Saturday, August 30, 2014

Catching Up

There’s no way I can recap all that’s been going on in the last 7 months but I will try to cover the highlights.

The biggest highlight, without a doubt, happened on March 13. I was standing in Walgreens letting Lukas explore the toy aisle when my phone rang. It was Mitchell and he asked if I was sitting down. I really had no idea what he was going to tell me. He said that we had another referral! It really was a total shock. It was only a little while later that the precious little face of a whispy haired 9 month old baby boy showed up in my email. The last 5 months have been spent jumping through many hoops, trying to bring Owen Hyeonsu home. We still don’t know how much longer it will be but we are hopeful for sometime this fall. We have received several videos and pictures in the last few months and each time we have fallen in love a little more with our little peanut. Lukas is very excited about Owen and talks about him a lot but he has no idea how much little brother is going to rock his world. I guess neither do we! We are very ready to be a family of 4 and are doing everything we can to get ready for that day. Please help us pray that we will be given a court date soon!

A few more highlights…


Easter Sunday








Lukas’ First Trip to the NC Zoo in May


Celebrating Owen’s 1st Birthday


Celebrating Lukas’ 4th Birthday!


What a little stinker!!


First Dentist Appointment

Friday, August 29, 2014

7 Months Later…

It’s been 7 months since I last blogged. I had about decided not to blog anymore. Honestly, I haven’t missed it because it always seemed to be just one more thing on my to-do list. In the last couple of months, I have thought about it but really didn’t know how to start a new post after the last one. Even though it’s been more than 7 months since we made such an agonizing decision, my heart still breaks every time I think about sweet Minho. The Lord has brought much healing to our hearts but we will always feel a sadness when we think about him. He is still mentioned frequently by Lukas and prayed for by all of us.

The more I’ve thought about the blog I decided it was time to come back for a little while. How long? I’m not sure. How often? Really not sure about that either. But for now, here we go again!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Our Decision

It was with broken hearts this week that our family had to make the decision not to proceed with Colin Minho’s adoption. We have agonized over this decision and it was the very last thing we ever thought would happen. The last couple of weeks have been filled with many tears, prayers, discussions, and medical evaluations. Minho’s medical needs are more severe than we feel that we can provide for and more than anything we want the very best for him. We know this decision is best for him and for our family but it still hurts. We are devastated that he will not come home to us and be our son. We know without a doubt that this did not take God by surprise and that this is part of His plan for Minho and for us. He promises in everything He is working for our good and we are clinging to His promises.