Sunday, December 9, 2012


Today marks 16 months on the Waitlist and about 22months since starting the adoption.  I would love to say that maybe we have made it to the halfway point, but who knows?

Thursday, August 9, 2012


Today marks one year on the waitlist and a little over 18 months since we started this crazy, God-led adoption process! The presence of one little Ethiopian boy grows larger in my mind and my heart even though we have a very long road ahead.  These lyrics continually run through my head as I think about how far we have to go and bring me great peace-

God I look to you
I won't be overwhelmed
Give me vision; to see things like you do
God I look to you
you're where my help comes from
Give me wisdom; you know just what to do

God I Look to You by Jenn Johnston

Thursday, May 10, 2012

9 Months!

Yesterday marked 9 months on the Gladney Waiting List! When we started this whole process in January of 2011, we thought we would be getting a referral right about now since 9 months was the average wait.  My biggest concern then was, what if got our referral in May and didn't receive a court date before the rainy season.  My how things have changed.  At the rate of referrals, we are looking at a very long road ahead.Many days I feel weary at the months that loom ahead, but many days I feel at peace with the waiting ahead and as I rejoice with friends at the referral of their beautiful child, I can't help but daydream about what that day will look like for our family.  I choose to trust that it will come for us and we will know in that moment that our son, who was chosen for us from the beginning of time, was well worth the wait.
In the meantime......guess who turned (GASP) three???

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Well, somehow months 4 and 5 managed to slip by the way that time often does.  These last few months have been great for our family.  Randy had an amazing trip to Ethiopia, we had nice time to slow down over Christmas break and just be together celebrating the birth of our Savior, but now the crazy cycle is back in full swing!  With all of the kid's sports picking back up, new wonderful church activities and classes, a mission trip to Mexico coming up, and the usual day-to-day my hands and heart are full!  Here's to hoping that the next 2 months of waiting will slip by just as quickly as the last!
Christmas 2011

Randy in Ethiopia 2011

My baby turns 11!!