We’ve finally completed our home study! We had all the paperwork done by the end of February, but it took a while for us to find time to fit in all the reading & online education stuff. But now we’re through, with an approved home study.
You might remember my limited success (i.e. compete failure) with gardening last year. That was partly due to my own laziness and partly to a severe lack of planning. It was essentially an afterthought one weekend in May.
If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram or happened to catch my last post, you probably know that my Grandmother Dorothy (my dad’s mom) died earlier this month, on April 8th.
I remember my Grandmother as steady, kind, loving, spunky, and enduringly strong in her faith.
Hello, dear readers! Sorry I’ve been pretty MIA this month, but this spring has been a doozie. I’ve travelled a lot (you might have heard that my sweet Grandmother Dorothy passed away a few weeks ago), and I’ve been working hard on that list of goals for 2015.
I finally have my garden up and running, so you can expect a post on that soon, as well as some reviews of my favorite books I’ve read so far this year.
But for now – a kitchen makeover!
Some of the goals that I set for myself are one-time things that haven’t happened yet (mostly because of the weather), so I’ll just update you on my five biggest goals – the one bite at a time kind.
UPDATE: Our fundraiser is closed – thanks for your support!
Adoption isn’t easy.
For us, adopting isn’t just about adding children to our family. We believe that God calls us to care for orphans (Isaiah 1:17, James 1:27), and we believe that these easily overlooked embryonic orphans are made in the image of God (Genesis 1:27, Psalm 139:13-16).
Since Embryo Adoption isn’t very common, I thought I’d outline the general process for you guys. Our adoption agency, Nightlight, also does domestic and international adoptions. There aren’t a lot of laws regarding embryo adoptions, so they try to keep the embryo adoption process as close to a regular adoption as possible. The home study, education requirements, and matching process are all very similar to any other domestic adoption.
Since I didn’t design a Christmas card this year, I was feeling the need to design something. Here’s an infographic look at what 2014 was like for the Kieklaks!