Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Many Changes, Many Blessings

I'm sure it's obvious to everyone that we only update our websites when it concerns our children. We have a lot of news, but lets start with Abby. Her mother has had a change of heart and we picked her up again on Saturday to continue the adoption process.

This time the termination papers are signed, so this begins the legal process that will give us protection that we didn't have before. We still have to continue the 6 month period and will also have to get an updated home study now that we are living in Iowa.

Yes, for those that we haven't contacted recently, Stuart has accepted a position at Midwest Industries in Ida Grove, IA. Ida Grove is an hour east of Sioux City and has about 2,500 residents. Midwest Industries produces ShoreLand'r boat trailers and ShoreStation dock and boat lift products.

We are in the process of finding a home and we hope to close in a few weeks. Right now the three of us are residing at the local Super 8. Our house has already been sold as right before listing, a nearby neighbor was insterested and offerred cash and we closed in 1 week! And he meant cash, because he showed up with a portion of the sale in a bread bag, 60,000 cash!!! He was sent back to the bank to get a check....

It has been hard leaving our family, friends and church support, but we have been called to this new home and are exited for our future.

Please keep in touch and we will update our contact info as it changes. Right now, you can continue to use our cell numbers, but use this hotmail account (stu_uken@hotmail.com) while we transfer our internet service.

Stu, Tashia and Abby

"Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter, you will restore my life again" Psalm 71:20


About Missy said...

Praise God - she is so beautiful! We are so happy for you guys and can't wait to meet little miss Abby. We have some news too - I'll send you an email. Keep in touch - come see us soon! We'll be praying for a house for you soon!

Jason Olson said...

Thank you for the links. I have been praying for you guys and will continue to do so. I pray your happiness continues. God bless.

Jason Olson

Erika & Sherwin said...

We are so happy to hear the news about Abby!!! God is good - and His ways are perfect. We were sorry that we could not say goodbye to you before you moved, but are happy that God has led you to your new job, and will soon lead you to a new home! Selling your home in SF was quite the story! Oh my! Another way that God is showing His care for you. We remember sweet Anthony with you today... I can't believe it has been a year already. May God continue to heal your heart's hurt as you miss him.
Please keep us posted! It is SO good to hear from you. With lots of love to all three of you!!

Anonymous said...

We are so happy to see that Abby has come home! Our hearts are filled with joy for you today--just as they were yesterday, as we thought often of Anthony and the time you shared with him. God bless and best wishes as you begin this new chapter in your lives.

- Tracy, Quincy, & Lily

Jennisa said...

I have been following your story through Abiding. My family used to go there, and I still receive the prayer updates!

Praise God for Abby, and what this process is doing for you two!

Welcome to bloggie world! It is a tad addicting! :)

Sara said...

What great news - about Abby! We are definately praying for you and your family. May God keep His loving arms wrapped around you in this time of transition and adjustment!

Anonymous said...

God Bless. Congrats, may the sailing be smooth from here on out. You two deserve the best!!! In our Hearts and in our prayers!!

Brian, Heidi, and Jackson