"I will not leave you as orphans. I will come to you." - John 14:18

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Road Less Traveled By

We moved from New York to the beautiful Appalachian mountains nearly 7 years ago with our 3 oldest girls (Grace, Hattie & Mabel). Since then we have added one more (Essie) and we are in the process of completing our home study to add another wee woman or miniature man to our clan. We feel humbled and blessed to be adopting from the African country of Uganda through Nightlight Christian Adoption. We have been praying for several years for God to move in our lives and open the doors for adoption...and it is finally happening! I will feel a lot better about things once our home study is completed and approved so please keep us in your prayers that everything will come off without a hitch. The first few steps down this road have been overwhelming & breathtaking all at once. We have been awe struck by generosity and grace. We have written until we have cramps in our hands. We have prayed (though never, ever enough) and laughed and felt terrified but, slowly but surely, by putting one foot in front of the other, we are making our way - little by little - down this miraculous road to adoption. We'll keep you posted.


  1. What an amazing journey you are embarking upon....but a wonderfully beautiful one! Adoption is God's heart, since He adopted us!...what a privilege to witness along with you!

  2. Thank you, Kaitlyn - your post means a lot to us and you hit the nail on the head - we are are all children of adoption!

  3. Libby,
    How exciting! I hope everything works out well. Good luck! :-)
    Lisa Artherholt

  4. Did you know that my cousin Heidi adopted a son from Rwanda? His name is Zeke. :-)

  5. Lisa - Thank you! I had heard about Heidi's adoption but didn't know the details - that is wonderful!