Monday, February 2, 2009

Chapter 2

This time two years ago we began the process of adopting Silas. The Lord said, "What are you waiting on?" and we went for it. Oh the blessing of obedience.


This time last year I was feeling desperate. Desperate for my son that I had never seen. We knew our referral was coming as the agency was lacking one piece of paperwork before they could officially give us the referral. We would hear any day. Those days became painful as they became more than a week. And then we met him, that 10 week old, tiny boy with huge eyes. Gives me goosebumps just thinking about it. And now my big 14 month old is asleep in the next room as we begin to tackle the paperwork for his siblings.


Two years, almost to the day, we are beginning again. Back to Ethiopia we go! I'll never be the person I was before Ethiopia came into my life. I hope you'll stay with us as the journey continues and our family grows...stay tuned.


Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west. Isaiah 43:5

24 comments:

Karen said...

Congratulations, Jill!! I was so happy to stop by your blog today and read the good news. :)

*karen bowman

ethiHOPEia said...

Yay! Congratulations on starting again! I admire your willingness to jump back into it all! I look forward to following the journey...
Blessings,
Hilary

OurFamily said...

Oh Jill, Congratulations! We pray that God blesses you as much as he did with adorable Silas! I cannot wait to follow your new journey!

Sherry said...

Ahhh Jill! I am SO excited for you! We look forward to following your journey #2.

Blessings - Sherry Semlow

Kari:) said...

Jill, this news made my day:)))
We are soooo happy for your family of 3 to grow to a family of....??mmmm
How exciting!!!
We will continue to stalk your blog for new news:)
Zoie says hi!!!
xoxo

Amy and Amelia AiChun said...

Oh, what exciting and wonderful news. I love watching miracles unfold. Blessings and prayers as the journey continues to be laid out before you.

Amy & Amelia AiChun

Steve and Anna said...

oh!!! We are so thankful for God putting you together with Silas!! And so excited to hear this news!!! We will be praying and we will be along for this journey too! Thanks for letting us be a part!

Dietrich & Amy Lusse said...

Yay!!!! That is so cool!!
Congrats and we can't wait to follow along this journey as well!

Kilgo4 said...

We are over joyed for you all. Praise be to Jesus.

The Oscarsons said...

Congrats guys! You really inspire me.

jammie said...

aaawwww jill what wonderful exciting news this are...i am so happy silas will soon have some brother/sister to share TOYS ;-) with...this news made my day. thank you...

Rob and Bri said...

Blog stalker here and a very happy one to read your happy news today! THe process will be in my prayers- that all gets lined up in God's line.

shawn and tisha said...

Congratulations on starting your second adoption!! What great news! :)
Tisha

Paul and Holly West said...

Yea!!! So excited to hear this great news!!! Thank you for sharing your journey with us. We will be sure to keep you in prayer!
Love,
Holly

Jenn said...

Congrats!! What very exciting news! I am sure that I will be as addicted to this process as I was the last.

Amy said...

Yea!! I am so happy for both of you. I can't wait to read all about it!

The Albertsons said...

wow!
Congratulations!
And thanks for your sweet comment. I remember reading your blog awhile ago... I was blog hopping or something, and you were traveling! Such exciting times. I love that you are Army... I was an Air Force brat and now my brother and his wife are at ft. leonard wood, and soon onto ft. richardson in alaska. Can't wait to follow your journey to #2!
becca

beBOLDjen said...

Awesome! That's so exciting. We'll be following along for the second time :-)

Jen Sloniger
AWAA YG

Rob & Candy said...

woo-hoo! I cannot wait to see what God has in store for your family.
xxoo
candy

The Fab 4 said...

Siblings? How exciting! I remember you from AW yahoo group days, and I was so happy to see your comment on our blog recently.

When we went to get our fingerprints done with Dosen, the clerk said, "your first adoption?" When we shook our heads, she confidently said, "You'll be back to see me. I promise." Adoption is like the greatest "bug" you can ever catch.

K.P. said...

Congratulations. I pray the next leg of the journey is just as blessed as the first leg was. Mr. Squishy Cheeks will be a wonderful brother and I can't wait to meet his siblings (and him for that matter...).

Love ya!
KP

Apryl said...

We are all so excited for you guys! Can't wait to watch it all unfold and live vicariously through you...though this morning for the first time I actually thought about doing it again. Shhh, dont dare tell Seth I said that! Can't wait to watch as your family grows, pretty soon you'll have a sweet ride like me...
love you!
apryl

janetwhipple said...

His siblings?!! Wow?!!! I'm so excited for you guys. I've been following your blog since before you traveled to get Silas and it's just so awesome to see you going at it again :) Congratulations! Do you have any idea how long it will take since you already know who they are? Praying for you!
Janet Whipple

Tracy said...

so excited for you!!!! it is addictive isn't it? can't wait to see who God has for your family!!! :)