Thursday, September 17, 2015

Thoughts for Thursday - Brag on God

Hi there ladies!! Wow it's just crazy how inspiration hits you and you have all sorts of fun things to share and then you have times where there is like nothing.

Life has been pretty crazy here lately on the farm with my new nanny job, but I love it!!  The naps don't always match up but that is ok because I am doing what I love and I get to be with Ellie, and to me that is all that really matters.

The reason for my lack of posts lately is that I have been SO FOCUSED on completing our Adoption Portfolio!! Our agency has requested that we change the format and create one on Shutterfly. Our book is complete and I am so happy with it.  It was definitely a labor of love and I truly hope that our personalities and character comes through our book to potential birth moms!  Thanks to all the free codes out there we have been able to order a few of our books at a much discounted price!  We still need to order a few more so if you have a code you aren't going to use please send it my way!  

Speaking of our Adoption, I would like to Brag on God for a little bit.  I have fervently been praying that God will help to provide money for our adoption.  It has been a prayer that I have been praying with Ellie for almost 6 months.  I know that we aren't supposed to put a time frame on God answering our prayers, but I also know that it is important for us to be specific in our prayers.  The prayer that I have been praying with Ellie was that God would provide 80% of our total amount by September 1, 2015.  I can't explain why I chose that date other than it just sounded like an appropriate time frame.  I am so happy that God has provided abundantly for us and through donations on our GoFundMe account, our yard sales, and a very generous donation from my dad we are looking good!! Now my prayer to God is that of Thankfulness for providing for us.  We are able to move forward in our adoption process with no more road blocks (on the financial side) and are grateful that God knows the perfect timing for us.

We still have a few steps in the process with completing our Home Study Update and getting our FBI fingerprint clearance done and then we will be moving full speed ahead!



  1. Yay for progress in the portfolio! I loved shutterfly for creating ours.

  2. Sounds like quite the process you have to go through! Although it's a lot of work, it will be so worth it in the end :) You are so deserving of another sweet babe and I know you will be blessed again! XO

  3. Oh that is SO exciting Ashley! Praying for continued blessing and His perfect timing to bring another beautiful baby into your family.

  4. I will continue to think of you and watch your adoption process closely. I can't wait for sweet little Ellie to have a sibling!


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