Tuesday, January 26, 2010

big day

Several great things happened today:

1.) Andrew and I got to spend 4 hours just the two of us!

2.) We received Levi's SSN in the mail! Can file those taxes now.

3.) The USCIS cashed our check for Levi's US citizenship. Hopefully that means he's official. After returning to the SSN office to change his citizen status we will be COMPLETELY done with paperwork!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4.) We decided the next car we hope to purchase: Toyota Sienna 8 passenger- will be needing those extra seats.

5.) We are 90% sure the agency and age we will be pursuing for Naomi. See what can happen in 4 hours.

THE BEST NEWS OF ALL:

5.) Our church approved our community group to start an ABBA fund (A no-interest adoption loan program) and granted us $10,000 to get it started!


Friday, January 22, 2010

Week in pictures


Levi is finally loving to cuddle.

Watch out... Levi is officially walking!


Sometimes it is like this:


But mostly like this:





Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Captivated

referral picture march 19,2009



When we first started our adoption of Levi I thought we will adopt him and be done. 3 kids seemed like "a lot" and "good enough". James 1:27- check! Then about half way through we both felt God telling us we would bring home a daughter some day (in addition to Levi). Really 4 kids? In our "little" 3 bedroom 1 bath house. So fast forward about a year. Levi had been home 6 months and Andrew and I are moving forward to raise funds for Naomi...details to be disclosed when final decisions are made. We are praying and seeking God's wisdom in all of this.
In our hearts something much bigger is happening. We have BOTH been completely captivated by God's calling on our lives to father(and mother) the fatherless. I have told people we will stop after Naomi. 4 sounds good. Not sure we can afford any more. Already living in organized chaos. But will we really be able to stop. NO.
Maybe we will be THAT family who ends up adopting 6+ kids. Maybe we will fundraise for other families hoping to adopt. Maybe we will move to Africa. I really do not know what God holds for us but I do know
We say: "YES"
God, if you ask we will obey. We will love and protect your children. We will defend and fight for orphans.

Living in God's calling is the BEST!! Nothing is sweeter. Nothing gives more joy!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Happy BIRTHday Levi!


Thank you Mama T for laboring and bringing Levi into this world. Thank you for carrying him in these arms to my mine. I pray that your arms, now empty, would be filled with joy of knowing my love for our son.

LABOR OF MY HEART

I would have given anything
to be the one to know
the pain of bringing you into this world
but it
couldn’t be…

Though I did not bring you here
still I labored in my tears
through the long nights I prayed
you would come to me…

You are the labor of my heart Child,
you are the labor of my heart
with all my strength I prayed
till they laid you in my arms Child,
you are the labor of my heart…

Blessed be the maker
of bone of other bone.
He make flesh of my desire
and today I take you home…

You are the labor of my heart Child,
you are the labor of my heart
with all my strength I prayed
till they laid you in my arms Child,
you are the labor of my heart Child,
you are the labor of my heart…

--Author Unknown


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

left over Christmas cards?


We have decided to add to our family worship every day with prayer for other families. We collected all our Christmas cards and put them all together. The kids get to pick a family to pray for during our time. Today they picked Todd, Christine and Emily. Little Emily had surgery this week for a finger- door mishap.

If you have left over cards and want the Weiseths to be praying for you during 2010, please send us a photo or photo card to :
WineStyles- Andrew Weiseth
2283 Bothell Everett Hwy
Bothell, WA 98024

If you already sent us a card, consider yourself prayer for this year. We will be looking at your sweet pictures all year long.

Also, I led the music part of family worship today. I just learned to play guitar and have "mastered" a few songs. I love to sing out to God. Thank you Andrew for teaching me to play.