Sunday, August 02, 2009

A New Journey

If you have read my blog or know me in "real life," then you know that the journey that Mike and I have been on in the past year and a half or so is certainly not what we planned. However, through this time, we have learned that the life God has planned for us can be so much better than we ever imagined.

Does that mean life doesn't hurt sometimes? No. But it means that we deal with the pain and keep moving forward. We keep moving forward knowing that the path we are on is the one that God has planned for us all along. The one that brings us closer to Him. The one that will bring glory to His name. The one that will bless us more than we could have ever imagined.

We have no doubt that God has brought us to this season in our lives for a reason. And we are so happy to announce that we have taken steps to begin a new journey...the journey towards adoption.

We feel very strongly that adoption is God's plan for us, and we know that He knows the exact details of that plan. It is so comforting to know that God has known from the beginning exactly what our journey holds, and we cannot wait to see where it leads us.

We would love your prayers as we go through this season of our lives. Please be in prayer for the baby God will place in our family, and for the birth mother and her health and peace of mind as she makes her courageous and selfless decision. Also, please pray for us as we navigate unknown territory. We cannot thank you enough for joining us as we prepare for our journey!

8 comments:

Team Sherman said...

We will be praying for you as you begin tis new journey! We love you guys!

Miss Nikki's News said...

Praying for y'all as you start this journey, God knows your every need!

Katie said...

We are so excited for y'all! We are definitely praying too!

Erin said...

I'll definitely be sending up prayers!

Nancy said...

Amanda, I am so excited you have made this decision. There is a lot ahead of you and choices to make on who to work with to bring the dream to life. Marshall's niece adopted about 3 months ago. It has been fun for all of us to experience the joy. You are blessed with a wonderful supportive family. I'll be thinking of you and praying for smooth sailing.

Libby said...

Sending prayers your way...may God bless you both on this new journey...

joeandjan said...

Bought my first baby gift for you on our trip! Can't wait to be a Great Aunt!

Rhonda said...

You've been in my heart and prayers and since before you were born, and you will be as long as my heart beats. I love you!