We have been completely blown away by the support in the last couple of weeks as we found out about Elijah. I think he would have 12 outfits for three changes a day if we took everything that has been offered to us. The family on both sides has been so great in helping us out with getting ready for a baby. So many friends, and people we barely know are also offering to help. We have been offered the services of a laptop while we are in Ethiopia to update this site daily, Lord willing.
I just praise Jesus Christ for everything. He is the one that put this on our hearts in the first place, and He is the one that we will turn to in everything with parenting.
I'm amazed at how many similarities there are between adopting and child and the Lord adopting us into his family at salvation. I can't wait to give updates as we get closer and as we travel. Only four more days till we, Lord willing, are able to post his picture *smile*.
Philippians 4:4 says "Rejoice in the Lord ALWAYS (caps added), I say it again rejoice." This is not for any other reason than if you have been saved by the Lord. If you are not 100% sure of this, please email or call us anytime (literally). Biblically, salvation is not a blanket thing that everyone receives. There is nothing more important than where you will go when you die on this earth. And you can know as sure as you are breathing, that you will be with Jesus Christ in heaven for all eternity. I say this with love on my heart for everyone's eternal destination. Love you guys
Dave & Amanda