Thursday, September 11, 2008

Something New

Obviously, blogging has not been a very high priority for me lately. I've been considering just taking it down and being okay with saying “I had a blog once” and looking off fondly into the distance. An idea from our friend Luke, however, has brought new life and purpose to this neglected page.

Something that has been a high priority for me lately is navigating through the process of adoption. We're in the very beginning stages, so much of what we are navigating is our own hearts, our thoughts, our fears, and our desires. We have come to the point where we know with as much certainty as possible that we will adopt, and we will adopt relatively soon. Everything else is totally up in the air. There is a lot to be thought through and a lot of decisions to make and we'll surely need some help. That's where this will come in.

Our friend Luke is living his dream and planting a church here in Arizona, Second Mile Church. He also is doing some major navigating, thinking, praying, and decision making. He has a blog for the church, email updates, and most importantly, a prayer team. He suggested to Matthew today that we do the same thing for this adoption. So, this is effectively becoming my blog about the adoption. Suddenly I have plenty to write about.

Now what we need is a prayer team. Anyone who reads this can just pray for us as you keep up with what's going on, but if you'd like to formally “sign up” and really commit to pray us through this, you can leave a comment or just email me and we'd love it.

Much more to come....

7 comments:

Guy said...

How about if I introduce you to a couple in Ohio?

Check out
http://steveandkate.wordpress.com/

Maybe you could pray for each other?

Guy said...

Oh, and Julie and I will pray, too. I'll let the boys know...they really like you guys.

The Kempiak Party of Five said...

How very exciting. I'll pray!

Have you read the Loeffler's adoption blog (from our church)?

http://www.loefflers-ourjourneytoemily.blogspot.com/

Krista said...

Kristie,
I'm so glad you didn't decide to forgo the blog completely! Your journey of adoption is definitely something wonderful to write about! Can't wait to read all about it. I will pray for your family!
krista

luke simmons said...

Great idea! We'd (obviously) love to commit to pray for you. We already do, but this will help focus our prayers.

Nice layout change too.

Luke

the roberts family said...

Dear Kristie,
We have met once...at church, introduced my a mutual friend, Danielle. :) Our family has recently grown through foster care/possible adoption. We would love to pray for your family as you take this awesome step of faith. ;) I would love to share what our journey has been like thus far if you feel it would be beneficial. :) Here is a link to our blog http://therobertsnest.blogspot.com/.In it we share some of what God is teaching us through this amazing process. ;)
Sincerely,
The Roberts Family

Anonymous said...

Kristie,

Hey girl! Just caught up on your blog and was so excited to read about this adoption process.

Please put me on your list of prayer partners!

What an exciting adventure!

Blessings,
Donna N