Monday, February 11, 2008

Been a while!

I'm still not very good at this blogging stuff. I want to do better and I will. I always get frustrated when I read other blogs and they are not updated frequently enough. I will try not to be one of those bloggers. So much has happened this past week and we are that much closer to bringing Sophie home! Let's see...
Our church just started up a group called H.O. M.E. ( Hearts for Orphans Ministering for Eternity). The purpose of this ministry is to offer channels of support for orphan care, foster care, and adoption support. We had our first meeting last Monday and had a great turn out. There were over 60 people there! Shane and I were so blessed as we sat an listened to people share their heart for this ministry. We are so excited to become more involved in this ministry!
As far as our personal adoption process goes, we received confirmation from the Department of Homeland Security that our application was filed on January 22, 2008. We should get our approval letter sometime in April or May.
We scheduled our first home study interview for tomorrow evening. I guess we have a series of four interviews to go through. One with both Shane and I together and one with each of us alone, and then the home visit. I hope we do okay!
On a side note... A really big event happened in the life of our four year old son Corban this week. On February 7th he asked Jesus into his little heart. I am so happy for him. I know he is young, but he REALLY gets it. About two weeks ago we were working through his devotional he does for Gopher Buddies ( Wed. evening program at our church) and we talked about what it means to be saved. I told him whenever he thought he was ready to ask Jesus in his life to let me know. Well about a week and a half later we were riding in the car and he said out of the blue that he was ready to ask Jesus in his heart. I was really surprised and asked him what made him think about that at that particular moment. He replied, " I think Jesus just put it in my brain!". So when we got home and got settled I had another talk with him to make sure he really understood what this meant. He understood and prayed just the sweetest prayer! We called Daddy at work to tell him the good news. Shane was excited for Corban too. We have prayed since before the boys were born that they would come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ at a very young age! I am so happy that God has answered that prayer in Corbans life!
Well.. I guess that's it for today!


Dawn Massey said...

yeah!! i found your blog! i am excited for you on your blog adventure and of course - bringing sophie home! i am so excited to read all about it - since we don't see each other as often! i added you to my blogroll - so keep posting and i will keep reading!! that is suppose to be encouragement, not pressure.

oh and congrats on corban's decision. joshua got baptized yesterday - i will be posting soon on that big moment.

psumsum said...

CONGRATULATIONS CORBAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chelsea said...

Congratulations Corban! And congrats to you on joining the "blog world". Thanks for the email letting me know that you are adopting Sophie and linking me to your blog! I am so excited to read about this awesome adventure in your life.

breedlove mom said...

I am so excited for you and Shane and can't wait to hear all about your journey to Sophie. I'm glad to know that you finally joined the blog world - it's a great way to document your journey and other exciting things (or even the not so exciting ones). And a big congratulations to Corban - what a major milestone!