Friday, October 3, 2008

New ingredients are being added to SMITH SOUP!

YES YES YES!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are going to be parents again........we were blessed to be offered a referral for a precious brother and sister in Liberia and after much prayer and talking and more prayer and talking, we officially asked to go forward with the adoptions of Junior and Diamoh, whose names will be Samuel Elijah and Keren Jubilee SMITH!! He is 9 and she is 6. Charlie and I and the kids, have talked back and forth about and prayed that IF we adopted again, we would hope for a sibling pair in this age/gender arrangement for about two years. Naomi, almost 7, who has been adopted "over" in birth order and has wanted a little sister to be added to our family is thrilled ! Every time I smile at her and call her "big Sister" she just melts! Our boys have been asking for another brother in their age bracket: younger end, as well. We are praising God for the way in which He opened and closed doors to guide us in this path. God knew that when "I" thought we should be "ready to get the process moving" that our children were NOT ready for us yet!!!! Thank You Father for prevailing over so many details! We trust You for the next steps and dedicate the children to YOU even as we begin the process to adopt and bring them home. Prepare all of our hearts to receive each other in love and without fear or rservation. Thank You Father for our new children Samuel and Keren Jubilee!!!

3 comments:

Rebecca said...

Linda,
Congratulations! I know this decision came with much prayer! Our 3rd adoption process started in Liberia and that led us to Ghana. The Lord's ways are amazing to behold.
Rejoicing,
Rebecca

Rebecca said...

Linda,
Congratulations! I know this decision came with much prayer! Our 3rd adoption process started in Liberia and that led us to Ghana. The Lord's ways are amazing to behold.
Rejoicing,
Rebecca

Johnson said...

CONGRATS! We are happy for you. Welcome to the club! All those precious children will come home in his timing.