gracious to give us two beautiful biological children and two special adopted children from The Philippines. We feel extremely undeserving of yet another precious blessing but God has seen fit to lavish us with His goodness, nonetheless.
Our new child is a beautiful little boy (from The Philippines, of course) named Ezequiel.
He is less than two and was born with Down Syndrome.
At this point, we are working overtime to fill out paperwork, get medical appointments and fill all the requirements so our dossier can be sent to The Philippines for the official matching process.
We covet . . . no, we plead . . . for your prayers for our family. There are so many facets to adoption that can only be accomplished through prayer. Please stand with us as we start this
journey. Are we scared? YES! Uncertain about taking in a child who will likely need lifetime
support? ABSOLUTELY! Worried that our other four children will somehow "lose" if we bring
Ezequiel into their lives? YUP! But we serve a great and glorious God who does ALL things
well! Blessed be HIS name!

"This is religion that the Lord sees as pure and undefiled, to care for orphans and widows in their distress . . ." James 1:27


  1. Beautiful family! I know I can not tell you not to worry, but as a mom of a 15 year old with DS..... I can say that I have been overcompensated with love and blessings for any 'troubles' DS has added to our lives. Our daughter has been a priceless addition to our family and we look forward to being able to bring home our two new little girls with DS soon! :)

  2. Your family is beautiful. Congratulations on your new addition! We too have just committed to a little RR girl in Ethiopia. Time to go do some paperwork, right??

  3. He is an adorable little boy! Congratulations!