Sunday, July 15, 2007

My Two Sons....

We had a feeling this would happen. We prayed about it. Prepared for it. Talked about it. We had a feeling that the Lord would want us to bring two sons home from Ethiopia. Our home study approved us for two. Our immigration paperwork (when it gets here) will approve us for two. The name Noah and his story is what God has been using to speak to us about this.

So, with full hearts and great anticipation we announce that Noah's Ark will be our spare bedroom and two little boys will sleep there. :) We've changed our Application letter to request an infant boy and a boy a natural age gap older, up to 4 years old.

Are we crazy? Nah. Just obedient. God will provide us all we need. He always has. Why would He stop now?

Just think.....we'll never know what it's like to just have one child, so we won't know any different.

So, who we thought would be "Noah" Coen, may not be after all. Maybe the Lord was just using Noah to show us His plan for us.

Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails. Pr 19:21

Last week we were in Switzerland for a conference (rough, I know). :) We took a hike up to Murren. On the way back down, this is what we saw. TWO rainbows. Get it? Rainbows....God's covenant with Noah. We had already made the decision, but what great confirmation that was. Thank you Lord!


jess said...

Hey!! I haven't talked to you in a really long time, but I've loved keeping up with your blog recently! What a sweet story of the Lord's provision... I'm so excited for ya'll! I can't wait to read more of the story!

Heather and Stephen said...

AWESOME!!! I'm so so so excited for you and your family! :)

stephadampage said...

Oh Jill, that is such a wonderful promise and confirmation from the Lord! I have tears in my eyes sitting here reading this as I catch up on your blogs! I am so excited for you guys! You are going to be AWESOME parents to these 2 boys...and however many more God blesses you with!!