Tuesday, May 19, 2015


Today is a hard day. This whole past week has actually been rough, but today especially. Bradley is ten months old today. That is ten months of his sweet life that we will never get back. Ten months that he has spent away from his family.

We have been his parents for six of those ten months, and sometimes (like today) it feels like we will always be parenting from afar.

Right now, we are waiting for an approval letter from MOWCYA (the branch of Ethiopia's federal government that deals with adoption/orphan care). Once we receive this letter, we will be issued a travel date four our court appearance. So much of my heart is so heavy and frustrated with all of this. We just want to be with our son, and while we are so close, it feels so far away.

I know I have been doing this a lot lately, but I am going to ask you to pray for us and for our son again. And I am going to ask you to pray for us today.

-Please pray that we will receive our MOWCYA today and our travel approval by the end of the week.

-Please pray that we travel in mid June so that Bradley can be home by his first birthday, in two months.

This is a big prayer. It is a bold one. But God is big and He asks us to bring Him our bold requests. So I am asking you to join with us in praying today, the day that our son turns ten months old, that he will be with his family soon.


1 comment:

  1. Baylor, I am in agreement with these prayers. My bro was really encouraged Josh and I this weekend to pray BIG! He reminded us that the chariots of God are thousands upon thousands and we can pray for God to use them in our favor. So, I was reading Psalms 68 that mentions this. Verse 28 says "Summon your might, O God; show your strength, O God, as you have done for us before." Lord, show your power to us in this matter. Provide the letter today.


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