Profile Book

Today is the big day for bringing in our profile book!  I spent hours on this book that tells expectant parents all about us.  We created pages about us, how we met, what we like to do, about our families and our promise as adoptive parents.  This was really fun to put together.  We used iPhoto and had the books printed and bound.  We had to make four copies of them – 3 of them will stay in the Grand Rapids Bethany Christian Services Office and one will be sent to Lansing to an office that they work closely with there.  Tim and I have been praying for the people that will eventually view this book.  We are praying for their tough decision that they are having to make.  They have to have the most amazing strength to go through this process and give their child up.  I have been praying that God will help them to make the right decision – either to parent or put their child up for adoption.

Will you join us in prayer over the expectant parents that will be viewing our books?  We believe that there is a child out there for us – a child that God wants to place with us.   Thanks!

2 comments on “Profile Book

  1. Lisa TenBrink says:

    Vanessa and Tim,
    I am so excited for you guys! As an adopted child myself, I know first hand the abundant blessings adoption brings. I pray your blessings will be just as wonderful!

    There is a poem that means a lot to me that I want to share with you guys. I found it when I was a teen and have held it close to my heart since then. I hope you will find it special too.

    Legacy of An Adopted Child

    Once there were two women who never knew each other.
    One you don not remember; the other you call “mother”.
    Two different lives shaped to make your one.
    One became your guiding star; the other became your sun.
    The first gave you life, and the second taught you to live it.
    The first gave you a need for love, and the second was there to give it.
    One gave you a nationality; the gave you a name.
    One gave you the seed of talent; the gave you an aim.
    One gave you emotions; the other calmed your fears.
    One saw your first sweet smile; the other dried your tears.
    One gave you up; it was all that she could do.
    The other prayed for a child and God led her straight to you.
    And now you ask me through your tears
    the age old question of the years:
    Heredity or environment-which are you the product of?
    Neither, my darling, neither-
    Just two different kinds of love.
    Author Unknown

    Blessings to you and Tim during this very special time in your lives!
    Lisa TenBrink

  2. Michele Nolte says:

    You are both in our Prayers. We know that God will be with you and the family who will bring their child into your lives. We will check often to make sure we Pray for the needs at hand.
    All Our Love and Prayers, Mom and Dad

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