henryo51-2.jpg  So, I am not even sure exactly what to write because this announcement is the cummulation of many weeks of deep conversations, much prayer and a lot of processing… I will share the entire story (with all the details you could possibly want!) in a future post.  So check back again soon! But for now…

…we are happy to announce that we are officially in the process of adopting little Henry Otoo.  He has been on the Acres of Hope “waiting kids” list for many months now, and we are so excited that we get to be his family!  We certainly didn’t expect to fall in love with this little boy, but God has just opened our hearts toward him in an undeniable way.   We feel so strongly that he is our son.  He is such a precious little boy!  His birthday is July 15,  so he is almost a year old.  He is pretty tiny, as he only weighs 13 lbs.  so we are really praying that the adoption is completed quickly and we will be able to bring him home soon.   We, of course, would appreciate all your prayers as well!

 On that note, a BIG thanks to everyone that I have been in contact with who have prayed for us and encouraged us as we sought the Lord over this decision.  We are so grateful for the support of friends and family … both our local ones and our “e-friends” 🙂

Here are some pictures that this proud mama-to-be can’t resist sharing!  Doesn’t he have the sweetest eyes?!?