Sunday, July 5, 2009

Ready, Set, Jump

Sometimes God asks you to jump!

Nick and I are very different when it comes to getting in a pool.
I am a kick off your flip flop, throw your towel down, and cannonball into the deep end kinda girl. Nick is a slowly and methodically inch your way down the steps and into the shallow end, while holding your nose, kinda guy.

This pool entry speaks volumes of how we approach life...
but we are doing it....
holding hands and ....
jumping off together....
to adopt a child from South Korea!

18 comments:

  1. ML and Nick,

    There are not words to describe how excited I am for the two of you! This child will be blessed beyond belief to have the two of you as parents. TJ and I will be praying for you through every step of this incredible journey. God is going to demonstrate his love, faithfulness, power and provision during the coming months as you await the child that He has planned for you to parent. Put us to work in any way to help bring home Baby Brown!

    We love you guys!

    Casey

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  2. Love the new blog layout!!

    SOOO excited for you guys and the journey you are about to embark on. It will be the most challenging and rewarding thing you've ever done. I will help in any way I can!!

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  3. Can't wait to kiss those fat little Korean cheeks!! And give him all the coke and candy he wants...it's payback time!

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  4. Hey guys,

    I know how long you have prayed about this and the lengthy process you have gone through with the decision to take this step. As you both know I am adopted and all I can tell you is this..... Adopted children never have to wonder about what love really is, they never have the fear of being unloved or unwanted, they never question that love is bigger than one person and most importantly they never wonder if love is negotiable. By adopting this child you will truly be fullfilling one of God's greatest commands..... and living the prophecy, "that which you have done unto the least of these, so have you also done unto me". There is no greater expression of love than this and I am so thankful the two of you are giving this to a child. Be blessed and enjoy this journey and know that what you are doing WILL quite litterally mean the world to a child, I know this for a fact!

    Love and blessings to you both,
    David

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  5. Yeah again. Let us know how we can help you guys on this journey! so exciting.

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  6. We are so excited for you guys! And I love the new blog design too. Finally we can return some of those babysitting favors. Also I want to host one of those dinner party nights you were telling me about once-just tell me when (and how) and let's schedule it!

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  7. How exciting!! I can't wait to see the updates that come to this new blog!!

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  8. To say I'm excited would be a huge understatement!! I'm gonna be a grandma!!! =-) Yippee!!!

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  9. You know the Cookeville visits will consist of (boy or girl) digging for worms, playing in the rain and YES, lots of nail polish! We are thrilled for the Brown family! I will have a t-shirt made that says "I belong to baby brown...Watch me dance!"

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  10. I love the title of the blog. So perfect.

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  11. And hey - how do I add that little button thing to my blog?

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  12. Many of my friends are great-grandmothers, it's MY TIME now!!!!!! (I assume checks should be made out to bringinghomebabybrown?????

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  13. I have to tell you guys that when MawMaw told me about this, I got MAJOR goosebumps. I'm so excited for you guys. I'll be praying for that one special baby God has chosen for you two. Does that mean that Joseph will have to watch ANOTHER female Christmas cheerleader if it's a girl?!!! I love you guys!

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  14. So excited for you both! The Lord has already picked out your child and I'm excited to see where He will take you guys :) One of my college roommates in on the same journey. They have done some creative fundraising and have learned a lot from the journey. Here is her website if you want to check it out- www.comehomemoses.blogspot.com

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  15. hi! i'm one of emily's friends and saw the post on her blog. congrats!!

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  16. Yeah! I finally figured out how to post a comment! We are so excited for you guys...it's going to be a wonderful journey!

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  17. This is amazing Mary Leigh! Thanks for sharing the process. We will be praying for you!

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  18. Nick and Mary Leigh,

    We just wanted to let you guys know that we love you, and we are praying for you. Upon logging onto your blog tonight we immediately knew what God wanted us to do. We know you will be an amazing blessing to this baby... We are just blessed to be able to help! God is good, and we know that He is going to bless the two of you!! We will be following your story closely! Love you both!

    Stuart and Tori

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