Just when we thought that our plate was full in life, God dished us up some dessert!


Saturday, April 3, 2010

Here we go again...

I am so excited to finally have something resembling a blog! I have some work to do on it, no doubt.

My husband and I have 7 great kids ranging from 16 down to 3 years old. One of our children was born in Guatemala and our youngest, Ricky, was adopted locally and has Down syndrome. Talk about a treat. He has infused so much joy into our family. When life is busy or a struggle---there is Ricky to keep us laughing.

God works in mysterious ways, but He is always working. It is funny how God seems to get you moving in one direction and then you see him redirecting you in another. There was a
tremendous peace that came with this decision. The kids couldn't be any more excited. The only debate--a name.

We have finished our homestudy, fingerprint next week, are praying for a quick USCIS approval, and working on our end of the dossier. Pulling everything together is a job, but well worth it. We don't know how old the picture of Ross is, we would love to get an updated one if possible. Doesn't that smile just make YOU smile??

Please keep Ross and our family in prayer as we try to finish our dossier. Please pray for all of those who will have our documents in their hands--that they feel an urgency to act and move everything along.

Thank you!


  1. Gretchen,
    Saw the link to your blog on Yahoo group. Very nice. You have a beautiful family and I look forward to following along with your adoption. I'm adopting Vera from a different Eastern European country. Ross is a blessed little boy!

  2. I wanted to congratulate you on finding little Ross! Prayers for your family along the way! You have a beautiful family!