Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Worth The Wait

We have some amazing friends that purchased these t-shirts and sold them to benefit our adoption.   We have several left and need to sell them to raise the last bit of money we need.  We're hoping our children will be home in the next 3-4 months (of course you never really know)...but, we need to be ready with airfare and the rest of our fees.   

If you are interested in one of these shirts just send me an email at stephbowling@gmail.com.

We have 2T up to adult sizes.
(we are out of adult small and medium)

Shirts are $20 each

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Officially A Family of Six!

We have been waiting for this day for months!   We have experienced so many ups and downs.  It has seemed like at the beginning of every week we would get our hopes up.  Then, at the end of the week we were so disappointed.   First we waited for our papers to be signed so we could get a court date.  That was a huge hurdle and sometimes it felt like it would never happen.  Once it did, we waited for court.  We were told several times that we were going to court on ...... only for it to not happen.  So, this morning, I had decided to not think about it (yeah, right).   I got up to have my quiet time.  The longer I was up the more my stomach was in knots.   I was afraid to get my hopes up again.  I prayed for God to help me to trust Him and have peace in His will...even if it didn't seem best to me. 

Then...I called my mom.  She told me the kids were on their way to court and the judge was in...which is another big hurdle!   Aggghhh.  I could've screamed with excitement!  But...I still didn't want to be too hopeful.  A few hours later, over skype, my mom told us we passed!  We are officially a family of 6.  We have two new beautiful children added to our family.  What a huge blessing!   I have such unexplainable joy right now.  Several other families also passed court today.  It's so sobering to think about these precious children.  They had no "family".  They wanted a  mommy and daddy so bad.  Today, their entire future has changed!  God is answering their prayers.  He is setting the lonely in families.  
He is a God who keeps His promises!!!!

We have never walked alone in this and neither have these precious children.  

We still have a little ways to go.  It will probably take a few months before we can bring them home.  But, by the grace of God, they are now a part of our family!

I will leave next week to go and meet them and file paperwork.

Meet....Christiana Renee' NaaKoshie Bowling and Moses Bernard Bowling!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Great Opportunity!

Gifts for Good is a great opportunity for you to come and purchase some great items and support orphan care and adoption at the same time!   There are going to be several families selling handmade items,
 t shirts and merchandise from Ghana.   Come and check it out!