It has been a while since our story has been updated so I thought it was time!
We are in the middle of our third month of being a family of five! What an amazing, challenging, beautiful time! In March we adopted our daughter, Sophia, from the Republic of Georgia. It was an amazing experience. In June of 2007 we heard of a sweet little girl and knew we were made for her. We left for the Republic of Georgia a few days before Saint Patricks day and had our adoption hearing on Saint Patricks day. We had a few bumps that led to Carissa staying in Georgia around 10 days longer than Ben (who needed to be back with our two boys). On April 5th we all finally all came home. So, now we are a family of five and it is a unique family at that!
Our boys (shane, 15 and Jesse, 10) are such great brothers! In October it will be two years that we have had them living with us. It has been quite a journey.
Every day we are more and more aware of God's goodness to us and how though we might see "disability" in others and ourselves first, God sees the person first and that is exactly what we who we want to be. We are so thankful for our children who teach us each day the truths of God.