Saturday, September 7, 2013

We have a YES!

Last week, we were approved to be adoptive candidates! YES! YES! to our dossier!

We are now awaiting travel dates to go and get our sweet boy!

Our son's birthday is this month. He has spent 10 birthdays without a family. And we really thought we would be traveling around his birthday, but we will not be there in time. So we are sending some money to a dear friend in Ukraine who will help facilitate a birthday party for our boy and the kids at 50! We are so so excited to see pictures and know that he, and the kids, thoroughly enjoyed their day!

We are getting near the end. And we have been battling at every turn. God is faithful to us. He is. Battling is never fun. But God has been teaching me that being thankful, and praising in the midst, is what faith is about. Doing exactly opposite of what I FEEL like doing. Because what I feel like doing (and do often) is complain.

"Jesus, this isn't the right time at ALL to be battling" or "Lord, Im doing something for YOU, so clearly I need to be perfectly happy and not struggling with anything, right?"

But it seems God is working with me, in some of the hardest moments in my life, and He is still walking with me through it, only and completely by His grace.

Our finances to travel are slowly but surely coming. Every donation has been a miracle. We are not there yet, but this is one area I am really standing on the fact that He will provide! There are so many testimonies of His faithfulness to the orphan, that I know He will not stop with our son's ransom.

He will do it, because He loves us, and He loves our boy. Just like He will ransom me from my battles, because He loves me, and He has promised me complete victory.

:) Monica

He ransoms me unharmed from the battle waged against me, even though many oppose me. Psalms 55:18


Sunday, August 4, 2013

Dossier Submitted!

Hi friends!

Our dossier was submitted a week ago! We are so excited! We are headed to adopt this little boy very soon!




The closer we get to him, the more our hearts are really starting to feel this. God is allowing us to be the parents of a beautiful, handsome, sweet 10 year old. No matter what the future holds, God knows. He has already put in our path some of the most wonderful adoptive families who will help us transition "Nevada" home! Yes, in case you are wondering, the Brooksville families REALLY ROCK!:)

We are planning now for in-country fees! If you would like to help, it would be such a blessing!

Visit our Reece's Rainbow family page here to find out more and to see our fundraising progress!


Thank you all! So EXCITED to see what God is doing on behalf of our son!

Resting in God's timing and favor through it all,

Monica:)

Friday, July 12, 2013

Being Submitted (and a new pic of our boy!)

Hi friends!

( You gotta love the pink shorts!:)

We just found out today our paperwork should be submitted July 25th!!! Less than 2 weeks!

Our dossier got to U a few weeks ago, but we had to resend our background clearances, so now everything is there and ready to go. Excited for the Lord's timing in it all. He is Sovereign!

This means we have about 10 weeks or so to be fully funded. We know God will do it. He will! If you would like to be a part of it, you can go here to donate to Nikita coming home!


Visit our Reece's Rainbow family page here to find out more and to see our fundraising progress!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

USCIS APPROVED!

We got our approval yesterday from USCIS! Our dossier is complete, and we are planning to make our

way to Tallahassee to get our paperwork apostilled either tomorrow or Thursday! Cannot believe we

are here!!! Adding the newest pic we have received of Nevada just last week! We still have a long

way to go financially, but as we have walked, God has provided for every step when we needed it.

Trusting! Thank you for following our journey!!!

Sincerely,

Monica:)




Nikita

Friday, May 24, 2013

Be patient with me as I attempt this blog world!:) I have NEVER EVER liked computers, but I have been feeling inclined to write lately. This time in my life has so many opportunities for God to be God! And I am very excited to watch him do it! Thank you for being on this journey with our family!

I am anticipating an adventure with Jesus!

With love,
Monica:)

Visit our Reece's Rainbow family page here to find out more and to see our fundraising progress!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

So it is official! We are moving forward in the journey to bring our little guy home. It is so surreal, and at times I still cannot believe it! So thankful we will have such an amazing community of adoptive parents to come home to.



Over and over these past few weeks God has been reminding me to stay in tune with Him. Knowing that as I stay in His presence, I stay in His peace, love, joy, and abundance. Jesus, as we walk forward in this adoption journey, we want more and more and more of You! You are worth it all! Keep preparing our hearts as we move forward, Jesus. Like only you can do! We love you!

Visit our Reece's Rainbow family page here to find out more and to see our fundraising progress!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

He is Faithful

So many questions as we move forward in this adoption process. But really, so many questions as we move forward in this life process. It is such a journey. I find myself being molded more in His likeness as God continues to mold and shape me. Im happy that I look more like Him. The tough times have been just that-very tough. But He really has never let me fall. Even when I thought I was falling, I believe I was in His hands the whole time. He is faithful:)

God has really been encouraging us this week. That He hears us, that He LOVES us, that He is happy with us. I have been journaling to remember all of it. I was listening to a sermon from Bill Johnson today about standing in the revelation that God has given you, because that is what is real. The authority is in that, because God spoke that over you. He even talked about praising God like He has already done that very thing, even if it is still to come. Because it Will come! God is not a liar. He is the truth. Thank you Father:)

Visit our Reece's Rainbow family page here to find out more and to see our fundraising progress!