Just letting everyone know. Due to circumstances beyond our control, our Adoption has failed. I may one day decide to publicly go into the circumstances more deeply, but for now, the main reasoning is that Ana is not actually available for adoption. The ugly side of international adoption (and adoption in general) is that truths and transparency are hard to come by. Weaving of fabricated tales, be[...]

Ug, sorry!

 
 
 
 
 
Our time has been constrained lately. With everything we have going on this season, I just have not been able to find the time to sit and write a blog, e-mail, and keep up with all that's happening. I would love to have been able to keep this space updated with every little detail, but simply cannot get to it. I feel so bad about it. Some days, I wish I just had a few more hours in my day . I k[...]
 
 
 
 
 
 
This is a shout out to particularly Beth over at Give1Save1 who was very informative and helpful in preparing for our featured week on her blog Give1Save1.com, and also to all those who follow the blog and all who shared the video!  God is so good to knit his people together in love and community, and we have felt that more than ever in the last week!  We just wanted to say thank you! http://vi[...]

Day FIVE

 
 
 
 
 
THERE ARE TWO DAYS LEFT OF OUR VIDEO ON THE BLOG AS THE FEATURED FAMILY.  PLEASE SHARE IT WITH OTHERS THIS WEEKEND, AS SOME MAY HAVE MISSED IT DURING WORK THIS WEEK.  WE FEEL SO BLESSED TO BE SUPPORTED BY YOU IN PRAYERS, AND SHARES.  IT WOULD BE FANTASTIC TO MEET OUR NEW GOAL OF $15,000 WITH ANOTHER $900 BY SUNDAY!!! SO, AMAZING!! SO WONDERFUL! !  SO MAGNIFICENT IS OUR GOD WHO BLESSES US SO, S[...]
 
 
 
 
 
Ana's Adoption Financials It seems that everyone who adopts, whether internationally or domestically is plagued with varying information, duplicate fees, and the challenge of accurately determining expenses for the process to be completed.  We've moved very fast in the process and made quick decisions too, which further exasperates that.  But in a call to be good stewards, also with the money tha[...]
 
 
 
 
 
You've shown us how God does big things with so little. Three days ago, we started asking for $1... JUST ONE DOLLAR. And now He has multiplied that again, and again, and again, and again. We are getting so close to our give1save1.com fundraising goal and having our agency costs covered! We are so blessed by your generousity.... SO BLESSED! TOGETHER, WE  ARE  GOING  TO  BRING  ANA HOME!

Day TWO

 
 
 
 
 
Yesterday, we were FLOORED. Today, we feel SMALL.   Because GOD is so BIG. I [M] got home at a normal time yesterday from work and found the house quiet and not in a state of disarray (which has been the new normal), and was greeted with a smile and a kiss.  Good start of the end of the day! The girls had cleaned up their rooms and toys and books and schoolwork and were being rewarded [...]

Day ONE

 
 
 
 
 
Today, Tuesday morning, Matt's alarm went off at 5:45. His phone was across the room, plugged in to charge overnight after we returned home super late last night and crashed. I stumble across the end of our bed, bumping over a disturbed-and-now-cranky cat curled into a ball on one corner, and hit snooze. Matt has guys to meet at 6:30; I have kids to get to school in 2 hours. Coming off a 4 day wee[...]
 
 
 
 
 
http://vimeo.com/52052365 A Heart for Ana :: the Grummer Family's Story Check out our video! Our dear friends, Blake & Janelle of J+B Video made this for us on one sunny afternoon at Discovery Park. We had so much fun with them!! (And finally found a use for all the polaroids I take)
 
 
 
 
 
We know deeply in our hearts our family is called to adopt Ana as our daughter. But we cannot do it alone. I know many of you have been asking how you can give monetarily to our adoption efforts. Today, Ana's FIG Fund is officially live! We have stepped out in faith, believing that God will fulfill his great and precious promises for this little girl. We’re opening our hearts and family to her.[...]