For many months now Chad and I have been praying about where to have this baby. In the beginning we always intended to have the baby here. We never really thought twice about it. But as we began to ask around, many people told us that if it was possible, to go have the baby in the states. But we still didn’t know if this would even be an option. And we didn’t know if this was what God wanted. God would really have to open some doors for us to go back home to WA and have this baby.
Having the baby in either place would mean sacrifices that we would have to make. There are definitely pros and cons to both. And even after sitting down and writing out the pros and cons, we still didn’t have a clear answer as to what we should do. So we continued to pray and pray and pray. We wanted God to be glorified in the decision that we made. And we wanted it to be God’s plan, not just what we wanted.
Our answer became more clear when God began to open some doors. They just happened to be the exact doors that we had been praying about. Because of those open doors, we will be traveling back to WA to have the baby. This was not any easy decision and like I said before, does require some sacrifices. One of those sacrifices is Chad and I being apart for at least one month. My sister-in-law, Tanya, is here right now with us. She flew out here to fly back with me so that I could have some help with Asher, being that I am almost 8 months pregnant! We leave on Monday (Oct. 22). Chad will be staying in Honduras to continue work in the ministry, probably until sometime around Thanksgiving. The baby is due December 6 so we plan on staying until early January, once we have obtained all the necessary paperwork to fly back to Honduras with our new bundle.
Thank you to all those that were praying with us on this big decision. We do feel at peace that this is what God wanted for our family. Please continue to pray for us in the coming months. Specific prayers include the time while Chad is apart from us, the traveling that we will be doing, the labor and delivery of baby B, and all the adjusting that will be taking place in the next couple months for our soon to be family of 4. Thank you and God bless!