Friday, September 8, 2017

Our Family is GROWING!


SO when I said there was a lot of new beginnings in August, this is what was cooking in The Cozy Little Kitchen .....




Our family is growing, by adoption!!!!

(We're pretty thrilled.... just look at baby girl's face.)




I am PAPER PREGNANT

And yes, there will be dark chocolate dipped potato chip cravings and ugly cries of joy have already started flowing!  I will labor and their may be pain, but it will look different than a natural birth story.  

Up to this point though, I've not felt lighter in years!  It may be partially to adrenaline, but I also know that's what the peace of God that passes all understanding feels like.  We are trusting God to provide the funding we need, the wisdom we need, the patience we need, the rest we need, and our children the security they need as we move forward.  We're putting one foot in front of the other with our eyes set on Him as he say's, "GO". 

Adoption is a leap of faith in many ways, but I believe wholeheartedly that's part of the miracle!   

God has set deep inside our heart that He has called us to build our family though adoption.  It is His plan A for our family's life!  Heath and I couldn't be more giddy-excited, overwhelmed, and a little scared as we begin this process again.  We know just enough to be both thrilled and anxious so please, we ask you pray for us as we have a number of decisions to make and as we trust the Lord to work on our behalf on all the decisions that are out of out of our control.  Your prayers are so appreciated!

There will be more to come as I'll try to keep you updated, so I hope you'll join us as we begin the journey to our 3rd child through a domestic newborn adoption!  



"He gives the barren woman a home, making her the joyous mother of children.  Praise the LORD!"
Psalm 113: 9

In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved."
Ephesians 1:5-6

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge him and he will direct your paths."
Proverbs. 3:5-6

"Whoever receives one such child in my name, receives me."
Matthew 18:5

"Jesus said, 'Have you believed because you have not seen me?  Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.'  "
John 20:29







20 comments:

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

So excited for you all!!! :)

Melody said...

I love your post, the pictures with the kiddos and the joy on each face. I will pray and support you and Heath in any way that you need. May God pour out his richest blessings on your sweet family that I adore!

Kathy said...

Congratulations! This is such an exciting time. Praying for you and your family as you all go through this.

Sarah Grace said...

I couldn't be more excited for you guys! You know I'm gonna have to get some baby cuddles in! Praying for all of you!!

Stacy W said...

wonderful news, congratulations!

elizabeth said...

I am so happy for you!!!

Leslie said...

Awwww, thanks! You will get lots of cuddles Sarah!! Reminds me we have got to get together again soon, and I want to see your sweet one before she grows up!

Kristi Leigh said...

Congratulations! That child will be blessed to be a part of your family. Adoption is a wonderful thing! So happy for you all!

Julia said...

Such exciting news to read :)

Congratulations & prayers to you all!

Patty Marker said...

So excited for you and your family. Praying for you all!

Leslie said...

Thanks so much, Patty! We feel called to this! I appreciate your prayers so much. I'm also enjoying you new You Tube channel--Congrats on that!!

Leslie said...

Thank you Julia! We're definitely excited!

Leslie said...

Thank you Kristi!! I appreciate you saying that. Adoption is a miracle that has blessed our family. We feel grateful we can do it!

Leslie said...

Thank you so much, Elizabeth!!!

Leslie said...

Thank you Stacy!!

Leslie said...

Thank you Kathy and you're prayers are appreciated!! It's a journey but we're called by God and I couldn't be more excited.

Leslie said...

Awww, thank you so much, Melody!!! We are ALL joyful over it. Kylie has prayed for a baby for 2 years so it's going to be really neat to see her become a big sister! We appreciate you so much.

Leslie said...

Thank you so much!!! :D

Ali Phillips said...

Congratulations :) The family is looking so, so beautiful. I'm so happy for you guys :)

Sheila said...

Not sure who I am most excited for but I'm leaning toward child #3. Your current little ones already know the joy of having parents with hearts striving to do His will, parent hearts that love one another deeply, and parents whose joy is the wonderful blessing of children in their life. So I am beyond delighted that another child will experience and be nourished by this loving, happy, caring family.