"To bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair." Isaiah 61:3

The Burckhard Family

The Burckhard Family

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

We're on Our Way.....

Whew...the last few days have been busy with adoption stuff! Just this afternoon, we met with our Social Worker from Catholic Charities to begin the home study update. (Hi Lisa!) So, we are officially on our way....

How did we come to commit to precious Nathan? Well, this adoption journey started last spring when we fell in love with this little boy. We asked about Nathan, but knew it wasn't the right time to start. We both prayed that if he was meant to be in our family, then God would pave the way.

Then we found out that a family had committed to adopting him. We were a little sad for us, but so happy that Nathan had a forever family! I would continue to look at his little face on Reece's Rainbow over the last few months and pray for a safe journey home.

Fast forward to three weeks ago....Kevin and I were beginning to sense that God was calling us to adopt again. We were seriously considering another child, but did not have a sense of peace about it because their personality sounded too similar to Grace's--we knew that it would not be the best fit for the child and our family. While we were wrestling with the decision, we found out that little Nathan's family had to release him due to personal reasons. We took this as a sign from God and committed to him right away.

So, as we prayed last spring, God did intend for us to bring Nathan home to our family! It just wasn't the right time and now it is!!!!

God is good....all the time!


  1. SO EXCITED FOR YOU! wow... amazing how God has MULTIPLIED your family... thank you for being used by God to give these children an incredible home! blessings!

  2. I can hardly wait for you to bring Nathan home! He has an incredible story, and so many people have worked hard to help him find you...his forever family. God is SO GOOD!

  3. I love your family...such a sweet spirit and love...my God bless your efforts and for little Nathan...I will be reading and loving him too.
    nancy b