He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy,
carrying sheaves with him. Psalm 126:6

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Anna is Ours!

Praise God!  Sweet little Anna is now ours.  A Bulgarian court made it official on Thursday, but of course, God ordained it long before that!

Now we wait for our facilitator to issue travel dates so that we can bring her home.  We should know something in about two weeks.  That seems like forever!  I want to hold my little girl now.  How hard it is to love someone so much that you're never even met.  And how weird it is to know that she is mine, but that I can't get to her right now.  Can you imagine?

Today I bought her first little outfits.  I've never had a little, little girl, so it was very exciting!  Here are a couple of pictures:

I have to be careful when picking out her clothes because her head is so large.  I can't really buy anything that goes over her head unless it has a lot of buttons.  I am also not 100% sure of her size.  People who have seen her guess 9-12 months.  She is four!  Doesn't that just break your heart!  I was in tears while shopping because it seemed so wrong to be shopping in infant clothes for a pre-schooler.  I pray that God will restore to her all that has been lost.

I will keep you up-to-date when we receive dates.  In the meantime, we have to pay the last of our fees.  If you would like to help us reach $4,000 in our FSP, here is the link:


Now, on to others waiting.  A few months back I posted about the handsome Emmitt.  He is still waiting.  I pray that his family will find him soon as he is about to age out.

Emmitt 2013 (1)

In the meantime, a project is underway to improve the orphanage in which he lives.  It really needs it!   Please read about how you can help here.

And please don't forget about my sweet Giselle.  She needs a family too!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

We Have a Court Date!

Great news!  We have a court date for our adoption of Anna!  God willing, she will be ours on February 21. 

We are so excited, but have much to do to get ready for Anna's homecoming.  We should travel to pick her up in four to six weeks.  Not much time!  To be honest, losing Nora threw us for such a loop, that we haven't done much towards preparing for Anna to come.  Must get busy!

My oldest son, Damir, will be travelling with me to get Anna.  He is very excited about going to Europe, as you can imagine.  I believe he will be a big help.

Please keep us in your prayers as all of our lives, including Anna's, are about to change dramatically.  We praise God for how works everything for the good of those who love Him!

Here is a picture of my sweet Anna:

I would also ask you to consider a darling little boy who lives in the same place as Anna.  He needs a family!  He has been passed over many times.  His name is Chad.

What a blessing he will be to his family.  If you are interested, please contact Shelley Bedford at shele337@gmail.com.