Hi! We are Josh + Barbie!
We never could have imagined the plans the Lord had to start our family. He truly has brought Jeremiah 29:11 to life in a whole new way for us. We entered marriage with a deep desire to be parents. After 3 years of trying to conceive, God unified our desires with His plan.
We were both created with the need to have a plan and to stick to it! So you can only imagine the surprise this calling was to each of us. In true Barbie fashion the plan had changed and preparation was in full swing. There was research and conversations...lots of conversations with people who had been there, with Jesus, and with one another. Josh on the other hand was still trying to wrap his mind around what happened...Why didn’t this work?... What were we do wrong?...What in the world was this new plan going to look like?...Not to mention trying to SLOW BARBIE DOWN!
The one thing we knew without a shadow of a doubt was that we could trust the Author and Creator of Life. He had been too faithful for us to start questioning Him now. So we said “YES” to His plan, believing that God has more than we could ever ask or imagine.
Over the last year our Heavenly Father has reshaped our view of adoption. He has removed so many fears and replaced them with an unshakeable peace. He has allowed us to walk in so much freedom and experience so much healing before stepping into parenthood. He has taught us so much about grace, compassion, love, and forgiveness.
There is no community like the adoption community. We have felt so welcomed and honored to get to be a part of this family. Our friends and family have covered us in prayer, supported us in more ways that we can count, and loved us beyond what we deserve. We are so thankful for what God is doing in our lives and those around us!