Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father ... James 1:17

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Our Homestudy has been scheduled for Nov 1st (Happy Birthday Boba). I am not sure what I was thinking scheduling it the day after Halloween, but it was the first available date in November, so there you have it. We may be hiding costumes and candy in the car - not sure what to do about the sugar high all the kids will be on .... but perhaps they will just appear to be joyful, happy, jovial kids :)

I have been reminded recently of the parallel between the journey of adoption and the journey of pregnancy. I am so grateful I have experienced pregnancy and I am grateful to now be experiencing the pregnancy of adoption. Just like when I have been pregnant, I find myself thinking about our next child(ren). What they will look like, what our family will be like when they are here, what their little personalities are going to be like, and wanting so much to hold them. I praise God that He knew our children before they were born and He knows those that are yet to be Porters. Thank you God for the miracle of motherhood - both biological and adoptive.

Psalm 139:14-16
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.

Next step ... Dossier (silly amounts of paperwork)!!!


  1. praying for a peace in your heart and not to be anxious abotu the homestudy! I think Id be so nervous! :)

  2. Hooray! I love watching this journey unfold. And I am pretty certain that your kids will be perfect just the way they are on that day. Your new babies will be so blessed to join your crew!

  3. You are going to sail through all of it!! I'm here to help of course. :)