Our Lives, His Story

About us

You want to know about us…well hopefully through this blog you can peak into our world: our hopes, our dreams, and even our struggles and grief. We are a couple of kids from Texas whom God has led to join his work in India. We have been married for a few years and look forward to the years ahead that God grants us. We have been deeply impacted from our son, Micaiah, who was born to us this past year. We are looking forward to the day when we get to see him again, but for now we hope to meet his brothers and sisters and see what God does with our family's little lives.

Latest Posts

  • Is this your first?
    “Is this your first?” I’ve been asked this question throughout my pregnancy with Ephraim. I feel kind of bad for people who ask it because they have no idea what kind of answer is coming their way. “No. No, it’s not our first,” I say, “My first son passed away last year after he was born.” Then the awkwardness sets in. It’s not an easy conversation to have and I understand why it gets a little weird sometimes after I tell people about Micaiah. But I’m ready for the question to be done with. I’m ready for Ephraim to...
    Read more
  • 17 Months
    Saturday was the 8th. It has been 17 months since we first met Micaiah. 17 months. I can’t believe it has been that long. Time is a weird thing. On one had I feel like time is really cruel because it takes me farther away from Micaiah and from the moments I had with him. On the other hand, I know that in Jesus time is a wonderful blessing because every moment brings me closer to the day when I will see my son again. I’ll see him in all the beauty and wholeness that comes with being in...
    Read more
  • Ephraim Prego Pics
    While Jordan and I were back in Texas last November, we were able to get some pregnancy pics made with our friend Cherie. Thankful to have these and hope that you enjoy them!...
    Read more
  • Adoption Update
    Jordan and I recently got some exciting news about our adoption. Our dossier has finally been finished and sent out to Lesotho! I’ll back up a little here and explain why I said Lesotho and not Ethiopia. A couple months back we got word from our adoption agency that there was another delay with Ethiopia. They had not renewed our agency’s license and without renewal we could not complete our adoption from Ethiopia. Our agency contact was not sure how long this delay could take and he encouraged us to look into switching to another country for our adoption....
    Read more
  • Name and Gender Reveal
    Jordan and I are really excited to share with you what this little bundle of joy is! We were able to find out the gender in November when we were back in the States for a wedding. We got the results in an envelope (we didn’t look at them) and kept them to reveal at our baby shower the following week. We were really blessed to be able to have family and friends around us to share in this news and also bless us with a baby shower. Our baby BOY got lots of great gifts that we were...
    Read more
  • Entering Into The Pain
    One thing I have learned through all that we have walked through with losing babies is that it is painful. Painful is actually an understatement. It is heart wrenching and sometimes debilitating. The pain affects all of your life. It can feel like a cloud that just looms over you and dulls everything you see. We naturally try to avoid pain. It is normal. Who wants to intentionally put themeselves into painful situations or go through painful things just to feel the pain? So we avoid it and even run from it at times. But when we run from...
    Read more
  • Come for Me
    [This post was written on October 4th and since then the Lord has really broken through and moved in my life. I've been so thankful to see how He has worked in my tiredness and plan to share more about it in a future post.]   So I go through phases of music. Right now I’m really liking Charlie Hall. When we first came to India it was Shane and Shane, then with losing Micaiah it was David Crowder and now it is Charlie Hall. The other day I was sharing with Jordan how I’ve been feeling and how...
    Read more
  • One Year
    Sunday we celebrated Micaiah’s one year birthday. It’s hard to believe it has been a year since we met our son. At the same time it seems so long ago. On one hand I’m happy…I’m one year closer to seeing my son again. On the other hand I hate it…I hate that it’s been so long since I’ve held him and kissed him. I fear forgetting him. If we didn’t have pictures I feel like I could forget what he looked like. Our time with him was too short but we know that God has great purposes for Micaiah...
    Read more
  • 8 Months
    And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart. -Luke 18:1 Today is Micaiah’s 8 month birthday. Eight months ago today we met our sweet son. I think about him often and still miss him so so much. It’s hard to believe it’s been 8 months now. It’s also hard to keep walking with this emptiness and deep longing for children. Yesterday I woke up and was pretty down about where we are with children. I was not doing very good and I didn’t have a very good attitude....
    Read more
  • Why we are Adopting
    God gave us a passion for adoption even before we started trying to get pregnant. We started really talking about it a couple years after we were married, while we were still living in Austin and I was finishing school. Jordan was reading a book by Russel Moore called “Adopted for Life.” This book is mainly about our spiritual adoption but also talks about their adoption process. The more we understood what adoption meant and how we are adopted into God’s family, the more we wanted to bring a child into our home through adoption. It is an amazing...
    Read more
  • Being Fathered
    I want to be Fathered. I want Him to really come and show me what it’s like to be fathered in all His goodness and perfection. I want to be free to really receive all that He is as my Father. My own appetites and desires are a hinderance to truly experiencing His satisfying Fathership in my life. I’m so tired of trying to find satisfaction in the things of this world. I long to be free from these things that weigh me down and to really enter into the joy of being Fathered by my creator and savior....
    Read more
  • Getting closer to meeting baby Tardy
    Our home study is next week! We are getting closer to bringing our baby home and we would love your prayers for us as we prepare this week and as we complete our home study. We are really thankful things are moving along in this process. Our agency will have a couple people out to see us next Tuesday and Wednesday. Please be praying for them as they travel and for energy and good health. We are thankful that we can actually get a home study done in India! Thanks to all of you who have helped us to...
    Read more
  • Lessons from Micaiah
    It’s been 6 months since Micaiah was born. God has taught us so much through the life of our son. Our friend Andy spoke at Micaiah’s service. In his message, Andy spoke of Micaiah being our teacher. As parents we are supposed to be the teachers of our children, but we don’t get to teach Micaiah things. There has been a switch in roles. Micaiah has become our teacher and we are learning so much through his life. In honor of Micaiah’s 6 month birthday, I’d like to share some of the things he has taught me and ways...
    Read more
  • Trust
    It has been hard at times to trust God. I like to be in control. By now I should have learned that control is an illusion and that I’ll never be in control. Sometimes we think we are in control only to end up seeing that the thing or person we believe we are controlling is really controlling us. It’s a weird and destructive cycle and I think it stems out of not trusting Him…the One who truly is in control. I want to trust Him. Piper has said that the greatest danger is not trusting God. The enemy...
    Read more
  • Buying Land
    We would like to invite you into a new journey with us, a journey that God is leading us on. But before I share, let me explain a little about why I titled this post “buying land.” A friend encouraged us with Jeremiah 32 after we had shared the news of this new journey we are on. It really resonated with me as I considered this difficult season we have been in and looked to restoration ahead. In this passage the people of God are about to be attacked and taken captive because of their sin against the Lord....
    Read more