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We are Stuart and Jessie - a couple imperfectly pursuing God's will for our family, which so far has included having and loving 3 children, getting debt free, and now pursuing an international adoption.
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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Where we're at now...

I gave you fair warning that it could take a month to update my blog again.  Now that I'm WAY overdue, here is a quick update:

About a month ago, the back portion of our house flooded.  This required lots of remediation that took nearly four weeks to finish.  We're almost done with our home study, minus a handful of paperwork and our social worker visits, but with half of our house out of commission we couldn't do the visits.  We also went through some rather big business changes, put on a bridal shower, taught Sunday school for the month, and went camping.  We were busy.

Now, with all that out of the way, we've fully resumed the adoption process and met with our social worker yesterday.  That meeting went great and we scheduled the rest of our visits.  I'm optimistic that our home study will be finished in early July.

On another note, my friend Michelle has come up with a fantastic awareness fundraiser that we'll be getting off the ground really soon.  Uganda is known as the "Pearl of Africa" because of its beauty, so we'll be selling these freshwater pearl bracelets for $10 a piece.  All of the proceeds will benefit our adoption.  Once our adoption is fully funded, we will continue to sell them to support other Ugandan adoptions.  The bracelets are an excellent way to be visually reminded to pray for the orphans in Uganda and (hopefully) to keep our own adoption in your prayers.  Let me know if you're interested in purchasing one (or more..)!

Last of all, I want to thank everyone who continues to ask how we're doing and who supports us in our process.  Adoptions can take a really long time, especially since you can't stop the rest of your life to focus on it.  We have been really encouraged through conversations we've had, prayers, encouragement, and a few generous gifts.  A very big thank you to all who have provided that support.

love, jessie


  1. Beautiful idea! I love it! Can I post about it on my blog?