It's hard to believe that we started this process 18 months ago. A lot of life has happened since then. Covid. Soccer Seasons. Baseball Seasons. Summers filled with lake and beach trips. Christmases. Birthdays. Laughter and smiles and a few tears too.
We've filled out paperwork and written checks. We've prayed. We've patiently (and at times, not so patiently) waited. We've talked with friends. We've dreamed with family.
At the beginning of this process, we were told, this is a long process with lots of emotions. Ups and downs and everything in between.
They were right.
It's been a lot. And I couldn't be more thankful for it.
My mom couldn't have been more right when she gave this little nugget of truth:
The adoption process is a truly special process that knits your heart to a child you've never met or seen or held.
All the hours spent doing paperwork and reading and completing trainings.
The nights filled with prayers.
The days filled with thoughts and wonderings of the heart.
There's no way to really put it in words, but Mom was right.
(But then again, is that really surprise? Mom is always right. lol)
So here we are...at a big moment:
We are starting to see referrals of children! We are excited, giddy, nervous, and all the things that we don't really know how to express yet.
Please pray with us!
Pray for God's guidance for us in this most important step. That God would make our path extremely clear to us. That we would have peace and confidence as we keep walking as willing and active participants in the beauty of God's redemptive story.
Thank you for walking arm and arm with us - here we go!
“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.”