Okay, okay….

I cave. I can’t stand not talking about it, even though I have nothing concrete yet. First of all, I have an agent! AND a publisher interested in my book! I am really, really thrilled! No contract yet, but my agent is expecting I’ll have it by the end of the month. Hoping, hoping…it seems unreal. The book is a how-to on the topic of mothering a larger family.

Second, if doors continue to open, we hope to be jumping in with the adoption very soon. Nothing super specific to share yet….sorry. But just as it happened with our other adoptions, once we decided we would be adopting again, the money started showing up. It is truly and unmistakeably a God thing.

If any of you are hesitant to begin an adoption because of the expense, my family is living testimony that God provides. His resources are endless and so is his creativity in providing the money. He owns it all. If you’re willing, He’s able.

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  1. Congrats!! Both pieces of news are very exciting!!

    “[God’s] resources are endless and so is his creativity in providing the money. He owns it all. If you’re willing, He’s able.” I am a living testimony to this too! As my mom once told me, “He does own the cattle on a thousand hills . . . he can slaughter a couple for you with no problem.” 🙂

    Isn’t it great that we serve a kind God for whom nothing is impossible!?!?!

  2. Congratulations!! This is wonderful news!

  3. Fantastic news. Our God is an amazing God. He has definitely provided for our adoption in amazing ways. Our faith was stretched but as always, He came through. God is so dependable.

  4. Oh Mary! What wonderful news, I’m so excited for you!!

  5. Martina Fahrner says:

    She got an agent, she got agent! I am so proud of you, Mary. Way to go.

  6. Congratulations!

  7. Oh my goodness!! I would be peeing my pants and hopping around like a four year old if I had an agent and a potential publisher! I’d be doing cartwheels all over town. I’m so excited for you! It’s like living out a dream vicariously through a virtual stranger on a blog…hmmm…perhaps I should spend less time online and more time working on finding my own agent and publisher… =)

    In the meantime though – I’m beyond thrilled for you and Congratulations!

  8. Your book news is super exciting and an inspiration for the rest of us!

  9. Mary CONGRATULATIONS! SOOOO exciting! I will totally buy your book! (And I can’t wait to hear more about your adoptions.)

  10. Hooray! How exciting!

  11. Ooooo….a publisher! Doing a little happy dance for you right now! Can’t WAIT to read it.

  12. *smiling* God is so good!! 🙂 🙂

  13. You have totally inspired me to start working on a query letter for agents/publishers for my own story collection. You’re the woman, Mary! =)

  14. It sounds like some very wonderful things are soon in store for your lovely family! I am so happy for you. Congrats!

  15. wow, congratulations on both pieces of news, mary. that is SO awesome!!! i’m looking forward to reading your book someday soon. 🙂

  16. Congratulations! What great news!

  17. Oh, no wonder you’ve been excited! Can I admit to being the tiniest bit jealous? Happy for you, in spite of being green, though. 🙂

  18. Yeah Mary, Way to go!!!! What a great feeling that must be. I hope that all goes well for you and even though I don’t have a large family I would buy your book anyway……A dear friend of mine has a large family so I could give it to her. And then she’d let me read it;)

  19. Congratulations!!!! Very awesome news about hte book and the adoptions. We will be waiting for more info as it comes about!!

  20. Oh, I am so happy for you about the book and especially the promising news regarding the adoptions. I can’t wait to hear the good news about both.

    Have a blessed Easter, Mary. 🙂

  21. Congratulations, Mary!! God is so good and so faithful!

    Have a wonderful Easter!

  22. Great news on both fronts Mary- so very, very excited for you 🙂 Cna’t wait to hear more !

  23. I thought I left a comment earlier today; I hope you aren’t deleting me! 😉

    I am thrilled for you! You are one amazing woman – a book and new “babies” at the same time! (I am really glad you caved!)

  24. That is great news! Good for you!! 🙂

  25. Two pieces of wonderful news! Congratulations!
    And Happy Easter to you and your family, too.

  26. That is awesome news!!! Both the book news and possible adoption news! 🙂 Have a wonderfully blessed Easter.

  27. that’s great! how exciting. i also love the new header picture at the top of your blog.

  28. What great news! Congrats and thanks for sharing with your readers!!!

  29. I usually don’t comment because you always have somany to read through, but your comment about God providing is SO TRUE! I have such a firm testimony about this. I always advise friends and family that He will provide the way.
    LOVE the new Header as well.

  30. Thanks for letting us all know!! Congratulations. If you do get that book published, I’m sure all your blog readers will buy, and that will get you off to a good start!

  31. Congratulations Mary. I’ll buy the book for sure! 🙂

    And the adoption news is wonderful. Couldn’t be happier for you.


  32. Mary, there is at LEAST one book in you. The hard part really is getting an agent…. several of my family memebers are writers and editors (one is writes childrens literature and the other is an editor/project manager and writes cookbooks…).

    How exciting and wonderful for you!!

  33. Wow! You will be famous!!!!! This is so well deserved and absolutely wonderful, Mary.

  34. I will be the first one in Texas to buy your book!

    And never were more truer words written than what you wrote at the bottom about how God’s provision is endless. It is indeed.

  35. Well now, that is just about THE most exciting news next to brand new children! I’m so thrilled for you, Mary! Can’t wait to hear more details…

  36. Congrats! this is fantastic news- so exciting- we’ll be praying it all falls into place (and yes, I do mean both the book and the adoption!)
    Happy Easter.

  37. Beautiful! How thrilling and I love your new look!!! Congrats!

  38. Congratulations – that’s wonderful!

  39. Your post today was something I’d always wondered about your family. Isn’t it expensive to adopt? And now, you’ve answered that question. Thanks, I think many wonder how they can do it and now you’ve answered how you do it. I’ve been in that situation where we have had a large expense and the money just starts showing up. I agree, totally a God thing!

  40. just because i am the 40th comment on this…(i am just reading this now after a busy weekend since last thursday)…you KNOW how happy i am for you! xoxox prez of your fan club.