Our Plans in God’s Hands

“The Lord knows all human plans; He knows that they are futile.” – Psalm 94:11, NIV Recently, I’ve been reminded that we aren’t made to control the future. Although “Create your own future” or “You’re in charge of your own destiny” sound good to the people living in the “land of opportunity”, they don’t align … Continue reading

Broken Pieces

Broken Pieces

Little man has been with us almost 3 weeks now! He absolutely loves puzzles, especially his firetruck one, and I’ve noticed he gets really frustrated with one particular piece that has a broken corner that won’t connect (thanks to our dog!!). I found myself explaining to him that we can still use the broken piece … Continue reading

We got licensed as foster parents!

Great news everybody….we are now licensed foster parents!!! I (Kristen) got the word yesterday that we were approved and that our license was in the mail! We are thrilled and terrified at the same time about entering this new season of our lives. We know God has amazing plans to use our home as a … Continue reading

We’re ready to meet our Miracle!

We’re ready to meet our Miracle!

We’re in the final stages of licensing for foster care and it is so tempting to want to rush the process. We’re trying to soak up our alone time now since we know our life is about to change drastically. Preparing to be foster parents is almost like being pregnant…you know the general timeline of … Continue reading

Our Family Journey: We Are “Expecting!”

My heart is full as I begin to tell you our journey that started in brokenness and ended up in loving surrender to God’s beautiful plan. David and I were married just over 5 years ago, full of dreams of a large family, including a desire to one day bring children into our family through … Continue reading

What a summer!

Here’s the highlight reel from our summer so far (between June 1 and Sept 1): 8 business trips for David to the New Jersey area 1 family vacation with David’s side to Alabama in July 7 new cities visited: St. Augustine FL, Daytona Beach FL, Birmingham AL, Chattanooga TN, Montvale NJ, New York NY, Ottawa … Continue reading

The Surrender to Adventure

The Surrender to Adventure

The life of adventure – that is, the one of following God’s voice into the unknown and out of the comfort zone of independent living – doesn’t always look the same in every season of life. In our last season of life, 2012-2013, adventure included a relocation to Belize and a time focused on international … Continue reading

Celebrating Andrew’s Life

Celebrating Andrew’s Life

Today is a lot different than the last 26 times I woke up to the morning of March 24. In 1987, my baby brother Andrew entered the world and filled my life with over 26 years of incredible memories. Today, I’m missing him a lot, but I’m still rejoicing in the miracle of his life. On his … Continue reading

Happy Thanksgiving from the Gladneys!

Happy Thanksgiving from the Gladneys!

We stand amazed this Thanksgiving at all the gifts that we have been given by our good God. Yes, we have endured a season of grief and pain since losing my (David’s) brother on August 15; and yes, it is still challenging. At the same time, we recognize that God is always giving good things to His children. … Continue reading