Thursday, November 29, 2007

More Details

Not only will I have the opportunity to meet with Yvonne's young friend, I am also making some plans to visit Mercy Ministries.

I am going to meet the Adoptions Director, Whitney. She has been my direct contact at Mercy and is in charge of the application process for prospective adoptive couples. In addition, Whitney works one-on-one with each girl as they go through the decision making process. We have had long conversations and I am excited to put a face with a name.

I am also going to take a tour of the Mercy campus.

It seems that God has several assignments for me in Tennessee! I am starting to really get excited for this trip!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Travel Plans

The trip is booked. I leave for Tennessee December 2-4.

"May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord my Rock and my Redeemer." ~ Psalms 19:14

Thursday, November 15, 2007

What is up God's Sleeve?

So I received an interesting phone call from Yvonne today.

She said that 5 short days after I called her (to share our adoption plan back in early September) she received a call from friends/business partners saying their 18-year-old daughter was pregnant.

She has been diligently praying the last couple of months and has waited to share this news with me. She invited me to come to Tennessee to talk and meet with this young girl and simply share my positive adoption experience.

Over the years, I have willingly shared my story with young girls that find themselves in a similar situation that I was in at the age of 16. I merely spend a few hours sharing what was right for me and why I chose the path of adoption. At the very least, I am able to sit down with girls and say, "I know from experience what you are going through. I know what kind of decisions you are facing. I know...and now I will be praying for you."

Even though this is something I am quite comfortable doing and sharing, I have never hopped on a plane, traveled to a different state and met someone...just to share my story.

OK God what are you up to?

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Profile Complete!

I don't know how else to say this but YIPPEE!! We just finished putting together our profile and I have to admit it looks pretty good (thanks to a really talented designer friend of ours!).

We have prayed over the binders and are believing God for the perfect adoption situation.

Two profiles will be sent to Mercy (that is what they require).

One profile will be sent to our friend Yvonne.

We will be praying about who else should receive the profile.

Well, that's the only update for now.