Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Some Excitement Around Here

OK, I realize that my readership has dwindled to a handful of people. (Love you, Hubby, Mom, and whoever else stops in from time to time.) I also realize this is totally my fault. Who wants to check a blog day in and day out when I only update it every 3 to 6 months!?! Not me! (On a side note, that’s why I recommend subscribing to blogs you like, or using a service like bloglines.com.)

Well, I actually have news to report. After years of praying about something and wondering if it would be in God’s plan for us, we finally feel Him leading in very specific ways. So without further ado (drum roll, please….)

We are adopting!!!

And here's an even bigger surprise...not just one child, but two!!!

We are so. very. excited!!! We can’t wait to expand our family and will be using this blog more frequently to keep everyone updated through the process.

We already are blessed by so many who are so excited for us and want to hear every detail. We are so grateful for you and your support – and please know that we’re going to need it!! We hear we’re about to hop on a roller-coaster of highs and lows!

But we’re also sure that right away there are many questions…Why adoption? Why now? Where from? Why there? What’s the time frame? What do the kids think about this? Have you heard about the adopted kid who wouldn’t make eye contact with his parents (and other adoption nightmares)? Two more kids? Are you crazy?

And you know what? We are more than happy to share!

I’ll be spending the next few days (or sooner if I have enough free time) working through some of these questions. If you have any others, feel free to leave a comment and I’ll try to get to those, too.

But first, we’re just so excited. Yes, we are a little scared, too, but our overwhelming feeling is just sheer bliss. It already feels like two members of our family are missing in our home. We can’t wait to see who they are!!! : )

We have been so encouraged to read through other adoption blogs and hope to use this little spot on the web to not only share information about our journey, but to also encourage other families considering adoption and raise awareness about our new little ones' place of birth.

I hope you’ll start checking in again more frequently and celebrate with us during this amazing journey!!!

Whoo hooo!!!! It’s gonna be an awesome ride!!!


Griffmom said...

How exciting Missy!! Can't wait to hear more!

Griffmom said...

oh sorry, this is Cheri Griffin by the way! ha ha

Megan said...

TWO?!?!?! Wonderful!!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Sounds like a brave adventure! Congrats!

Anonymous said...

I am so happy for you all! I admire this huge step of faith you have taken. You are investing in eternity. My prayers are with you!

Anonymous said...

We are so excited for you guys!

stephanie said...

Amazing Missy. I love to see people following God's will and stepping out in faith! We will be praying for you throughout this process and praying for those two kiddos all the while! Love you!

Julie said...

We are so excited for your whole family! God loves you!

Stori said...

I am so glad your family had the courage to follow your calling! I also am very glad you are going to share your exciting journey with us!

Tana said...

His adventures are the best ones...enjoy the journey!

Anonymous said...

COngratulations to the both of you! There are somany deserving children out there who need warm loving hearts. It is good toknow two more kids will find that in the Flint home!
In His Grip,

Selena said...

Happy Day!!! I'll definately be reading along!