Monday, November 8, 2010


This is my first Memorial Box Monday. I have been following Linny over at A Place Called Simplicity for a few years. So I decided it was about time I jump in. Although I don't have a Memorial Box yet. I think the first thing I will place in it is a picture of our home and my little pillow that says"where there is room in the heart there is always room in the home".

Here is my story . . .

Six years ago God began impressing upon us the frugality of trying to live the “American Dream”. We had built a large home(approx. 3200 sq ft) and filled it with nice furniture. We were a two income family with two children and a dog. We began to think about our future and what that would look like. Honestly, we did not like what we saw. I never wanted to work full time but I would need to work to pay for our comfortable lifestyle. So we began to make drastic changes in our lifestyles. We sold our large home and bought a smaller one that we could afford on one income. Then we began our journey to adoption. The sell of our large home was exactly the amount needed to pay for our first adoption. GOD IS SO GOOD!! Each of our adopted children have amazing stories of God's provisions and miracles. We adopted Faith in December 2007. Jacob and Gabriel came home in July 2008. Grace and Sera came home is January 2010.

Our Current Home
It is funny how things come full circle. AGAIN, we are looking at our lives but this time we LOVE what we see in our future. We see a home filled with beautiful laughter and lots of love. Problem is we are out of space, which in my opinion is a great problem. I recently annouced that we are adopting again. So our home will soon be filled with even more laughter. I have a pillow that a friend gave me that says, "where there is room in the heart there is always room in the home". I am afraid there is more room in my heart than there is in my home. I have been grieving all day because there is another little girl who needs a home. We are equipped to care for her as we have another daughter with a similar genetic disorder.

I know. I know. I can't "save/rescue" every child and I don't plan to. I don't plan on "saving" anyone. That is the job of my Father in Heaven. My job is to be obedient in loving and serving others.

I don't want crown molding or cathedral ceilings. I don't need ceramic tile or high end appliances. I JUST WANT MORE BEDROOMS!!! A therapy room would be nice since we have therapist in our home 4 days a week. I want to be able to eat dinner at a table where everyone can sit together. I want a big enough yard for 8 or more kids to play in so they can run and play and heal. So I am falling on my face before my Heavenly Father begging and pleading for his favor. Please direct us to a home, a home that would be a place where we can serve you more. A home that would not make us boast but that would give you glory. PRAYING FOR A MIRACLE!!


  1. Your post is heartwarming, it made me smile :)

    I will pray with you in asking Him to direct and provide you with a home to give Him all the glory :)

  2. Standing before the throne with you and for you on this one.

  3. Can you possibly make over the garage? Obviously disable the opening door, hang fabric over it, get some warm rugs, a cheap heater and bunks? Just an idea.