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My husband and I, the Dynamic Duo, have been married since 2003. We've weathered the storm of chronic disease (diagnosis 2006), infertility (diagnosis 2007), turning 30 (2006/2007 respectively) a first adoption (2009) of a tender hearted, compassionate Ukrainian BIG boy (born 2006), who has told us he'd like a baby sister, baby brother, big brother, and REALLY big sister. We recently completed our second Ukrainian adoption journey, which brought us a daughter (born 2005). We'll see what else God brings our way!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

March And Frankenmuth

March is going to be a very busy month! We have a class the first and third Monday for our home study, all four of our interviews with our social worker, a wedding and a baby shower, my trip to Ecuador, Dave's sister's visit, a trip to Buffalo, and possibly listing our house for sale. Phew! I get tired just thinking about it. To gear up for this month as well as relax from a few stressful weeks, Dave and I decided to leave life behind for a night and head up north. We went to Frakenmuth (a touristy German village with lots of little shops) on Friday evening, had a nice dinner, experienced Bronner's off season (Bronner's is the world's largest Christmas store), and then chilled in our hotel room...very relaxing. This morning we ate a leisurly breakfast, did a little shopping at Birch Run (a ginourmous outlet center) and then did a little dreaming driving around looking at houses and neighborhoods...very fun stuff! We're making progress with the adoption while staying sane, which isn't always easy. We need specific prayer at this time for two major decisions:

First, pray that God guides our decision to sell our house or stay put. It's pretty tempting to want to move right now, but we need to follow what God's will is, not our own.

Secondly, pray that God guides our decision in adopting one or two children. We have gathered a lot of information in our first class, which makes it seem overwhelming to adopt two children at once. I think I'm up for the challenge, but Dave is unsure. So pray that God would change one of our hearts so we can progress in unity and faith (which is always our primary goal). When we're in God's will, He provides...that's the promise I'm hanging on to right now.

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