Friday, March 4, 2011


This will not be as exciting as you may have hoped but this is what I know.

Ezra and I have petitioned for 2 other children. We will not reveal them until it is official. But this is what I can tell you...This week has been unbelievably difficult for me. We thought we would have heard something on Monday as to these 2 children's availability, however we didn't and haven't. I spent all week everyday refresh my email application on my phone every 3.4 seconds. When we still hadn't heard on Thursday, I spent much of the day in tears and questioning. Though we still haven't heard I can at least chill out a little over the weekend because I did get an answer as to why we haven't heard. There has been a holiday there in Eastern Europe, so lots has not been accomplished. The information has been requested by our team, but they are waiting to hear from the government agency that does this. We should know something next week. Once new documents have been turned in we should hear a couple weeks after that when we would travel and travel could be anywhere from 1-4 weeks from when we find out.

How can you pray for us:
1. The children we are seeking and the one we lost(John Mark, as Marlena is with Jesus, and is in GOOD hands )
2. For me to chill out
3. Rest of fund raising
4. Preparations for our children (rooms, 'gear', medical, etc.)

We thank all of you for your outpouring of love and support!


  1. Hang in there Kelly!! Still praying for you!!

  2. Hold on to Him, Kelly! Been praying for you.

  3. hang in there! I have thought about you and your family all week. I hope you find peace soon!

  4. Oh please don't leave me in suspense!! There are so many there that I absolutely LOVE and can't wait to see who you are going to bring home. Yipes, I am gonna be stalking you now for sure!! LOL I will be praying as well, I know in all this excitement that other children will now have a chance is also your loss. I am praying for you and for the lil guy you can't bring home.

  5. Many Prayers Kelly! I've been thinking of you. I'm sure this wait is pure agony. I won't pray for you to "chill out"-it helps to have passion driving you! But I will pray that you find some peace.
    Praying for your Angel Baby Marlena, and darling John Mark that he is safe and happy.
    Praying for the financials to come together.



  6. I have been praying for you to have peace all week, and that you would be directed in the way He has in mind. I will continue to bring your needs to the Lord. Blessings.

  7. Prayer is something I CAN do for you so you got it! Every day, any time, all the time! Hang in there and trust that God IS in control even when it feels like you are losing control. Love you guys!

  8. I'm praying for you and for baby John Mark.

  9. I hope you get answers soon!! God's timing sure seems to drag sometimes!

  10. I do hope things go well for you. I am sorry you had to lose both of them. I hope the best for John Mark.