It’s been a while since we posted regularly on here, but we wanted to tell you guys about some big changes. Both of our families started foster care this summer! We wanted to update you with where our families are in the process so you can be praying for us as we begin this journey.
Let’s start by explaining why we feel called to foster care. We’ve always had a heart for serving, and what better way to love your neighbor than to provide a safe home for a child in need? We both feel we have a safe & loving home to offer (though maybe a little crazy sometimes!) and more room in our hearts and homes, so we wanted to get involved.
Over the last few months, Steve & I have been talking and reading a lot about the past century of African American history, lingering racial injustice & structural inequality, and the church’s role in racial reconciliation.
We’ve talked extensively together and we’ve talked with a few people in our church about how we can better address racial reconciliation in our congregation. Then, a few weeks ago, Steve & I got to attend the Stronger Together 2017 Justice Conference here in Oklahoma City.
I was going to write a post about something completely different today, but then the mail came this morning. Nike barked at the mean man for daring to deliver a package, and I went out in my pajamas (yes, it was 10:30, and I was still pajama-clad) and pulled the package inside. I eagerly opened it – getting mail is always exciting!
A few years back, my friend Sarah Jo posted about a tradition that she and her husband have for Valentine’s Day. Every year, she buys him a children’s book and embellishes it and writes notes in it and gives it to her husband as a sort of love letter.
If you follow me on Instagram, you know that we took a trip last week. We went with another couple (who is also expecting a baby soon) to Chicago as a joint babymoon.
I can’t believe the new year is almost here again. Life has changed a lot since the start of 2016:
– Went through the first embryo transfer & miscarriage
– Hunted for a new job for Steve & moved to Yukon when he was hired as a youth pastor
– Went through the second embryo transfer & stayed pregnant
Steve & I came back from Thanksgiving break on Sunday night both feeling sick, but we were so excited because this Wednesday was our ultrasound, and we were eager to find out our little one’s gender. We were both going to be so excited for a boy or a girl!
When we got to our appointment, I lay down on the ultrasound table and as soon as the exam started, we both saw it – TWO heads!
It’s been a while since I’ve posted an update, but I certainly have some news:
Our second embryo transfer was successful, and we’re expecting a little Kieklak to arrive around May the Fourth!
Big news: the Kieklaks have moved to Oklahoma!