Our Story

Our Story
We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life. But those who make their journey home across time and miles, growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them, are carried on the wings of destiny and placed among us by God's very own hands.
~ Kristi Larson ~

Not flesh of my flesh, Nor bone of my bone, But still miraculously my own. Never forget for a single minute, You didn't grow under my heart - but in it!
~ Fleur Conkling Heylinger ~
Adoption is not the call to have the perfect, rosy family. It is the CALL to Give LOVE, MERCY, and PATIENCE.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Coming HOME!!!

It has been just over five months since we first saw their faces....and two and a half months since we found out they would be ours!  After many tears and prayers and filling out and redoing paperwork....we got word today that our paperwork is complete and we have approval to bring the newest Krohn kids HOME!!!

There have been highs and lows on this roller coaster called adoption - - and we don't even have them home yet.  There were times where things looked like they were just wrapping up - to turn around and seem like it was all falling apart.  Through it all, this last week I hit a place of peace and surrender.  I knew that my worry and attempts to control everything were doing no good.  I fully surrendered our process and our family and our future to God and knew that however He worked it out that I would trust Him and know it was best.  I have started each morning praying that I would be here and present and that I would be a blessing to the children that were placed in my path - - the children in my home and the children in my classroom.  The weeks prior to that I was stressed and didn't want to be at work - - it made me mad that I was teaching the plans that I had made for a sub to teach to my class while I was supposed to be on leave.  The delays made me stressed and worried that it would all fall apart - - and at times it seemed like it would. But this week God met me - - there in the cry of my heart to trust Him - He met me - - in the songs he would stick in my head in the mornings about peace and joy - He met me.  I've had more peace this week than I have had in months and I'm so thankful that He brought me to this place.  I know many of you were praying for us and I was definitely feeling it this week.

We are all excited to finally be bringing the kids home.  We both have work obligations that we need to see to next week, so we will be traveling to get the kids NEXT weekend.  It falls at the start of Spring Break for all the kids so it will be a nice time to all be together for the week before school picks back up.  Please know that with all of the excitement there will be a lot of transition happening and we envy your continued prayers.  Our children have been blessed to have some consistency in their life while in foster care which is such a blessing - - but will make the transition to our home difficult as they will be grieving the relationships that they will be losing by coming into our home.  We will still be keeping in touch with some of those people and know that they will always have a place in their lives - - but it will not be the same and will be a hard transition for our new young ones. 

We are once again meshing and melding into a new family dynamic.  There will be seven little ones in our home getting used to each other and we will be working to find our new normal.  Please be patient with us - - we may hole up for a while - - we may decline coming to events - - we may not want people over to the house.  When we do make appearances out in public - please respect our space and decisions with our kids.  Please don't hug on them or offer them things without asking. We are working at having them bond and attach to us and it gets confusing and has added stress when out in public.  Please don't tell them how lucky they are to have us or how blessed we must be - - they have lost a lot in their little lives to be in the situation that they are joining our family and it is not to be taken lightly.  Please honor and respect the time that we feel we need to give to our kids - - but please DON'T DISAPPEAR!!  Please still pray for us - please text or message words of encouragement - please check in and see how we are doing - please offer to help out with the other kids in the house.  We love you all and appreciate the support and encouragement that you guys have shown our family as God has grown our family into what it has now become.  We definitely could not have done it without all of your prayers and support.

As excited as we are that the paperwork is finally done and we are finally getting to bring these precious kiddos home - - the real adventure is just beginning.  The next weeks and months will be hard.  There will be tears and hard times...but there will be joy and laughter too!  Through it all we will continue to lean on God and trust His plan for our family.  We will continue to give God the glory because without Him we would be nothing.


1 comment:

  1. God seems to work best at our point of surrender.Prayers of peace and guidance during these time of transition. Terry