Thursday, July 10, 2014

Where do we go from here...

So many of you have been following our hosting journey of V and have prayed, supported and encouraged us during this journey and words can not express how THANKFUL we are for each of you. This boy is in our home this summer because of YOU! And we are so grateful.

V has been apart of our family now for TWO weeks. He fits so well in our family. Its like he was always suppose to be here. I really can't imagine life without him here : (

We have had SO much fun these last two weeks ( I promise I will do a recap post soon full of pictures! ) laughing until our stomachs hurt, learning new things, late night translating chats, dealing with hard stuff, shedding tears, and lots of hugs.

I have never felt Gods presence in my life as much as I have the last two weeks. He IS  here. On this journey WITH us.


It is so incredible to watch God love someone so deeply through you. It takes my breath away.

I knew before I even met V, he was my SON and after I seen him coming down that escalator I seriously thought my heart would leap out my chest.

There was no denying it. God had sought out my boy, flew him across the ocean and placed him right in my arms. He was my boy and I was his momma!

And so a new journey has begun. The journey of bringing V home FOREVER. We don't want just 5 weeks out of the summer with our boy.

We want EVERY summer. EVERY fall. EVERY winter. EVERY spring. EVERY day. EVERY minute.

  We don't ever want to have to say goodbye again.

The journey to bring V home is a little different because of his age. V will turn 16 the end of August. Which means he will age out on the US side at that time.

Because of that we get to ask V if he wants our family to adopt and will do this sometime next week along with our adoption agency and a translator.

If he says YES we have to file a specific form to keep him from aging out. And this form will need to be filed two weeks before his birthday(which is the end of August)

So how can you pray for our family as we begin this new journey?

*Pray for V and his heart for the rest of our hosting experience and as he considers joining our family FOREVER.

*Pray for us, that God would continue to love our boy through us whatever it takes.

*Pray for the funds to file the form to keep V from aging out. It is $890 to file this form and it would be due around the 2nd week in August.

*Please pray for spiritual protection for our family. We can't storm the gates of hell for our boy and not expect a fight. The battle is REAL but the God of Angel Armies goes BEFORE us, BEHIND us and stands BESIDE us. He's got us covered!

There are MANY more steps we will take in this journey and these mark the beginning.

But it's TIME.

TIME to bring our boy home FOREVER!!