Daily Bilble Verse

Friday, February 11, 2011

Waiting To Exhale!

We are 4 weeks out from our court date and waiting to hear if the judge will require us to travel to Taiwan to meet Jakeb in person before she makes her final decree.   I was reluctant to post this because I don’t want to cause alarm to other families who are in the adoption process.  All cases are different and apparently the judge that is handling Jakeb’s case has this view point.  Holly and Trena are doing all that they can to convince the judge that we know who we are adopting and will not change our minds about Jakeb when we get to Taiwan.  ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!  We LOVE Jakeb and NOTHING could ever change our minds about him.   If only the judge could see inside of our hearts, she would see that we have so much love and honor for this sweet boy!  As a matter of fact we are so grateful that God gave us Jakeb because we know without a doubt that this is the special blessing that He had planned for our family all along.  Jeremiah 1:5 "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations."  Originally we thought we wanted to have another daughter and pursued our desire BUT God had another plan for us and that was Jakeb.  The thought that we almost missed him because of our own selfish wants scares us so much but we are comforted that God would intervene because He wants to give us His best blessing as long as we listen and follow His plan for our lives and not our own.  Psalm 37:4Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.”  Please pray the judge will rule in our favor and know in her heart that Jakeb is loved beyond measure and will grow up and do great and mighty things for the Lord!  We know that God is in control and already knows the outcome.  We just have to be patient and trust Him.  That’s what He wants from us is to solely depend on Him.  Proverbs 3:5 “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.”

Here are some pictures of our sweet Jakeb!  Isn't he just adorable?!  He stayed with a sweet family during the Chinese New Year and received lots of love and snuggle time.  We are so appreciative of this family for loving our boy!  
You are so handsome and we love you so much and can't wait to hold you in our arms! 

You have such a sweet face and we can't wait to kiss those chubby cheeks!

God has a great plan for your life!  He loves you Jakeb and so do we!

You are so perfect!  You are our dream come true!

Daddy, Mommy, Myellie and Karlie


  1. Joyce,

    What a beautiful baby he is!!!! God does have big plans for him and I cannot wait to see you cover him in kisses:-) Praying that God will touch this judge's heart so you can bring Jakeb home very soon!!!

  2. He is most handsome. I can't wait to meet him. Maybe if the judge requires that you travel to be met, then he will issue the court decrees on the spot and things will be pushed faster and then you can bring your sweet baby home without having to make two trips. Love,

  3. He is so handsome! We are just starting out our adoption journey and are strongly considering using His Hands. We will be praying for you that this stubborn judge's heart will melt!

    Much love,
    Future Mama

  4. What a sweet boy! Praying that everything goes smooth! You need him in your arms!
    The Martwick's

  5. Jakeb is SO precious!! Praying for your family in these final weeks before you get to love on him in person!!:)