Love Makes a Family

We talk about waiting on God A LOT around here at Messy Marriage because, frankly, this life is full of “waiting on God.” And as I’ve mentioned before, God very often does His greatest work in our lives when we wait on Him, and this could never be more true than in the lives of a couple that I want to introduce you to today …

Their names are Tony and Emily and they are on a God-born quest to adopt two sisters (8 and 2 years old) from East Africa. This can be an incredibly difficult undertaking—the waiting on God’s timing to bring all the pieces together—and the financial burden that comes along with it. But this couple is willing to face this challenge with God’s help.

And we can help too!

We, here at Messy Marriage, have the privilege of linking up with Love Makes a Family and 14 other bloggers over the first 14 days of February to support Tony and Emily in this honorable calling to provide a forever family to these sweet and deserving little girls.

You can help by simply making a small donation of $14 and your money will go a LONG way to help defray some of the expensive costs of this venture.

Would you consider helping?  

If you’d like to know more about how to contribute and be a part of this beautiful story of the making of a family … click on the button below.

You can also visit Tony and Emily’s blog – Making Moves or visit a fellow blogger, Ginger, who helped to kick off the 14 Day Fundraiser at Moment’s Defined for more of Tony and Emily’s amazing “love story”of two little girls in need of a family.

If you can’t donate, then consider lifting them up in prayer as they continue on this journey. 

And be sure to join us on Wedded Wednesday for our next Link-up where I’ll be sharing about the many vulnerabilities that can occur in a messy marriage and hoping to read many of your stories of marriage and parenthood too!


Linking up with – NOBH, Monday’s Musings, Marriage Moment, Matrimonial Monday, and Playdates with God

16 responses to “Love Makes a Family”

  1. Hi Beth, this is so good, adoption is so close to my heart and I am planing on it seriously. My prayers will go to God for them as I have great financial needs to meet right now. Thanks for sharing.I have followed your blog for a while now and have been inspired by it. I nominated your blog for the Blog Of The Year 2012 Award! You can find it here:!Have a super blessed day!Love


  2. Love those pictures. 🙂 Praying (and praising God) for Tony and Emily and all those I know in my own life who are pursuing adoption.


  3. Waiting on God is a topic near and dear to my heart too. I will pray for Tony and Emily and their amazing God-given quest.


  4. Woohoo, adopting from East Africa! (am kenyan). love love love. heading over to their site. Thanks for sharing their story.


  5. That’s so good to hear–that adoption is close to your heart. It makes sense since you seem to be such a caring, nurturing person, Ugochi. And thanks so much for nominating my blog. I’m speechless. I truly appreciate your support and friendship, my friend!


  6. Thanks so much for your kind words and prayers, Lisa! They mean so much, not just to me, but to Tony and Emily as well.


  7. Yes, it’s near to my heart too. And thanks so much for the prayers, Elizabeth Anne. I appreciate it and so do Tony and Emily!


  8. Really? I didn’t know that about you. But you live in the US, don’t you? I’m so glad you’re heading to their site, Ngina. I hope you find their story as inspiring as I have.


  9. Oh, how wonderful, Beth! I’m clicking over to read more about this remarkable couple.


  10. bluecottonmemory Avatar

    What an exciting journey – 2 sisters to love! Will be praying for their journey, for heart preparation for what is on their hearts!


  11. Yes, I live in the states, moved here in 2011. They have an awesome story.


  12. This is a sweet story will be praying for their adventure!


  13. Thanks for coming by, Becky. And as you can see, “yes” it showed up! Yay! I appreciate you’re support and friendship SO MUCH! 🙂


  14. Thanks so much! Prayers are such a precious offering, my friend!


  15. That’s great, Laura. I really appreciate you around this place, my friend!


  16. This is so cool, Beth! I have a friend who is leaving tomorrow for Ghana because they are adopting two little girls. They are going there for the court case. What blessed children these kids will be!


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