Hello friends in blogland! After a brief blogging hiatus, we’re back! Thanks for all your kind words and prayers in this last season. It was difficult, but as always, the Lord used the hard stuff to build good stuff inside of us. I (Kara) feel like He has expanded my heart and showed me a bit more about that way He loves us. He loves us without guarantee of being loved in return. When He laid down His life for us, it cost Him something. It hurt. But He thinks we’re worth it! I want to learn to love people that way- without worrying about what I’m going to get in return, not for my own sake but for the sake of the one I’m loving. I have a long way to go but I feel like in the last couple of months I’ve gotten a little closer to loving with His love.

On a happier note, we have good news! We’ve been matched again!! We’re pursuing a private adoption through a friend of a family we know here at IHOP. The birth mother is due mid-July so we have another couple of months of waiting. Waiting is our specialty these days. :) So, if all goes well we’ll be traveling to Texas this summer to pick-up baby bobo! We’ve talked to the birth mother a couple of times and have enjoyed starting to get to know her. She’s a neat young lady and we’re so grateful she has chosen us to parent her baby. We don’t know if it’s a boy or a girl yet but should find out within the next couple of weeks. Of course, we’ll keep you posted!

I’m sure some of you are wondering about the birth mother from our previous situation. We don’t know much about how she is doing except that she had her baby this past week. We are still praying for her and her baby and would love it if you said a little prayer for her too :)