foster care

my soul waits

"i wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in His word i hope." psalm 130:5

for all of you in a season of waiting. its worth every single minute. Jesus is birthing something inside you that will flourish one day. may you be filled with HOPE today.

these two daughters were worth the wait. the husband and i waited for days, weeks, & months upon months for these little humans to enter our life. the hardest part was what the Lord took me through from the moment He started showing us we were called to adoption sooner than we thought. we had always talked about adoption like it was a fleeting thought that would one day happen. my plan was to have some children and adopt a baby from overseas. well thats not the plan Jesus had for us.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

so the convo of having a family started. every single time we kept hearing the Lord say "wait, i'm not releasing you to move forward."

month after month. we never felt like it was time but you better believe my heart was ready for a little babe. i knew Jesus was preparing me for motherhood and i started to question why we both didn't have peace about starting a family. around this time many of my friends started to announce they were pregnant & i'd start to notice EVERY SINGLE BABY around me. not fun. i remember crying out to God like i was telling Him things He didn't know.

then came the dream. | read the dream here |

after having the dream that we were adopting a little babe is when the waiting got real deep. real fast. i struggled for a solid two weeks - just weeping, crying out to God, & worshipping. it was the most intense few weeks of my life. Jesus birthed something deep inside me. i know a piece of it was adopting the twins but i also know theres more to His story.

"a father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling." pslam 68:5

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Jesus is the same yesterday, and today, and forever. i'm thankful for the waiting. as challenging as it may seem only good things can come from it. it might not look like you have visioned. "my plan" was nothing like i had thought but i wouldn't have it any other way. embrace the waiting. may your faith increase & may you live fully where Jesus has you today.

for those of you in the throws of fostering - LOVE like your little babe won't be there tomorrow. by God's grace i never struggled with giving these little ladies ALL of my love. i loved at the capacity that i knew how. He will give you all the grace you need in the process.

i love seeing Jesus show off.

let my ceiling be your floor. it doesn't have to be a scary process. we would do it all over again.

headband | brielasbowtique || gold pants | trendytwinscompany || shoes | nordstorm worth the wait shirt | handmade with gold fabric paint


the story of copper + pearl

this is a lifestyle blog about a day in the life of our twin girls - copper + pearl. no, these are not the girls real names. we officially adopted the twins in November of 2014. out of respect we knew we needed to keep the girls real names private since we adopted them from a small town in texas.

c + p logo

copper + pearl started a few years ago as my hubby and i were on the journey of creating our first business. we made handmade wooden signs with song lyrics, scripture, and sayings. we even had our friend create a logo! but, the glory days of making money by our hardworking hands only lasted about 6 months. it was fun while it lasted but we realized all of our time was spent making these signs for not much pay. all that time wasn't really worth it to us. so off we went to different income opportunities. but, copper + pearl stayed in our hearts.

so here we are introducing our sweet twin girls | copper + pearl |

c and p

i have a lot of vision for this blog but writing can be difficult with little ladies in the house. the last few weeks blogging has come up in almost every conversation i've had. & not the mention my friend jen hatmaker {blogger friends are real friends, right?} wrote a blog about becoming a writer. so here i go jen. entering the world of blogging. it's so exciting! plus you'll be seeing these cuties all over this blog. so join us in this adventure, we will learn and grow together!!

Copper + Pearl