That they may teach the young women to be sober, to lover their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. Titus 2:4-5

This is the scripture that change my way of thinking about my role as a wife and mother. Jeremy and I made a decision when Sam was 9 weeks old to have a vasectomy. We came to this decision because I had some complications with my pregnancy and birth. I later began to regret that I would not have anymore children. I was raised to work hard and have two children, you know the boy and the girl. The perfect family. I attended a women's conference and was convicted about the way I treated my husband and my selfish view of children. At that time I repented and began to pray that we could make this right with the Lord. I tried to convince my husband to have a vasectomy reversal for about year. He finally conceded, but with much reservation. We were going to make the appointment when the Lord spoke very clearly to my heart. I was taking a shower (He talks to me a lot in the shower) and He said, "Don't be like Sarah and in your impatience give Jeremy Hagar." I knew immediately that having a reversal was not the Lords will for our family. I went to Jeremy and he was relieved. He said he already knew and that maybe we should adopt. We both have a love for children and we have a loving home that is filled with the Lord. I started researching and the Lord in His sovereignty led us to Heaven Sent Children. When we met our case worker Stephanie we bonded after about 5 minutes. She started out explaining domestic adoption and then began to give details on some other countries, but when she told us about the program in Korea we both knew instantly that is where God had planned before the foundation of the world for us to get our son. Before we left her office I told her I had a name picked out for a girl it was Ellie, and she said, "Name him Eli." Again we knew immediately that was his name. We have a Sam and Eli was perfect. I got out to the car and looked up Eli in the Bible and it means "The Lord is exalted." So our greatest desire is for the Lord to receive all of the glory, honor, and praise throughout this process. We hope you can see His hand as well.


Jeremy, Kimberly, Lily, Sam, and Eli