Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Back in Focus

These past couple of weeks has been marked with frustration and weariness for our family. We have a lot going on with John in school and myself in tax season and have felt overwhelmed by our responsibilities. As the newness of the adoption process wears off, we are becoming more and more aware of the realities of adopting a child. The hours of paper work and dwindling savings account has brought down our spirits. Yesterday, John and I were reminded during a time of prayer the reasons we began this adoption journey and the wonderful blessings that our next child will bring into our home.

Our children teach us so much if we are willing to listen. Emma is a daily reminder of the joy that a child finds in the little things and what is really important. I was struck by this today while out running errands. I turned around to see Emma dancing to the music and smiling back at me from the back seat with chocolate chip cookie covering her mouth.

Will all of this be worth it? Absolutely!!


  1. Absolutely! We are praying for you guys. Much love from Brett, Alicia, and Ayla :)

  2. Okay, that's just adorable! Another one? Even more adorable.

    Keeping my fingers crossed for you two.


  3. Hang in there Pells! We're SO excited for you and we're praying for you! Talk to ya soon! I have updates! :)

  4. It's nice to *blog meet* you guys! Your daughter is precious. Where in NC do you live? We have family in Waynesville. Well, welcome to this exciting journey of adoption! I know exactly what you mean about being discouraged but also encouraged. It's an emotional journey. Being put on the waiting list for me was a huge breath of fresh air. I feel sooooo much better now. You will be there very soon!


  5. Oops, my name is Theresa. Middle name is Typo. :)

  6. Hey Sarah, thanks for stopping by my blog. it is great to meet another family on the same journey as we are. I am excited to be in contact with you and pray with your family you work towards bringing home your Ethiopian miracle! I can totally relate to this post...the process is so draining but over and over we are seeing God remind us in little and big ways why he called us on this journey in the first place. Be encouraged!
    feel free to email me:

    emily V.