Thursday, September 8, 2011

"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something.
And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do."
- Edward Hale

a two year old refugee child, Dagahaley Camp, July 2011

Thursday, April 28, 2011


We are bringing our baby girl home!!!! Wow I cannot even begin to put my emotions into words. Tomorrow will be 7 weeks since we said good bye, boy has it been a tough time. We have missed her more then word can say. Her smile, how she wrinkles her nose, her sweet snuggles just to name a few. Thank you so much to everyone who has prayed on our behalf, God has continually showed us that this is HIS plan and we need to trust Him to finish what He started. He is so good to have chosen us to be a part of this precious little girls life, I cannot wait to see all the God has in store for her life. We would love for anyone who would like to welcome us home and meet our sweet girl to email me and we will get you the flight information, this will be such a sweet time, and we want to share it with our family and friends.

adoption fundraiser giveaway.

A online friend of mine is doing a giveaway for some beautiful felt food. Go over to her blog and check it out, and consider donating to their Ethiopian adoption.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


We heard on Friday the 15 that the embassy had requested 1 extra document regarding our case. Our agency was wonderful and took care of everything and got it back to them right away, the embassy said the info was sufficient and they would be processing our case very soon. So now we wait, we are praying to hear any day now that we have been cleared to travel to bring our precious girl home for good. From what we know of embassy dates it looks like ours could possibly be on Monday the 25, so we have plane tickets on hold for leaving Ft Wayne on Friday the 22, and returning on Friday the 29, Lord willing of course. Please continue to pray, that the embassy will sign off on our case and that all the details for travel will fall into place. We are still seeking the Lord to provide the last $10,000. This has been an amazing journey and I am so thankful to the Lord for the things He HAS and IS teaching us through this entire process. We can truly look back and see the Lords hand every step of the way.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Introducing.....ADIA MILLER!

I have so much to post about our amazing time in Ethiopia, but for now I will show you some pictures of our precious girl. On March 11, 2011 the Judge declared Adia "ours" :-)
Give thanks to the Lord for He is good.

Friday, February 25, 2011

4 DAYS!!

Father to the fatherless, defender of widows — this is God, whose dwelling is holy. God places the lonely in families.

Psalms 68:5-6

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Court Date

4 weeks from today, ( well actually the 10th is almost over in Ethiopia ) we will be standing before the judge asking him to finalize Adia's adoption. Please join us in prying now, and in the next weeks that all the papers and people will be in the right places, so that the adoption can be final that day. We have friends in Ethiopia now whose case is looking like it might be postponed for the 3rd time, they have been waiting over a month. We do not want these delays, if we do not pass court they may postpone it for 3-5 weeks, then her Visa appointment will be another 4-8 weeks beyond that. Pleas pray with is that God would go before us and prepare they way, Pray for peace for Nathan & I, no matter what the outcome. We know that God's timing is perfect, but our hearts are longing to get this precious baby into our loving arms the sooner the better.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


We have tickets to Ethiopia. I can hardly believe it, I am so excited and feel very overwhelmed at the same time. Now to start collecting things/supplies for the orphanage. Let the count down begin 42 days :-)

Thursday, January 13, 2011


We received a call on Wednesday Jan 12 from our case manager informing us of our court date. March 10, 2011 we will stand before a judge and say YES! to becoming Adia's parents.
Please pray as we are now working to get plane tickets, shots, and 2 papers yet renewed. We are so thankful for all the the Lord has done, and are excited to continue to trust Him on this journey.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


I Woke up this morning to a wonderful surprise. A kind family that traveled to Ethiopia for I believe their 1st trip, took time to get us some pictures and a 30second video of Adia . What a great way to start the day. She looks so healthy , and for that I am thankful. She has the biggest eyes, you just get lost in them. and her skin is just so smooth and clear, I can't wait to kiss her chubby cheeks and get my fingers into those beautiful curls.

Monday, January 10, 2011

6 months

Happy half birthday to my precious Adia. I can't believe you are 6 months old. We have only known your sweet little face for 6 weeks, but know you have us all wrapped around your chubby little finger:-) Daddy,Mommy & your big brothers love you so very much and are longing for the days we can hold & kiss you and tell you how precious you are. We know that God has big plans for your life and are so blessed to be a part of it.