Nate and Julie have been married for nearly 17 years now. They love their chaos filled life; chasing their five biological children from sports, to spelling bees to piano. It’s a simple life, but it’s what they would choose over and over again. Life is about faith and family. It’s about talent shows, Disney sing-offs, homemade pizza, family home evening, wrestling and yes, basketball.
Adoption was not part of their immediate plan when two years ago they stumbled across the profile of a child meant to be theirs on Reeces Rainbow. They spent a week in country meeting and falling in love with her, and then the birth country formed a law that banned this adoption. Their hearts, and those of their biological children, were broken. She would never come home. Starting another journey has been a difficult decision.
The knowledge that there was another child for their family nagged at them. After a few months, Julie and Nate began to study the profiles of children waiting for their forever families. This little face became familiar. And tender. And then, it became theirs…
This journey has taken such different direction that what they would have imagined. But they acknowledge their Heavenly Father’s hand in it, and are so excited to add to their family by bringing this little man home. He has NO idea how life will change with 2 brothers, 3 sisters and a mom and dad.
Bring on the ‘firsts’….
4/9/14—HOME STUDY ALMOST COMPLETE
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at pitcherperfect.blogspot.com