Monday, January 9, 2012

Memorial Box Monday

Before my Memorial Box story, I would like to share a link. The Linboom family is waiting to bring their two children home from Ghana, West Africa. 18 months into their process, matched with their son for over 12 months and still waiting for court. As a result, the 2011 tax refund is no longer available for them. They continue to walk this journey with complete trust in God and his provisions I would love to bless this sweet family with prayer, encouragement and support. Please click on the link below and learn about the $12 for 2012 project.

$12 for 2012

Ok, back to the Memorial Box Monday. My husbands work often takes him out of town. For weeks at a time. Sometimes for a month or two. He is an incredibly hard working man who has a wonderful problem-solving engineer brain. Sometimes there is work in our area for him and then there are times when everyone here is laying people off. As we began our adoption process, he accepted a contract out of town because it would be long term and it would provide for our adoption. He wanted to make this sacrifice to bring our children home.

Then, this past summer, we decided that he needed to come home. We needed each other and the daily relationship that only happens when you live under the same roof. But there weren't any contracts popping up locally. We prayed about it and asked God to make a clear path for us. We were both exhausted and missed each other terribly. Our children needed their Daddy home.We finally decided that we would have him come home anyway, contract or no contract. God gave us such peace about it.

Eric went and spoke with his project manager about his plans. As he was explaining how his family needs him, the manager kept smiling strangely at him. Then he said "where do you live again?". When Eric said our town, he revealed that a new project just popped up within 20 minute drive from our home and it would be 2-3 years MINIMUM!!!

So as we prepare to bring our two children home from Ghana in the next month or two, we can be sure that God has provided with a local contract that does NOT include any travel. Daddy will be home for all our children, helping with homework, hobbies, baths and bedtime prayers.

We will be placing a car into a memorial box to remind us that He has provided a job within daily driving distance. For now, the only flying we will be doing is to Ghana to get our babes!!!


  1. Wonderful news and God's perfect timing! Great MBM story....God bless your family as it grows.

  2. Love, love, love this! :) Abba is SO faithful.

  3. Reading the MBM posts from Linny's blog and this is such an awesome story! What a great item to put in the box for the memory as well. :) I know all about "daddy not being home" and the importance of returning home. Awesome that God allowed daddy to come home. God Bless.

  4. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    God is providing for you in amazing ways! Couldn't be happier for you all unless this post said your babies were FINALLY coming HOME! :)

    But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. ~Matthew 6:33-34