Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Please Pray!! Hubby and I Have Started The Ball Rolling!!

I'm taking a HUGE deep breath. I just got off the phone with the Illinois Department of Children and Families. We are going to Adopt! Oh my goodness. We have been married for almost 5 years and for whatever reasons, we haven't been able to get pregnant. I know that God is in control of this.

We have, of course had Hubby's 3 children, live with us for our first 3 years of marriage. (Full time) Since they went to live with mom, we have spent time getting to know one another in a much different way.

I have realized this one thing about myself. I can't be the type of woman, to just work and putter around. It all seems so aimless to me. I don't mean to offend anyone, if this is your lifestyle. I personally, just can't do it. I long for a child of my very own. And an adopted child, would fill that void. I have so much love to give.

Please pray as we begin this journey!! Pray that God will place us, with the child or children he wants us to love and encourage and share His love with. We are looking to adopt through the system. We had considered private adoption, but I think this maybe the best way to go. So many children need soooo much love.

Please pray!!!

In Christ Love,

16 comments:

Kathie @ my net finds said...

Good luck Renee!!! You and your husband are most definitely in my prayers :-) I'm very happy and excited for you both!!!!

Rebecca Jo said...

Oh my goodness... what exciting news!!!!

Gracie Beth said...

This is so exciting!

always_317537 said...

Congratulations Renee! I am in the same boat. July 10th.. my husband and I will be married for 5 yrs & we still have no kids. I have sooo much love for my nephews,but I know I have sooo much more love down deep inside to share with my own too. I hope one day that will happen for me. I am so happy for you. =)

Leslie

a corgi said...

that is exciting news!!! both mine are adopted (they are 20/23); such a joy for sure!

betty

wearsinappropriateshoes said...

This is exciting news! Good luck to the two of you on this journey!

GritsGirl said...

Thats so great!! We are starting the process of adoption too !!! :)

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

Blessings on all of you...you, your husband, AND that sweet little soul that will one day be coming to live in your loving home.

Beth in NC said...

God bless you sweet Renee. I pray God will encourage you through each step. We went through this you know -- so if there is anything I can do to help (though we went through an agency), let me know.

Love,
Beth

Denise said...

Congrats, and God bless you. I will be praying sweetie.

Elaine said...

Hi....just dropped by from SITS. I was drawn to the name of your blog. I too am a transplanted Southern gal. You have a lovely blog....and by the way congratulations on your decision to adopt. I have friends who've adopted and it's been such a wonderful experience for them all. God bless you as you start on this journey!

Ms.Emily said...

Im excited for you! I hope that this process goes smoothly for the both of you!

emily

Greetings from Guatemala said...

congrats! Hope it is a smooth process. I will look forward to reading about how it goes!!

John Deere Mom said...

Oh my, that' so exciting! Good luck in this process! I can't wait to read more details!

American History said...

Keeping you guys in our prayers. We lit a candle at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher thanks to http://holylandprayer.net. God bless.

Mommy Cracked said...

Oh wow!! I am so excited for you! What a huge step to a wonderful journey!! I'll be praying for you guys.

Also, thank you for my sweet blog award! I appreciate it!