I think this blogland is pretty amazing, and pretty crazy how it connects people. I’ve loved getting to connect with adoptive moms through the years on this space, and Shawna is one of them! Honestly, I don’t even remember now how we met? I think it was an email exchange over a few months. But I do remember sitting down to watch this video [below] and crying. thanking God for his faithfulness for this family to say YES to His call on them to adopt. They have 3 boys – and are now in the process of adopting their girlS, sweet Lulah + Jovia, from Uganda! I asked Shawna here to share a little bit about their family and how YOU can get involved in helping them bring her home! They are doing a Lilliesofthefield insta sale Tuesday, are the Give1Save1 family of the week – both ministries I love and support!!
meet this sweet family!
Hi! I’m Shawna and it’s so nice to meet you. My husband Jonathan and I met at summer camp when we were 13. It took him ten years to convince me that he actually was the man of my dreams- and fifteen years later, here we are, more in love with each other and with Jesus than ever. We have three adorable boys, Silas (11), Eli and Cooper (both 8) who have brought so much light into our life (and made things a little bit louder). Two years ago we felt God was calling us to adopt, so we began our adoption journey with no idea where He would lead us and all the ways He would show Himself faithful. Seriously, NO IDEA. What started out on a journey to adopt one child under age 2 from Madagascar, has now turned into us adopting two girls, Lulah (4) and Jovia (5) from Uganda. And the details of how we got from Madagascar to Uganda will give you chills. God has certainly been the One who’s been writing this story and we have been in awe of how He has so obviously been working out every detail. We are incredibly blessed to be the ones who have witnessed this crazy adventure and we can’t wait to see all that we know He still has in store for us as we work to bring our girls home. We would absolutely love for you to join us in this story that He is writing and share it with others. We promise that you will be encouraged by what HE is doing!!
oh, and she is the sweetest. she sent me this in the mail last week — did she know it was my all time favorite scripture ever? Such a reminder that God is ABLE! Let that sink in your spirit today. He is able. He just choses to use US.
watch their video