Thursday, September 23, 2010

{A Different Way of Doing Things}


I've felt this huge relief to finally be able to talk openly about our upcoming adoption.  We are so happy and words really can't even begin to describe how excited we are to soon meet our baby!  When we started this process early this year we went through major changes in our mindset on just how a family becomes a family.

We humans don't deal with change very well.  We are serious creatures of habit and so many times we assume that just because we haven't done it this way before -- it's a less beautiful experience, or it's way more difficult.  We often miss out on so much joy and excitement by limiting our world -- limiting God.

Adoption is different.  I never had to be FBI fingerprinted to give birth to my children.  I felt amazing experience of my babies move in my belly and knew about when to expect them and if they were a boy or girl.  Different is just as amazing.  


This past week we received news of our first possible match.  I'm not going to go into detail on the child, simply because it's just a possibility.  This is one way this process is so crazy.  I was given two photos to look at.  As  a mommie it's so stinkin' hard to look at this beautiful little one and not see my baby -- not dream about the incredible future we could give this child -- but I'm trying.

Gavin's life prepared us is so many ways for this process.  One things our little boy taught us was the incredible peace that can come from fully trusting God -- trusting him in life and also trusting him in death.  Adam and I fully trust that God already is preparing our little child -- and when the times comes he will make that child available to us!

Thanks so much for coming on this journey with us -- supporting us with your encouraging words and prayers!

**These are old photos from last year -- my little girl has grown so much.


reesha said...

What you are doing is so very inspiring! I'm so excited for your family!

RockinMom said...

I have followed your blog for a long time. I have prayed for your family. I have cried for your family. I have never posted a comment, but wanted to come out of hiding to tell you that I am thrilled for your family and praise Jesus that you are experiencing joy and happiness as you embark on this new chapter.

Chris said...

The whole adoption process can be surreal. When you are pregnant, you have a fairly good idea when you will bring home your child. Adopting can take forever or happen suddenly.

We found out on a Monday that we would be picking up our son on Thursday. Whirlwind of shopping doesn't even begin to describe those few days.

I often said through the whole waiting process that there was something a little disconcerting about background checks, fingerprinting, references etc, etc....when giving birth, there are no questions asked. Like I said, it was just all a little surreal.

Ailene said...

I so love that you are adopting! That is just like God- He is the God of adoption!

How beautiful. Lord, I thank You that You have Your hand on this family and have always known the amazing plans You have for them. Thank You for their strength and the amazing testimony it is to the whole world!

Prepare and provide the way for the perfect fit of baby and family in the coming months and thank You that You will and are doing that now and that it's been on Your heart and in Your mind for a looong time!


Ailene said...

and I can hardly believe that right now as I'm listening to the live IHOP-KC prayer room, they are literally praying that the church will wake up and partner with God's heart for adoption.

How amazing!!

Tina said...

I'm soo happy for you all. I can't wait to follow this journey with you. Thank you so much for letting all of us be a part of your life.

Holly said...

I've been a little absent lately in the social networking world, but I just wanted to tell you and Adam that you are truly an inspiration to our family.

Eric and I have talked about adoption and specifically adoption of a child with certain needs. Being in the medical world as much as we have been, it's hard to see all the sick children without families. There are far too many, as you know.

It touches my heart on so many levels to see your family pushing forward to give one of those children the family they deserve.

I can't wait to get updates on your new addition. Congratulations!

p.s. I may be calling you in the future for some pointers :-)