Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Life Changing Experience

Jonathan and I recently returned from weekend retreats in the Indianapolis area. There was a separate weekend for men and for women, but both were called The Great Banquet. The weekends were life changing for both of us and we want to thank Jonathan’s brother and his wife, Brian and Sarah, for their invitation and encouragement to attend - particularly once we began the process of beginning a family.

It is exceptionally difficult to describe the weekend. Suffice it to say – we formed new friendships, we cried, we laughed, we personally felt convicted by the Holy Spirit, we sang (oh boy, did we sing!), and we returned home with renewed spirits. It was truly like nothing else I have ever been privileged to be a part of and we greatly encourage any of you who are invited to participate to attend without reservation. You will not be disappointed.

We now ask for prayers as we return to the ‘real world,’ attempting to live out those things that we have been convicted to change. It has been difficult - as we return to the busyness, the workplace, and the typical everyday stresses - but we truly believe that it is possible by the grace of God. We thank God that we have one another and the power of the Holy Spirit to move forward. As we heard several times throughout the weekend, we find comfort in the fact that:

God does not call the equipped -- He
equips the called

What a wonderful reminder as we all strive to live the lives He has called us to!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Four Months DTE!

We have now made it to four months DTE!

We are not terribly surprised, but did receive official notification today that the current wait time is extending from 10 – 16 months to 14 – 18 months. So, we are just thankful that the days are moving along. We realize it will be here before we know it : )

Please continue to pray for our child-to-be and for Jonathan and I’s patience throughout the process.