Tuesday, April 19, 2011

We Said "YES"!

As you can see from our adoption timeline, one year ago today, we said "YES!" to God's call on our life to bring home our daughter from Ethiopia!

That day was so amazing! Something really big had happened that day, and Jody came home from work and said, "YES! Let's do this!" Well, he said a few more things, but that is the basics! :)

Of course, I was in TEARS! I had felt like God was calling us to adopt over a month before that, but I had been fervently praying for God to confirm His will in Jody's heart too! And He did!!!

What a difference a year makes! EVERYTHING has changed for us over the past year...and we love that! So thankful that God called us on this incredible adoption journey! During the past year, we have been on the most amazing journey with the Lord...and we can't wait to continue on it during this next year!

God is teaching us some major patience and perseverance, and we just know that Caroline Faith is going to be so worth the wait!!!

"For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God." 2 Corinthians 1:20


Bonnie Nieuwstraten said...

Oh yes! You will celebrate that decision over and over. Tonight I made Ethiopian food and my little sweetie was SO excited! She kept saying, "I love you Mom!" Those words make ALL the waiting worth it!!

Angie said...

We said YES to adoption and are loving the journey!! Can't wait to see how it all turns out :-)

Much love,
Future Mama

Claire & Eden said...

We just celebrated our one year anniversary of starting our journey too!! Hasn't it been a life changing year? And this is just the beginning!

Amy said...

So thankful you said YES!

Christy said...

Congrats! So glad you said yes! :) And can't wait to see more of how God writes this story! :)

Megan said...
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Megan said...

Wow, Alison, our "yes" days are really close together--don't think I knew that. A year ago today (4/20/10) we took our first baby step toward our child in Ethiopia. Happy Anniversary to all of us!


Abby said...

So glad you said YES!!!

Allison said...

So glad you said YES and I can't wait to see how the rest of this story unfolds.

Lauren said...

LOVE IT!!! Sometimes it's so scary, but the moment I say YES to God the burden of fear lifts and true joy fills that space! God is so good and I am SO happy you said YES! :)

Hannah said...

LOVE this! Can't wait to see your sweet baby in your arms!