I honestly can't believe that I have the amazing privilege to write this welcome home/adoption post, for the third time. It's pretty crazy for me to personally think about. I just never imagined this is how my story would go -- a mother to five children.
I'm so glad God does not leave the story of our lives up to us and our own creativity and imagination -- His so much better, so much cooler.
This weekend we welcomed home our fifth child to be. This little one is so very amazing. She has had a very difficult start but the potential that Adam and I see in her far outweighs her past and present challenges. This whole adoption thing is really breath taking. I'm not sure if I could ever fully explain the feeling -- being chosen, divinely brought together and given the opportunity to be mommie, not replacing the mother who choose life for their children, but a second mother to love and walk beside and behind these beautiful children.
This process might look a little different in some ways. All our adoptions were a process. It takes at least six month to finalize a domestic adoption through the child welfare system and this one could take a little longer, but maybe not. Because of that I don't feel totally comfortable giving all the details. After all, the details don't really matter right? I find that so much of our social media driven culture craves drama and details, sometimes we lose sight of the happy side of life, the victories and hope shining through.
Adam and I are so excited to start this next season in life. We once again will be searching for our beautiful new normal and learning to settle into our exciting new chapter.
Welcome home sweet baby girl!