God Has a Plan- Chapel Update

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While we were walking through the adoption process to bring Chapel home, I purchased a shirt from a ministry called Orphan’s Hands. The front of it says in signs, “If you were born, God has a plan.”  I’m wearing it … Continued

Forward and Backward

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It’s a common saying that with adopted children and the days, months and years that follow- there is often a two steps forward and one step back kind of progress. It’s so true. There are months of leaps forward and … Continued

A Beautiful Unfolding

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There are so many good things going on in the Reed house right now. Some really great things. To be honest, there has been some hard sowing for quite a few months and we are seeing the beginnings of harvest … Continued

The Progression of the Boy Man

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It’s something very curious to watch your little boys grow into young men. I must say, the transition seems to begin slowly and then before you realize it the tiny hand that used to insist on clamping tightly to yours … Continued

A Reedling Christmas

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I’ve been meaning to post for quite some time and share a little piece of Christmas around our old house. But due to my effort to chillax this Christmas and really focus on my family, it looks like the Christmas … Continued

Next Steps

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On Monday and Tuesday of this week Danny and I were able to take Chapel to see several specialists and get a game plan together for her. It was incredible to have so many doctors teaming up to do what … Continued

Leaps and Bounds

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  People often refer to progress with having an adopted child home as being a  three step forward, two steps back sort of dance; and we have surely seen that in all of our adoptions.  There are so many things … Continued

Journey Home and Adjusting

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I’ve been wanting to write about going and being home all week and just haven’t had the opportunity! Our flight home was not too fun, but we survived. Chapel slept about an hour and a half on the entire 26-30 … Continued

Visa System Error?

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  This morning we left our hotel and headed for the embassy for our consulate appointment. We turned in a packet of documents and had an interview. The people who work with adoptions there review the documents and then issue … Continued

Happy Appreciation

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When we first began the adoption process to adopt Chapel, while we were waiting on pre-approval, every time I would pray for Chapel the word happy would come to my mind in my prayer time. I’d pray peace and happiness … Continued

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