Saturday, July 23, 2011

Guess who's going to be a big sister?!?!?!

Or possibly a little sister...

We're not sure yet! Their gender and ages, along with a hundred other details about them will all be a surprise!

But we can tell you what we do know about our next 2 children...

**We know they will have skin much darker than ours...**

**We know they will have sweet dark brown eyes to match their dark skin...**

**We know their hair will be a different color and texture than ours...**

**We know that their story will be one that begins with much loss...**

**We know that there are oceans and mountains, streams and valleys that currently separate us from where they will be/have been born... in an African country called Uganda.**

But there are many other attributes that we also know to be true that are MUCH more important than those things listed above...

**We know that they have been knit together in their mother's womb by the same Creator who knit us in our mothers' wombs and who knit Ainsley together in mine.**

**We know that they are very much loved by their Creator, and have been created in His image, just as we have been.**

**We know that the same Jesus who came to live and die for us, came to live and die for them as well, that they may someday know the grace, mercy and love of the Father.**

**We know that what they need even MORE than an earthly father and mother is to know their Heavenly Father who loves them deeply.**

So that's our news... Our hearts are overwhelmed with excitement and heavy with anticipation for the two Ugandan children that God has planned for our family!

"A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.

God sets the lonely in families..."

Psalms 68:5-6

{All of the above images are not children that we know or that we will be adopting, just random images of sweet Ugandan children found on the internet}


Julie Cratty said...

EXCITING!! Julie, I just emailed you after you found our blog - my husband and I are glad to know there will very soon be more Ugandan kids in the area!

Julie said...

This is really great; thanks for sharing your heart for adoption and your experiences on here. With similar passions, I love connecting with others. I found your page through a link on the Summit Orphan Care facebook page..maybe we'll meet sometime through an event. It's neat to see what God is doing with your family!