Thursday, June 28, 2007


Russia!! Russian Flag!! Can you find Kemerovo???

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

7 months of waiting....and counting

Well, today marks the 7th month that our paperwork was sent over to Kemerovo. WOW, I honestly thought that at this time, we would of at least have met our baby...or even possibly have already brought him home. But that was not God's plan. Instead, I have been learning a great deal of patience and long suffering.

Through all of this I must say that God's love is holding Coby and I together and it is His strength that is giving us hope. I celebrated my 32nd birthday last Saturday and the verse that was on my daily calender said, "But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing." II Thessalonians 3:13. What an encouragement to know that what we are doing in adopting a child is a wonderful thing and I am encouraged by the Lord through His words of not being weary.

Coby and I just returned home from visiting the Bay area (San Fransisco, California) We were there for Coby's mother's 60th birthday party and meeting and visiting with family that we had not known. It was a wonderful thing and it is great to know that our baby will have more family to love him that we didn't even know until this weekend! Family from New York and Florida! It was great meeting all of you and we can't wait to share our baby with y'all.

Well, there is still no news from the "home front." But if you want to read a wonderful story and be encouraged, check out our friends blog....Jim and Adrienne....they are bringing their little baby Owen home on the 3rd and their story has been a wonderful encouragement to Coby and I!

May I encourage you all with God's words: "When I consider thy heavens, the work of they fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained: what is man, that thou are mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visited him?" Psalm 8:3-4...What a great God we serve!

Friday, June 8, 2007


This word has been ringing in my head for this past week......content. May I encourage you with Psalm 90:1-2, "LORD, You have been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, Or ever You had formed the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are GOD."

I just wanted to take a moment to encourage you all with words from our Lord. During this time of waiting, my strength has been from God and in His strength I am content. I found something yesterday that I wrote back on January 11, 2006!! (a year and a half ago) and it was a prayer asking God for guidance with adoption. I had to sit back a moment and ask myself, "We have been on this journey that long?" I didn't even realize that much time had passed. I took the moment to thank God for his grace and the fact that He took away the anxiety that comes with waiting on the unknown. Coby and I sit here today still unsure of the time that we will be waiting to see our boy. It has been hard. I have to admit, this week has really been a struggle and I found myself leaning on my own emotions of "when are we getting this child?" God says, to cry out to Him in our times of need and trials and He will give us His strength. Revelations 1: 17-18, " not be afraid; I am the First and the Last, I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen."

To be reminded that God's time is so perfect and good and not my time. Coby and I are doing more then having a child, we are saving a life. We are traveling to a foreign country and going somewhere we have never heard of because there is a child who needs a family to love him and give him a life that he would never have if he stayed where he is in Kemerovo. To be given that privilege, I can't help but to thank God. I am so unworthy, but with the help and guidance of God, I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength!

So, I am not asking for anything from any of you in this blog entery, I just want to encourage you! Whatever is going on in your life that you don't have a hold on, or your uncertain of, or is weighing you down or troubling you, turn to God. He promises us "that if You confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. " (Rom. 10:9) Then and only then can you experience true JOY and TRUE CONTENTMENT!

Monday, June 4, 2007

Our FRIENDS Received their court date.....

Maybe we will be next!!!

Thank you for all your prayers and thoughts for our friends that I blogged about the other week. They have received their court date and leave Friday and should return home July 3rd with their baby boy Owen! Praise God.

It has been 6 months and 1 week and God continues to provide just the right amount of patience. My mom just visited for a week and help put the nursery together! It looks better then I could even imagine. I just hope some of her talent will rub off on me. Thanks Mom for all your hard work and long hours! should spoil her for the day...she deserves it! Pebbles and Trot and Bambam and Ashland try to get in the nursery every time the door opens up......great....just wait till there is a baby in there! "It's a party in the Ginsberg nursery! 2 dogs, 2 cats and an infant!" Thanks again mom, you are truly God sent!

Well, no news yet. But I have really found that no news is good news. God will give us the good news when our baby is ready to come home.

We will keep you all posted!