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Monday, January 24, 2011

family of five no more

We're so excited to share that we're adopting!

Kate's thrilled - can't you tell?!

Mommy and Daddy truly are.

We hope to bring home our new addition/s from Ethiopia in the next 1 1/2 - 2 years, most likely, although we wouldn't argue with sooner. : ) At this point, we aren't specifying beyond 0 - 12 month infant.

It's been a roller-coaster of a ride that I may share in more detail at some point . . .but seeing God so clearly walk through every detail of this journey with us thus far has brought an overwhelming peace and anticipation for the even longer journey still ahead.

His best is so much more than we could have ever imagined and for that we give Him thanks.

"For no one is abandoned by the Lord forever. Though he brings grief, he also shows compassion because of the greatness of his unfailing love." Lamentations 3:32

23 comments:

Mindy said...

YAY!! Your shirts look AWESOME!! Now I see how we raised so much money from t-shirt sales! :)

We are SO SO SO excited for you guys and can't wait to meet your sweet little one! We will be praying for you as you go through the paperwork in the next few months and then as you begin the w.a.i.t.i.n.g.

Love you all so much!!!

Carissa J. said...

SUPER excited about your news! And I am looking forward to seeing how God works to bring about all the details of this chapter of your lives! Praying that God blesses you beyond what you can even imagine as you take this step of faith!
Love ya!

Amy said...
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Amy said...

you already know how excited we are to meet & hold baby #4!!!! we love you!! this baby is blessed!!
xoxo auntie amy & uncle ken

Marla said...

Great news, Ryan and Amber. God bless you on this journey!

Jenna said...

That is so exciting! Congrats! I'm looking forward to reading all about your journey.

Jami said...

Ryan and Amber! This is wonderful! We'll be standing with you as your journey unfolds! We love you guys!

L, An and boys said...

Congratulations! We'll be thinking of you all. God's speed on the the paperwork journey.

Andria

Ashley Baner said...

How exciting! I am always amazed at how God works! What a blessing. That is one lucky kids to get you guys as a family!! Can't wait to meet him or her!

Jon y Amy said...

Yay! Praise God! :) So fun, I was already bummed I didn't have time to chat with you more on Sunday and now I am super-bummed!

May God carry you through this journey.

Sarah said...

Congrats, guys!!!

emilykate said...

Awesome!

Jamie Bahr said...

Congrats! Six is a great number ;) Wish we could have spent time together over Christmas, but I for one was tired of sharing sicknesses. We will pray be praying for God's blessings on all of you.

Abby said...

So excited for you guys! I was going to say that a group of mom's are getting together and I'm just thinking of you and Mindy. If you guys want to join us we're still narrowing down a date, but we're doing dinner. It's mom's of children from Ethiopia- some just starting, some in the process, some about to leave, and some who have been home a while. It's always a fun night. Let me know if you guys are interested! (:

Aubrey said...

Congrats to you guys on baby #4! Hope all goes well and time flies during your wait.

Christi said...

Barb just shared the news with me... woohoo!!! So exciting to have another family in the area!!! congrats!

Q and H said...

I am excited for you guys and know this little one will be blessed with a loving family. Praying the process goes well for you.
love
Heather

Jill said...

Oh, yay, Amber! I cannot wait to watch your journey. God is so faithful. This is just awesome. So happy for you guys!

Mouseymom said...

Yay! So excited for your family and the blessed little one that will soon be a part of it!!!!

Jill said...

Oh my! Congratulations to all of you! Praying for you and this journey that you are embarking on! Can't wait to meet the newest Prevo baby!

mom Bahr said...

We are thrilled and thankful for the anticipation and arrival of a new little angel in your family circle! We pray that God will work in all the hearts involved in this journey of adoption, and look forward to holding this special little child. with love, gratitude and prayers, dad & mom Bahr

J Gutwein said...

So excited for you... very excited to hear the details.. especially your agency, et... :).. Love, Jenny

Blume Family said...

Hooray...one less orphan, rejoicing with angels for another child to be coming HOME!!! We know your baby will be well-loved by your family, just as they have loved our kids!
Celebrating with you!!!
The Blume's :)