The road you must take is not an easy one, but the Treasure is worth it!
God is the one who saves me. I trust him. I am not afraid. Isaiah 12:2

The Rein Family

Friday, May 27, 2011

All grown up!!

I can't believe how fast this school year has passed...I have a 1st grader!!! Mason had his last day of Kindergarten today. What a wonderful year :) TFA was a perfect fit for our family and we feel so blessed Mason was able to attend school there this year. His classmates voted him Best Boy Athlete at the awards ceremony today. We are so proud of our sweet boy!!!!!! Thank you Lord
"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith."
2 Timothy 4:7

Monday, May 9, 2011

Let the paperwork begin!

Our sweet friends (Armstrongs and Irvins) have really helped us get a head start on all of the paperwork to start the adoption. I scheduled our home study today and have ordered birth and marriage certificates. I love to do lists and accomplishing tasks so bring it on!!! I can't begin to express how excited I am about having another child!!! I feel the excitement of pregnancy but without all of the physical yuckiness :) I would write more but I have lots to do!!!!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Exciting News

Over the past couple of years Clay and I have talked about adopting a child but that is all it really was, talk. We have friends and family that have gone through this process and we were always in awe of the experience and the courage to follow God’s call. All of that talking that we did we believe was God preparing us to take the next step. We have decided that we are going to adopt a child and more than likely she will come from Ethiopia. We chose Ethiopia for multiple reasons, but the below video that is linked (from another family who adopted) will help to illustrate why. We are still not sure of the time frame but are leaning on God and His perfect timing.

Thank you for letting us share our lives with you. There are some things that are just so exciting that we cannot help but to share. Life is a great ride if you just let go and let God lead you. This is where Clay and I are right now. Please pray for our family, for the courage to see this through and to trust in God, not to lean on our own thoughts or fears, because they will surely lead us astray.