Monday, July 19, 2010


God is good!  We are so blessed and I am so thankful.  I am so grateful for the overwhelming support of friends, family, and strangers in our journey to bring Darya home.  I know of adopting families who receive criticism for what they are doing or even just eyebrows raised.  We have wonderful supportive families, friends, and church for which I can't even express my gratitude.  It means the world to me!!  I have just been reflecting on this lately and truly humbled by how good God has been to us through this whole process. Adoption is not easy, but you all have made it such a wonderful experience by your kindness, prayers and support!  And the best of it is yet to come - I CANNOT wait to have Darya here and have her meet everyone who loves her so much already!

I wanted to share a picture of this gorgeous necklace I received in the mail from a dear friend of mine in California.  Saturday, as I was about to leave to make a Sam's Club run, I checked the mail and there was a package from my friend, Jen. She made this necklace for me and some little clippies for Darya.  Jen is one of those super-talented crafty people (here's a link to her etsy shop:  Anyway, I just had to share with my blogger friends.  Aren't they sweet??  I love them!!:


  1. What a beautiful necklace & cute clips for her hair!

    You are SO blessed to be so supported by people in your life. You're wise to recognize & appreciate it. :) I'm sincerely happy to read this post because it seems you are one of the few people who are completely supported by people versus running into a lot of negativity. It's reassuring to know that there ARE people out there who are nice to adopting families! :)

  2. Awe.. thanks Marianne. This made me tear up. We love you and your family so much; we are the blessed ones. You are such a good friend and I am truly thankful to have you, Joel and the boys in our lives. Like you, we cannot wait to meet, get to know, and serve sweet Darya in any way we can. Big hugs!!

  3. Hi there, we have not been submitted yet. Courtney said she knew it didn't go last Thursday. It better go this Thursday because our dossier will have been there two weeks!