Saturday, January 13, 2018

Happy New Year ...still Waiting




Happy New Year everyone!

It's hard to believe we have been waiting to add to our family for almost a year and a half!!! Also hard to believe that Lucas turns three in just a few months!!! Time flies when you are having fun. 

We are soaking up every moment as a family three, and praying to become a family of more soon!!!

Thank you so much for your help in spreading the word that we are hoping to adopt again. Here is a link to our online profile. 


Sunday, February 5, 2017

Our Online Profile is Up

Our online profile is up!!!

Visit our online profile here.
Please share with friends, family, and anyone who may be considering adoption for their baby. Also, please hold all who are experiencing difficult pregnancies in your prayers.

Mike and Mary Beth

Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Little Things

I love being a mom. Even more I LOVE being Lucas's mom. It was a very very hard wait, but the blessing of Lucas in our family was worth it.

Each milestone or memory means so much. We are just soaking up all the little things.

Had to share one example: yesterday was my birthday and Lucas's amazing sitter helped him make this fingerprint pendant for me (Wow...thank you so much C!!!).


I love it! Receiving something made by MY SON is the most incredible thing ever! Sometimes I feel like I'm dreaming.

At the same time, so many friends are still waiting for the blessing of a child. Please keep them in your prayers, especially this time of year. With all the focus on little ones, Christmas can be an especially lonely time for those hoping for children.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Waiting in Joy - Happy Gaudete Sunday!


We are waiting to adopt again and need your help to spread the word. We made cards with our information on to share with friends and family, leave at church or a coffee shop, or tape to your fridge. Cards like these helped bring our sweet son into our family. If you can help us spread the word, please email us at graceofadoption@gmail.com and we will mail you some cards!

Also, happy Gaudete "Rejoice" Sunday!!! Today is one of my favorite days of Advent. As a little girl I loved lighting the pink (officially "rose") candle of the Advent wreath, and getting ready for my birthday (which is just around the corner).

This year we have so much to be joyful for. What an incredible blessing to celebrate Advent and Christmas with our precious little boy!!!

Here are some pics of our Christmas fun so far! God is good.

Christmas in our first home

Christmas lights and train....someone is excited!!!


Happy St. Nick's



Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Next Steps: Profile Books and A Leap of Faith

We updated our profile book to include our sweet Lucas. So fun to share what we've been up to as a family of three!



We sent 10 copies to our agency to share with women who are considering adoption for their baby.

We also paid our $9,000 Program #1 fee (definitely a leap of faith!!!). This fee helps our adoption agency network with birthparents, and provide counseling and support to those considering making an adoption plan. 

Now we wait and pray for the next little one to join our family, in God's time.

Thank you for walking alongside us and helping us spread the word!!!

 - Mike and Mary Beth

Sunday, October 9, 2016

You are. Here.

At first, there is us. There is only us. 
But even then, even before we know it, we wish you were here.
So we make plans for you. We learn. We build. We journey.
And then we wait. We listen. So quiet, so patient, so still. And we wait...but you never come and everything stops.
This is not what we planned. We wish you were here.
Time passes. We carry on. We live. We hope. We do not make plans.
And one day from out of the blue, there is a sound.
We listen, we hold on, we stay still...
As that sound becomes a rumble, becomes a rhythm, becomes a roar. And with every feeling that was ever felt, everything happens. That everything is you. That everything is us.
You are here. You are here. You are. Here.
-Wish by Matthew Cordell




One year ago this weekend we met our sweet, precious Lucas for the first time. We are forever grateful to God and to Lucas' birthparents for the gift of being his mom and dad. <3

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Finishing up our home-study #2

  

We are finishing up home-study #2. 

The process was very similar to the first time around. LOTS of paperwork and LOTS of gathering documents. 

The good news is that a sweet little boy calls us "mama" and "dada" and fills our days with joy. Every form was worth it for the blessing of our sweet Lucas!!!


So after physicals for all three of us, CPR training, getting the cat's shots updated, and reference letters from friends, pastors, and employers (you know who you are...many thanks!!!) our home-study is almost done!!! Woot woot!

We now need to create a new profile book and pay our Program #1 fee (eeeek...definitely a leap of faith) and we will be an official "waiting family" with our agency. 

To everyone who has walked with us on this journey, we love you and are so grateful. Thank you so much for your prayers!

If you know anyone considering adoption for their baby, please share our information with them.