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These are the days of faith

Check out Tara’s adoption blog  {click}

Here they are.  Dave, Tara, and Hunter Magoo.  They are waiting to be chosen, so they can choose.  They are preparing for the baby they cannot see…yet.

“…faith… is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living. It’s our handle on what we can’t see. Hebrews 11.1,2 The Message

Even though the years of trying take their toll, hope is renewed again and again.  Adoption becomes possibility.  A great organization takes them through the paces and excitement rises.  “The book” gets finished and delivered, a printed peek into their lives and a birth-mommy can acquaint herself with a possible family for her baby.  And we wait.

Meanwhile, DP shares vision about Heaven Fest and adoption is part of the whole this year and he shocks us with the astounding statistic that if just 7% of Christians worldwide would adopt, there would be no more orphans.

But we continue to wait.

And somewhere, a baby is being knit together in her mommy’s womb and she’ll need a home and family and God is preparing this one for her.

And we are not diminished in the waiting.  We are not less anxious for the bebe to arrive, but rather enlarged with expectancy and anticipation.  Oh yes, we are.

Romans 8:22-25

“All around us we observe a pregnant creation. The difficult times of pain throughout the world are simply birth pangs. But it’s not only around us; it’s within us. The Spirit of God is arousing us within. We’re also feeling the birth pangs. These sterile and barren bodies of ours are yearning for full deliverance. That is why waiting does not diminish us, any more than waiting diminishes a pregnant mother. We are enlarged in the waiting. We, of course, don’t see what is enlarging us. But the longer we wait, the larger we become, and the more joyful our expectancy.”

The longer we wait…the more joyful our expectancy!

Grandbebe #7

Dave and Tara and Hunter are seriously at work in the adoption process, which you can read all about here:

This is my little Hunter-Magoo :: future big brother http://powersadoptionstory.blogspot.com/

Then, Ellie…

Our very seriously creative and talented, colorful and multi-faceted photographer and graphic-designer friend, offers to help the {very expensive} adoption process along.

Ellie is proprietor of 2 super-cool businesses, one being her photography (www.lilacphotography.com) and the other, specialing in unique, personalized photo cards and announcements (www.photocardchef.com). You can read all the details here , but basically, Ellie will donate $100 off any Lilac Photography photo session and/or 20% off any orders with Photo Card Chef.  Mention Tara’s blog to get the discounts.  Check out Ellie’s work.  It is really good!




We cannot wait to get our grandbebe #7!

I Choose You

Adoption means you grew in your mommy’s heart instead of her tummy.”  Author: Unknown

The Powers Family Journey

Dave and Tara got married in September of 2003.  They were going to wait 5 years or so to have a baby because of all the traveling and plans they had.  But **sUrpRisE!** They got pregnant 5 months later with Hunter Magoo.  He was born 3 weeks early in October of 2004.  And a joy he is!

When he was 2 1/2 or 3, they started thinking about adding to their family.  As time went along, their curiosity was picqued about the hold up.  Getting pregnant the first time had been a breeze.  A physical exam did reveal a serious condition for which Tara went through surgery.  We thank God it went well and she was whole again – pregnancy would soon follow, we felt certain.

But this is God’s story and we cannot wait to read the next chapter!

Dave and Tara and Hunter have decided to choose the next baby or small child.  They have started their plans, filling out papers, having the home study, all the things needed to prepare for a new member of the family.

We are so excited.

This amazingly loving family

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a little one God is preparing for them =


My 7th grandbebe is on the way!

Keep up with the process on Tara’s new pictorial blog :: http://powersadoptionstory.blogspot.com/