Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The beginning...

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Dear Little One,
Guess what! We've decided to make you our very own. Two nights ago we sat down and filled out the initial application for Children of All Nations and sent it off. At that very moment I felt like you became ours. Today, we found out we were accepted! At this point, we have no idea what lies between now and bringing you home. But the unknown is what makes it such an exciting adventure. You probably aren't even born yet. Being born will be a big adventure. Your journey to the orphanage will be an adventure as well. Family and friends are praying for you even now. I hope the road won't be too bumpy. We are starting our trek. We'll meet you in the middle!
Mom and Pops


  1. Hey Lara! This is Julie (Katie Turpin's friend). We have some friends here in Midland -- Wynne and Stephen Elder, who are in the process of adopting a little boy from Ethiopia (same age range preference). If you'd like to get in touch with them, let me know and I'll send over her information! I know it's a process and they are incredibly open and excited about this journey. Best to you and your husband - adoption is fantastic.

  2. Hey Julie,
    Thanks for the encouraging words. Yes! I'd love to get in touch with your friends. Please do send along their information. :)

  3. My Sweet Lara and Tim, I can't tell you how excited we are about our new grandson! Patience has never been my virtue either so I, in particular, am bubbling over. The thought of holding a sweet baby in my arms is overwhelming. Tim and I are so proud of you both and know what wonderful parents you are going to be. Thank you for sharing this experience with all of us. Needless to say....free babysitting!
    All our love!

  4. Tim and Lara,
    I am so very excited for you. How exciting it
    will be to follow you on your adventure!
    We are so proud and love you so very much!
    Aunt Monica and Uncle Ray,
    P.S. YEA!! We will have another Easter Egg Hunter!!

  5. Thank you so much for sharing this with all of us! I can't wait to follow you on your journey!! What a wonderful and truly inspiring adventure!!! I cannot wait to meet your sweet little man!!! My prayers are with you that y'all get to meet him very soon!!! :)

    Love, Nicole