Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Well, I know that no one is really looking at this blog, but I feel
Like I need to get this off my chest. We are waiting for a police form that only the head of the orphanage can get. Problem is the orphanage our boys came from was shut down 4 weeks ago and the head of the orphanage was thrown in jail. He is still in jail. So we wait. I can't believe it has been 9 months since our referral. I am a very patient man but this is trying even my patience. Pray for our boys to come home.


  1. I'm looking at your blog! Praying for you guys. Sue and Mike

  2. Hi Maria,
    I just bought one of your books and am so grateful to have found your website and your blog. My former husband and I have two sons I adopted from eastern Europe 10 and 12 years ago we do understand the wait and the enormous blessings when the wait is over......

    So I will do what I do best and that is to continue to pray for you and your husband and for you to be united with your children soon..........

    Blessings to you both,


An Example of an Ethiopian Adoption

Map of Ethiopia

Map of Ethiopia

Arundhati Roy

Not only is a new world possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day I can hear her breathing.


Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.

It turns what we have into enough,

and more.

It turns denial into acceptance,

chaos into order,

confusion into clarity....

It turns problems into gifts,

failures into success,

the unexpected into perfect timing,

and mistakes into important events.

Gratitude makes sense of our past,

brings peace for today

and creates a vision for tomorrow.