On the Journey With My Chosen One!

I am sure you might wonder why I call her chosen rather than adopted.... well, adopted is just her physical condition, CHOSEN is what we both are to be a family together! God is so rich in His Blessings, and He has chosen each of us from before the time we were knit in our mother's womb to be a FOREVER family! How BIG is that? How BIG is our God!?! Thank you for following our journey and for praying for us as we wait and continue to grow in the love of God! -- Blessings!

Liliana's Verses

Matthew 17:20 - " ... For truly I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain: "Move from here to there", and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you."

Zephaniah 3:17 - The Lord your God is with you. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.

Proverbs 3:5-6 ~ Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.

Jeremiah 29:11 ~ For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for wholeness and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Monday, March 29, 2010

The Waiting Room

Well, I am still waiting! I suppose in the grand scheme of things it really hasn't been that long... but it already seems like an eternity! I was talking with a friend the other day who, along with her husband, are just beginning their adoption journey..... she called my current situation "The Waiting Room"..... and while I have said all along that there is a labor process whether you have your child born from your tummy or born from your heart. Well, this is the part of the "labor process" I thought would be ok, but you know, everytime the phone rings, I jump up and get it, I look for an e-mail EVERY day, at least 10 times a day!! Why is waiting so hard? Not sure about that, but I can say I have NEVER been good at waiting, which means, I might be in for the "longhaul"! :-) Just kidding, God is good ALL the TIME!And, I know that he has this perfect timing in his hands!
I will say, I have made the wait a little better, by SHOPPING! :-) I have picked out her bed, it is on order. I am re-finishing a chest of drawers for her room, (a project being temporarily put on hold for sinus surgery.... PLEASE don't tell the Dr. that I was sanding furniture 3 days before sinus surgery!!) And, then, I have hit some really great consignment sales..... so getting ready certainly has helped!
Thank you for your continued prayers! Please pray for the following:
1. Please pray for God's perfect timing (even IF it isn't my own!)
2. Please pray for the social workers and Peruvian Government officials who are matching my child and me.
3. Please pray for resliency for my little girl, pray for her sweet spirit and that God will continue to prepare our hearts for one another, so that when we meet attachment will be a smooth transition for her!
4. Please pray for strength for me as I travel though this journey of waiting... Unconditional Faith..... I am learning a lot!
5. And, if you have a minute, please pray for my sinus surgery! :-)


Monday, March 15, 2010

What's In a Name?

So, while I am waiting on a referral, which prayerfully will come REALLY soon, it might be a little while. One of the questions that so many want an answer to, is what will you name your little girl? Well, actually, there has been a lot of thought put into that has gone into her name, but then there came the confirmation from God!

Well, as you can see from the page, I have chosen the name Liliana. Her other name will be the one(s) that she already has. It will be the only thing that she will have that is completely her own! So, we'll see what her complete name will be in a while, when she is chosen!

But, Liliana, let me tell you about that! First of all, I have always wanted to name her after my Grandmother's middle name which is Lillie. My Mom's and my middle names are both Ann, and I wanted to keep some of that as well. But, I wanted part of her name to be Anna after the prophetess in the Bible. She lived her whole life waiting for the Savior to be born, and after so many years of waiting, when Mary and Joseph brought baby Jesus to be dedicated, God made sure,, Anna was the first one to see Jesus! Additionally, I wanted to keep her name in a Spanish form, one that would also be recognized in her own culture. Sooooo... the name "Liliana" was born! Then one day, I was at the bookstore and looking at a baby name book and decided to look up the name Liliana, I found that it meant...."Belonging to God", what a confirmation that was for me! She does belong to God, while He is trusting me with her care and teaching her in the love and admonition of the Lord, she belongs to Him! Who knew that so much could go into a name!?!? Can you imagine what God put into Jesus' name? I do think of that from time to time... it fascinates me!

So, as we wait to find out what the rest of her name will be, please continue to pray, thank you for all of those prayers!!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


YAY! I literally just got an e-mail from my social worker saying that I am approved by the Peruvian Governemnt to adopt! :-) But, let me tell you this story.... it is pretty neat how it unfolded.... I was online checking e-mail and my social worker e-mailed me to let me know she would be out of country for the next week and a half and who I should contact if I needed anything. So, I e-mailed her back and of course wished her well and let her know that I was good, except I was anxiously awaiting the approval from the Peruvian Governemnt. Before she could even respond to my e-mail, within seconds, she received an e-mail from Peru stating that I HAVE BEEN APPROVED! Now, let me just tell you, that is a Good God! :-) I had mentioned to her that God was teaching me about waiting (which, as most of you know, I am NOT good at!) and a couple of days ago, I was just having an anxious day of wanting to know my approval status.... well the devotion for that day was about WAITING! You have to love it when God is funny, yet gives us just what we need, when we need it! Well, that is what happened tonight! :-) How cool is that?!?

Thank you all for continuing to pray. Please also pray for Allison (my social worker, as she travels this week) and for the referral process as it is the next step! I will continue to update as soon as I know something more!