Here I say I'm going to keep this blog updated weekly and have I? Nope! Sorry about that. We have been enjoying so many great days together recently that by the time night comes and everyone is in bed, I am too tired to write! I figure it's time to update a little about each one of us and how we are each doing.
Chris: Is very busy with work! This is a huge blessing to us and our family, however it can get draining on him to work so hard each day (I'm proud of you hon). Can I ask for all of your prayers that God would sustain him each day, and bless him in whatever way he needs?
Vanessa: I am doing great! I love being a mom to my two little girls. Can I ask that you would pray that I am a gentle mom in my parenting and that God gives wisdom in my parenting. With Chris being gone more, I am left on my own many times to parent. As we all know, that can be draining. God is good though, and He is providing me with much needed strength.
Zoelle: Our little Zoelle Grace is growing up! She is witty, ever so sweet, and a very determined little girl! :) I love her though. She is such a good big sister. I just ask that you pray for an obedient heart from her and that God continues to help her be prepared to become a big sister again.
Meridian: What a content little babe she is! She is now smiling and starting to "talk" to us each day. She is a joy. Pray that the transition for her to become a big sister (most likely that is) will go well and that she can continue to be content and sweet.
Adoption: Oh how I wish I could share with you the name we have picked out for our child. But, for now, we feel compelled to wait on God. Prayers are needed though for our adoption. We have our Gift of Adoption review of our application in August. Of course, they have told us that they were reviewing our application since May, but keep pushing us back...so it may not be August. Yet, prayer for it never hurts. We should also be hearing back from Shaohannah's Hope at some point soon. Lastly, if you could pray for God to guide our hearts in a decision if a situation does arise. Since we have decided to follow God, our home study is "out there" for review by birthmoms. We may easily be picked or hear of a situation that we need to have an answer for. Pray for God, and Him only, to guide our decision. Not finances, timing, etc.
Thank you for all of your prayers. I just felt that this post should be a little update on us and how you can uphold us in prayer. If you have prayer needs that you need, feel free to let us know and we would be more than happy to pray for you. :) Blessings and enjoy this beautiful weather!