Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Jacob's first Christmas

Christmas Eve

Our house on Christmas Eve after Santa left.

Jacob on Christmas morning

more pictures to come...it is getting late

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Adoption info.....

Ok, well basically we are still waiting on news about our case. We are struggling with the fact that we are once again at Christmas time and our daughter is not home. We continue to receive word that families with our adoption agency are bringing their children home but yet our case still sits. While we are so happy for those families that will get to spend Christmas with their child, we want to jump up and down and yell and scream that LIFE IS NOT FAIR, IT IS JUST NOT FAIR but that won't do us any good. Wayne and I believe that God's hand is in this adoption and while we don't understand the delay and may never understand it we continue to have faith that it will all work out. We struggle with bitterness, anger, disappointment, sadness, depression, and just being numb about the whole situation but still maintain our faith that God is in control. We also believe in miracles and are praying for a miracle in our case. The latest news we heard is that our case may now have to go through the judicial process instead of PGN which could take up to another year. We don't know if this is true or not because nobody can seem to get our attorney to release any information about our case. We ask that you all keep us in your prayers and join us in praying for a miracle. We can promise you that God will get all the glory for Madison coming home.
On a better note, we did receive an email from the foster family and Madison is doing great. She is healthy and working on getting all of her teeth. They also told us that they received the packages we sent about a month ago and were excited to see all the clothes for her. They plan on sending pictures soon, I will post some as soon as we receive them.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Still there is no end in sight.

We are still waiting for more news about our case. The latest information is that our case will more than likely have to move to a judicial hearing instead of being approved by the PGN. We do not know exactly what this means or if this is true. There is such a communication gap with our attorney and our agency that we don't really trust any information we get to be 100% correct. All we know is that there is the most precious little girl you will ever meet in a foster home in Guatemala who Wayne and I have fallen in love with. We have asked God to please allow us to be her parents and are trusting that he will move mountains to let that happen. It is so hard to face yet another Christmas without her home but we have to hold onto our faith and believe that God's plan is in place and his plans are always the right way to go. We would not have made it this far in this journey without our faith.
We know for a fact that Guatemala is processing cases and that everyday children are going home with their families. We rejoice with all of the other families and hold onto the hope that someday soon we will be bringing Madison home.

While we wait for Madison we are loving our treasured time with Jacob. I would not change this time with him for anything in the world. Jacob was not in our plans but he is just exactly what Wayne and I needed. It is so amazing how God works wonders when you least expect them. We are so thankful that God allowed us to be his parents. He is such a precious little boy who is full of life and lights up any room he is in.

Please pray that we have some confirmed news about our adoption case and that we get some updated information on Madison's well being.
We want to thank everyone who reads this blog for your support and prayers. We ask that you join us in thanking God for Jacob. He is a true blessing.

Jacob's first Thanksgiving.