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Thursday, August 13, 2009

No Regrets.

I wanted you to know the behind the scenes from my "Spill the Beans" post last week. Roger and I fell in love with 2 older girls over a month ago on the AW WC list. We were originally going to wait for Zoie to turn 2 before plunging in the adoption adventure again, but we felt very ambitious to quick start the process. Love at first sight.

We are at the very beginning stages... actually still waiting to get the phone call that we are approved again. It's so different than when we first started the adoption process several years ago... waiting for Zoie. I feel like an old pro now.

The really crazy part, both girls had been on the waiting list for a long time, but last week both photos had new words under them. It hit me like a brick.
For weeks, every time I would peek at W's photo ... I was praying for her new mommy & daddy, but I really thought we had a shot.
Honestly, I had no idea my heart would respond *crash* when I saw those words... File Under Review.

I knew we were too late.
I wept and then it hit me hard & regrets.
God has already planned WHO these beautiful girl's parents will be.

He's planned it and I can trust His plans are perfect. His timing is perfect.
Forget about feeling like an old pro... I'm back again, daily renewal, waiting, dreaming, hoping and trusting.
I want to wait for our blessings. They're out there waiting for us:)

We are requesting 2 older girls, unrelated, ages... 3 to 12.
It's so exciting to see how God will direct our steps. It feels soooo good to be back in the crazy adventure of adoption.


  1. Grinning ear to ear CRAZY excited for you guys! What an adventure!
    I too remember the group of 3 we originally pictured in our family and then they become "unavailable".
    You are right that we can have NO REGRETS. Our GOD has this figured out SOOO much better than we could imagine.
    We cannot wait to see you all in a few weeks. And KIM is FINALLY heading to ET - WOOHOO!!!!! Love you!

  2. Your bloggie fans are anxious and excited to see where the Lord leads you also!!! :) We haven't yet made the plunge to adopt as my hubby is still undecided, so I wait for the Lord's guidance in our situation. I get to live vicariously through my bloggie friends like you! Congratulations again! God's blessings will overflow very soon!

  3. We are so excited and happy for you Kari! Older child adoption is such a wonderful experience! We can't wait to see what God has in store for you! with love, Karen Wistrom

  4. Congratulations on starting the adotion process again! That is wonderful!! I pray that God will guide you through it all and give you a smooth process. :)

  5. ahh, that is so exciting!!
    oops, not signed in. its nikki (cochrane). by the way, julie neal said you are going to send me some pics for her blog design. i emailed her but havent heard back in awhile, do you know anything about this/have the photos?



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