We are SO grateful for the love & support you have shown and for being SO very generous in your encouragement and prayers! If you are able, and feel led to do so, we still need funds for our travel expenses. If you have any questions, feel free to email us at adoptshoppe@gmail.com We LOVE sharing our story! We are SO thankful for you!!!

Sunday, December 27, 2009


Be assured that if God makes you wait longer than you wish, it is only to make the blessing all the more precious.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Ode to My Sewing Machine

Oh, my fine and faithful friend,

After nine years, it must end.

I’ve kept you busy with many projects,

And never once did you object.

Actually, there was a time a couple months ago,

When an O-Ring you did blow.

And there were some times when with incorrect tension,

You’d do your best to thwart my mission.

But, all in all, you’ve been the best,

I would not accept any less!

And so, my faithful Singer,

I’m glad you did not linger.

I’ve had to replace you with another.

Never fear--it’s not a Brother!!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

What a day!

So today (well, technically yesterday), my Granddad passed away. He's been fighting a long, courageous battle with cancer for many years. Today, it finally ended. I have been very blessed to have all 4 of my grandparents living up until now. Please pray for my Grandmother. My grandparents were married for many, many years and this will be very difficult for her.

On more of a positive note, there's a baby in Kaohsiung, Taiwan being born into this world as I type. As one life is gone from this world, another enters it. Maybe this is the baby that God has picked out for Kalina? Please pray for this birth mother as she makes very difficult decisions in the next few days.


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Friday, September 11, 2009


Still waiting, but I feel SURE we'll be getting our referral ANY day now!!!