Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Meet the Stoves Family

This video is an introduction to our family and our response to God calling us to adoption.

Thanks for watching!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Bring Eliana Home - Scentsy Party!

We are having an online "Bring Eliana Home" Scentsy Party!

It's called "Bring Eliana Home," because my sweet friend and Scentsy consultant, Jennie is donating her commission to our adoption fund!  Thank you, Jennie!

Please shop now through the end of January, and help us bring our precious daughter home.

Click on the link below to shop the party from now until the end of January!

If you prefer to shop through a catalog instead of online, or if you would like to check out the scent samples, just let me know.  I can get those things to you (locally).

Thank you!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

God has blessed us!

I am proud to announce, we have found our Eliana!  

We are so excited to introduce you to our daughter.   We anticipate being able to travel to bring her home this spring!  She will be just under 2 years old at that time.  Thank you all for praying for our family during this journey of ups and downs.  God is so good, and He has been faithful to lead us.  All praise and glory to Him!!!

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”  Jeremiah 29:11

Monday, January 7, 2013


"Give glory to the Lord, the God of Israel, and honor Him."  Joshua 7:19

Today I am basking in the feeling of contentment!  My background music for the day is the giggles and playful words of my two amazing little boys.  And I delight in knowing that soon the giggles and words of a little girl will join the chorus.  I am feeling blessed!  I am feeling an excitement, and a joy because God has set us on this journey of parenthood.

However, the Holy Spirit reminds me that it is NOT about feelings.  Feelings are fleeting.  Moods quickly change.  Tempers flare.  I am human.  I am imperfect.

What it IS about, is OBEDIENCE!  Obedience while walking the path that God has laid out for me, relying on His strength to get me through my human weaknesses, and ultimately, bringing glory to HIS GREAT NAME!

God is so good, and He deserves ALL of our praise!  In the good times and in the bad times.  Thank you God for being a loving father!

May my actions today be glorifying to Him!