November 5, 2011

Formal Application Accepted!

We received word yesterday that our Formal Application was accepted (yay!) by Bethany Global (that's the national office of Bethany Christian Services; the agency we are using).

I was actually a little nervous about it, not because I didn't think we filled it out well, or that we didn't give the right information, but I think I felt like if it was denied it would be like God was closing a door. Like maybe I'd misunderstood and that this really wasn't the direction He wanted us to go.

We've been so blessed in our 8 1/2 years of marriage, to have such a relatively easy life. We've had three great kids and a steady income and perfectly adequate house and are close to our extended families. God has always provided for us and protected us. Now it's like we're purposely introducing a situation into our lives where we'll just have to fully trust the Lord. And although it's just a little bit like navigating uncharted waters, I think it will be good for me. Probably, for all of us.


  1. Hey Virginia and family - so excited to see where God takes you on this new adventure! And from reading earlier blog posts...I've always wanted our family picture taken. I'll be getting in touch with Jon this Spring when Rhegan's a bit older. :)

  2. @SS Thanks Sandy! Jon would love to take pics of your beautiful family. Spring is great time for shoots in McCrory :)